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ensso Piuma Brass

The pen came neatly packaged in a matte black card stock box, a foam inner protecting the shiny brass cigar shaped pen. The box had the ‘ensso’ logo printed in gold foil but not much else, minimal and relatively recyclable which is a plus in my opinion as I usually lob them straight in the bin...

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Platinum #3776 Fountain Pen Review: Black & Gold Trim

There are some pens within the fountain pen community that seem to come up time and time again as recommendations for a great pen. For an 'entry level' gold nibbled fountain pen the Platinum #3776 is one of those pens, so how does this pen stack up?

The #3776 I am reviewing is the 'standard' v...

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First Look: Twiss Pens Conway Stewart 'Red Whirl' Perfecto Cigar

One of my two main purchases from the 'Bristol' south west pen show this year, I have not had it long enough to review yet, but it is pretty special.

Made from a Conway Stewart acrylic it feels great in hand and looks even better. No sharp edges, beautifully finished and furnished with a rhuthe...

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Atoma Ring Bound Notebooks

I absolutely love the idea of the Atoma ring bound system. You can take pages out, put new ones in and have multiple different types of paper (or rulings) exactly where you want them. So much more flexibility than a bound book. The system has most of the benefits of a traditional ring bound system...

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Diamine Shimmer Inks 2016

Twelve new colours have been produced and released by Diamine in their very popular Shimmer line and they kindly sent through four of them to me for review. I am not much of a sparkly ink user as I alluded to in my last review of Caroube de Chypre by J. Herbin but it's Christmas time and this seems...

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