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Faber-Castell E-Motion Fountain Pen

When I first saw this pen I knew that I wanted one, the clean lines and distinct design really appealed to me.

Barrel and Exposed Nib

The barrel of the pen is made from pear wood, this one stained black. Other stain finishes and materials are available including a rather stunning Pure Black version. Pear wood is a...

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Every Second Carry

Some people carry a bag all the time containing their essential items and every day when I go to work I also do so. Having a bag allows me to carry a good selection of pens, pencils, paper and electronic gadgets and accessories with me to take advantage of all the situations I find myself in.

At ...

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Fosfor Bangalore

I didn't think that I had an inner hipster, but recently I have been hunting for small artisan companies that hand make fountain pens and either ordering interesting pens from them or going the completely custom route. My interest in the bigger name brands such as Pelikan or OMAS has wained and ins...

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Franklin Christoph Model 20

Franklin Christoph was founded in 1901 producing ceramic products, it was not until 2001 when they changed direction to become a designer and manufacturer of fine writing instruments such as the one featured here today.

Whilst other pen companies have innovated with different materials and colou...

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Parker Sonnet

As my first stationery related blog post on Dot-Cross-Dot I wanted to review my first decent fountain pen and now by far my longest owned pen. I received this Matt Black Parker Sonnet as a 16th birthday present in 2001 from my Dad's best friends Alan & Anita.

I spent my childhood looking at my...

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