The allure of expense and inconvenience (or how I fell for the Montblanc 1912)

As a vinyl lover, I often think about this cartoon from the New Yorker. Funny thing is, it accurately sums up how I feel about the Montblanc Heritage 1912, too. Like vinyl, it's expensive. Retail price in the UK is £755, which is even higher than the considerably more impressive-looking Montblanc 149. For your money … Continue reading The allure of expense and inconvenience (or how I fell for the Montblanc 1912)

Karas Kustoms Decograph 1801: plastic fantastic

History repeating I feel like I go back a long way with Karas Kustoms. I backed their Render K machined ballpoint pen way back in 2011 (although it's long-since sold). Yet despite many hours spent configuring colour combinations, I've never actually pulled the trigger on one of their fountain pens. Partly that's because I've drifted … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Decograph 1801: plastic fantastic