Orange Leatherworks: flawless craft for a premium price

The first thing I should tell you about this three-pen fountain pen case from Orange Leatherworks is that it costs 649 CAD, or about £390. That's before shipping and import duties. This is unashamedly a luxury item, but a luxury item by the purest and least vulgar definition: an item that's made with no expense … Continue reading Orange Leatherworks: flawless craft for a premium price

State of the collection: March 2022

Culling the grails My last state of the collection post was in December, and this is what my main tray looked like then. https://ukfountainpens.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/img_1705.jpg?w=2048 From that tray I've sold the Nakaya 17mm, Namiki Urushi 20, Radius, ASC arco, Graf Classic and Aurora 88. Six of 18. Some really really good pens there! Honestly I probably … Continue reading State of the collection: March 2022

Straits Pen Honest Inks: come for the bottle and the sense of humour, stay for the ink

The lovely people at Cult Pens recently sent me a bottle of ink to review. I asked to try one of the new inks by Straits Pen (new because although they've been around since 2018, Cult has just started to stock them), and didn't specify which colour from the range. My mistake. Cult sent me … Continue reading Straits Pen Honest Inks: come for the bottle and the sense of humour, stay for the ink