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
We're approaching that time of year when we give each other (and ourselves?) presents. So what do you get for the fountain pen addict in your life — or if someone asks you what you want, what do you tell them? Here are some ideas across seven categories. Every item on this list I have … Continue reading The UKFP Holiday Gift Guide 2019
You ever had a situation where you knew you were making a really stupid decision, but you did it anyway out of fatalism, or curiosity? Well, that's me with buying the Montblanc M. This is not some never-before-seen pen, bought as a brave experiment to satisfy your curiosity, dear reader. The M has been out … Continue reading The Montblanc M as product design thought experiment
I'm a closet (graphic) design lover. I will stop in the street to admire a carefully chosen colour palette, and I mentally applaud when I see evidence of good typography practices in an advert or on packaging. So Canadian brand Ferris Wheel Press is kinda like catnip to me. As they'll proudly tell you, they … Continue reading Diving in to the world of Ferris Wheel Press