Can Kaweco’s Perkeo turn me into a calligrapher?

When I tell people that my hobby is fountain pens, invariably they’ll say “oh, like calligraphy?” Sometimes I’ll say yes because it’s easier than explaining, but the real answer is “no, not calligraphy”. My handwriting is terrible and I certainly can’t create wonders with flex and italic and needlepoint. My writing could never be described … Continue reading Can Kaweco’s Perkeo turn me into a calligrapher?

The best value silver pen out there: Otto Hutt’s design07

If you want a sterling silver pen, your options are limited — and they're mostly pricey. Pilot makes a range called 'Silvern', which is very nice, but I'm excluding those models from here because there is no way they're solid silver: they're simply too light. So your options are some of the silver pens from … Continue reading The best value silver pen out there: Otto Hutt’s design07

Otto Hutt’s design04 is slim, but big on fun

Otto Hutt feels like a brand that’s found its swagger. Even just a few years ago, this hundred-year-old German brand was almost invisible on the internet. Now, there are plenty of reviews popping up. This formerly traditional manufacturer has started to be much bolder. It’s started to publish its own bilingual magazine called ‘Unique’, a … Continue reading Otto Hutt’s design04 is slim, but big on fun