The Conid Minimalistica Monarch is an o-ring away from fantastic

It normally doesn't take me long to make up my mind about a pen. But the Conid Minimalistica is so different to anything I've owned before that it's left me confused. I bought this pen, the special edition "Monarch" Minimalistica, through a lucky accident that I'll spare you from hearing. The Monarch is a limited … Continue reading The Conid Minimalistica Monarch is an o-ring away from fantastic

European pen-makers you’ve probably never heard of (but should)

I often write about American or Japanese brands, or the big familiar European companies like Pelikan, Lamy and Montblanc. But in Europe we're blessed with many wonderful makers producing innovative and beautiful (and often expensive) pens in small numbers. They don't advertise; word spreads only at pen shows, on FPN, and on Instagram — so … Continue reading European pen-makers you’ve probably never heard of (but should)