Snippets: Izumi exclusive ink, Parker 51, Taccia ink, Musubi Cosmo Air Light

This past week I've just been enjoying getting on and using my pens. It's been relaxing to not think about reviewing even the new arrivals, liberating, even. A rose gold shimmer ink? The kind folks at Izumi sent me over a sample of their new exclusive ink made with de Atramentis. It's called "Pink Rose … Continue reading Snippets: Izumi exclusive ink, Parker 51, Taccia ink, Musubi Cosmo Air Light

The Gioia Alleria: a new Italian piston-filler with panache

I am here today to tell you about the Gioia Pens Alleria, but first I want to say this: wow, aren’t there a lot of exciting pens coming out of Italy recently? Leonardo, Maiora and Nettuno, Tibaldi, Tesori, ASC’s Studio, plus the stream of new releases from Visconti, Aurora, Santini and Scribo, and the recent … Continue reading The Gioia Alleria: a new Italian piston-filler with panache

Three mini-reviews in one: Fine Writing Fenestro Kuroshio, Montegrappa Monte Grappa, Cross Sauvage

Sometimes I don't see myself writing a full review of a pen, but I have some things I want to say about it. So here you go: three reviews in one. Fine Writing Fenestro Kuroshio I bought this pen from Write Here. You can get it here, for a hair under £95. What's good about … Continue reading Three mini-reviews in one: Fine Writing Fenestro Kuroshio, Montegrappa Monte Grappa, Cross Sauvage