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Paper Stocks: On the hunt for perfect paper...

The William Hannah notebook is stunning, a beautifully designed and crafted piece of leather and metal work that is the epitome of writing luxury. The paper is pretty good; it doesn't feather too much, bleed at all and show through is minimal. But it is pretty expensive (11p per page including ship...

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William Hannah A5 Notebook

"To hold a pen is to be at war." Voltaire

I take a look at my collection of pens from a simple Dex to the Sailor Progear Imperial Black, Pelikan M805 piston filler and custom Edison's.

The feel as the nib glides over a crisp white sheet of paper. The ability for me to capture my thought...

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Edison Collier - Persimmon Swirl

Near the town of Rothbury in Northumberland, England there is a country house called Cragside which was the countryside residence of Lord Armstrong, an industrialist from Newcastle upon Tyne. The most interesting part of the properties history from my perspective is that it was the location of the...

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J Herbin 1670 - Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin was an enterprising young sailor from France who lived during the 17th century. The 1670 edition inks by the J. Herbin brand have been created to celebrate his life; a range of sparkly inks containing fine mica (glitter) particles to add a little shine to everyday writing.

Ink in TWSBI Eco

The latest ...

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Pilot Custom Heritage 92

Pilot is a brand that keeps popping up all over the place on blogs and podcasts including a fair few 'top brand' type posts and apart from the MR (Metropolitan) that I happened to win from the Pen Addict blog (thanks Brad!) I hadn't actually bought one to try out. One browsing session however, I sp...

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