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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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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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