The UKFP 2021 Christmas Gift Guide: Vendor Edition

Yes, it’s November. Yes, it’s 40-something days until Christmas. But heaven knows the global supply chain is screwed up, and I wanted to give you folks and our poor long-suffering pen retailers as much time as possible to sort out Christmas. So: something a little different for this year’s holiday season. Instead of me just … Continue reading The UKFP 2021 Christmas Gift Guide: Vendor Edition

On a roll

Do you ever have months where your hobbies suddenly seem fresh and exciting again? Well, I’m having one of those months. Was it the pen show? Maybe. I did buy two very different pens from brands that had been absent from my collection for a while, not to mention the haul of products for review … Continue reading On a roll

Looking back at old flames, with ever-widening eyes…

Someone approached me on Instagram today asking if I had a Conid for sale. I didn’t, of course… but I have owned four of them. A special edition Minimalistica, a Regular and TWO Kingsize. I’ve seen a few comparisons this week between the new Scribo model and the Pelikan Ocean Swirl… well, I’ve owned that … Continue reading Looking back at old flames, with ever-widening eyes…

Love and money: the great fountain pen survey, part 2

For those of you stumbling on this post without context, this is the third post in a series. The first introduced the goals for a large-scale survey of fountain pen enthusiasts. The second introduced the findings. And this post continues the story, looking at the community’s preferences and habits for the pens they buy. Let’s … Continue reading Love and money: the great fountain pen survey, part 2