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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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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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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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Namisu Nova

Black is by far the best way of describing the pen I am currently looking at. Made of smooth black anodised aluminium and with a black oxide coated nib this pen feels like it would be suitable for spies, the special forces or anyone wanting to stay incognito.

Black Nova

I have a thing for black nib pens...

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Dex Smooth Soft Fountain Pen

How much do you have to pay for a fountain pen that writes consistently? I used to think that you had to pay a whopping £16 for a LAMY Safari, and then be tied into their proprietary cartridges or make the leap to bottled ink. It turns out that I was wrong, for only £12.50 you can get a cracking...

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