Updated to remove sold pens. So. I’m taking my collection even tighter. It took some effort to hit the 'publish' button on this post, but I’ve listed nine pens below for sale. There's over £3,500 of pens here so it's probably my biggest sale yet, and for those keeping track, this will bring me down … Continue reading Nine pens for sale
I'm a bit out of practice at writing reviews, but I felt an impulse to put something to paper about the Montblanc Martele. I've owned this beast of a pen for a few months now, and I realised that I keep wanting to write with it every day, leaving all my other pens to gather … Continue reading Shimmering silver: the Montblanc Martele
Since I found myself getting into fountain pens, I've never really used black inks. Grey inks, sure: a good grey can be as expressive as any other colour, ranging from a clean crisp silver to the colour of 2B pencil, and with an infinity of tints, from almost lavender purple, to murky fog-brown. But the … Continue reading Finding joy in black ink
I've mentioned a couple of times in previous posts that, as well as loving pens, I've been variously smitten with typewriters and, more practically, mechanical keyboards. And now Jeff posts at the Pen Addict about his journey into keebs, which I'm taking as permission to tell you all about my dalliance with the digital side … Continue reading So mechanical keyboards is now an acceptable crossover for a pen blog, eh?
Buy these before I change my mind... Conid Kingsize flattop demonstrator Ti F and Ti M stub from FPnibs (both nibs included): £850. (Remember: Conid aren't taking orders at the moment!) Lamy Imporium 14k EF, matte titanium finish: £225. Stunning writer (more like an F line). Leonard Slattery A Haon Grenadilla F: £120. Probably the … Continue reading So, uh… want to buy a Conid?
Happy new year! I've expanded the pens listed on my for sale page, and added some other items, including cases and paper products. I will be adding more stationery items there, and potentially some non-stationery items too: camera equipment, EDC flashlights, knives and multitools, and other stuff too. Keep an eye out.
...and I can say that I've mostly felt liberation and closure since formally winding things up here. Although I've also missed having a place to get my thoughts out into the open. I do want to say a sincere and enormous thank you to everyone who commented, emailed or otherwise reacted to my news. I … Continue reading One month on
Update: I've added to my for sale page as I start to wind down. Time for contemplationI'm just coming up to the third full year writing UK Fountain Pens. I started the blog because I had things I wanted to say about stationery and my journey through it, and all the things I was learning. … Continue reading It’s not you, it’s me
Do you like Italian pens? Do you like flex? Do you like piston fillers? Do you like being a little bit... unconventional? Then boy, do I have a treat for you. Read on as I explore the Scribo 3... Third time's the charm?The Scribo 3 is the third release of Italian brand Scrittura Bolognese's collaboration … Continue reading Scribo? “Feel the writing” is spot on
Happy Sunday to you all. First notice: I added a few more pens to my For Sale page, including the incredible and hard-to-find Pilot Custom Urushi. Community I love it when new ink makers come on to the market, even though the market is so crowded it often seems like there are no colours left … Continue reading UKFP Uncapped, 10th November 2019