The TL;DR of this review: this is the same pen as the marvellous Scribo 3 I reviewed almost a year ago to the day, but in a gorgeous wine-red purple, the colour of plums or red onions. It’s brilliant, an edition of 50, and £100 cheaper than a Scribo Feel. If you’re on the fence … Continue reading Scribo’s still got it: Write Here Tropea
Thank you to the 200 people who entered my Fountain Pen Day giveaway! You've given me TONS of insight into what's on your mind this year in the world of stationery. And now the moment you've been waiting for: who won the Esterbrook JR and the swag? I've whipped out my random number generator and … Continue reading And the winner is…
I’ve been struck a few times recently by a kind of pen-related existentialist vertigo. Looking at a turned pen in a fancy resin, I couldn’t shake the thought it’s just a stick of plastic with a nib screwed in the end. Sure, this is an oversimplification. I know there’s a lot of work involved in … Continue reading A stick of plastic with a nib on the end
John Garnham's pens (previously reviewed here) are difficult to get hold of. You can still only buy them through the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group, and he makes them only in limited quantities. He's not interested in building a business around pens, so he doesn't even have a website. But that doesn't mean he avoids … Continue reading The big bargain: John Garnham JG8
The Bononia is a new release for Tibaldi, and as of time of writing this is the first published review. When I’ve posted photos of the pen on Instagram, folks have got rather excited, and it’s easy to see why: the ‘Seashell Mist’ resin on this review sample is stunning. But what’s it like as … Continue reading The beautiful Bononia from Tibaldi
A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since I published my last State of the Collection back in, would you believe it, mid August. If you're new to UKFP, these posts mainly give you a tour of my pen tray: what I'm using, what ink pairings I've got going, and what's on my … Continue reading State of the Collection: November 2020
After my original review of the Loft Pens bespoke pen a few weeks ago, Sam reached out and offered for me to test out the improvements he'd made to the design and manufacturing process. I am always happy to re-review products that have changed significantly since I tested them: it doesn't help buyers like you, … Continue reading Re-reviewing Loft Pens: how does v2 stack up?