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Private Reserve Electric DC Blue Fountain Pen Ink

Blue inks are a bit hit and miss for me, anything that reminds me of the blue inks that I used at school instantly get rejected but a great blue with plenty of pop can usually be found in my rotation.

It took a while for this sample to make it through into a daily writer but I am glad it did. Th...

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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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