Art and alchemy: The Onoto Great Court Vitreous Enamel

Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:   The sun-comprehending glass,And beyond it, the deep blue air, that showsNothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.Philip Larkin, High Windows Few pens make me want to quote poetry (especially by my favourite poet). The Onoto Great Court Vitreous Enamel Sterling Silver is one. But let's get something … Continue reading Art and alchemy: The Onoto Great Court Vitreous Enamel

Incoming!

Heads up, dear readers: the review queue is looking flush. In the past seven days, in case you missed it, I: Reappraised Benu pens from RussiaFound myself getting hate mail after critiquing the Venvstas MagnaEnjoyed the relatively budget Narwhal Original (wherever its nib comes from)Gave you some tips on checking your own nibs when they … Continue reading Incoming!

The frustration of innovation with the VENVSTAS Magna

I’ve never used a pen like the Venvstas Magna before, and you probably haven’t either. (That’s a clue that this may be a long review...) My first minutes with the pen were a rollercoaster of ups and downs, as again and again I discovered interesting innovations in materials and construction, combined with frustrating execution. In … Continue reading The frustration of innovation with the VENVSTAS Magna