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Private Reserve Chocolat Fountain Pen Ink

Brown inks seem to be having a bit of a comeback in popularity recently and they serve as a great alternative to black or blue ink. I always found them a bit boring and this one should be the same, but for some reason I really like this ink.

As with other Private Reserve inks it is highly satura...

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Twiss Pens Green Lizard Fountain Pen

From the simple Lamy Safari through to a beautifully crafted Twiss pen like the one I am reviewing today, the majority of both modern and vintage pens are made out plastics or more generally polymers. Polymers are typically defined as a large molecule comprised of many repeated subunits, and you ca...

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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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