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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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J Herbin 1670 - Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin was an enterprising young sailor from France who lived during the 17th century. The 1670 edition inks by the J. Herbin brand have been created to celebrate his life; a range of sparkly inks containing fine mica (glitter) particles to add a little shine to everyday writing.

Ink in TWSBI Eco

The latest ...

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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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Staedtler Premium Initium Pencil - Black

The Initium line of pens and pencils is the premium offering from Staedtler, who are more commonly known for their excellent value and high quality pencils & accessories. The pencil being reviewed here is currently being sold for an eye-watering £62.50 on Cult Pens. Last week I called a £275 penc...

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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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