Hahnemühle FineNotes Manuscript notebooks: a Tomoe River contender?

I spent most of my previous Hahnemuhle review talking about how this old brand is very new to making fountain pens. Well, today's post is a review of a notebook — and that's firmly within the Hahnemühle wheelhouse. Hahnemühle brings centuries of paper-making experience to the Manuscript notebook, and makes bold claims about its new … Continue reading Hahnemühle FineNotes Manuscript notebooks: a Tomoe River contender?

Hahnemuhle FineNotes Slim and Bold fountain pens: a brave new entry by an old name

It’s always exciting to try a new pen, and doubly so to try an entirely new brand for the first time. So when Hahnemühle reached out to me to review its new FineNotes range, how could I refuse? Essential background: who on earth are Hahnemühle, and why are they suddenly making pens? Hahnemühle might not … Continue reading Hahnemuhle FineNotes Slim and Bold fountain pens: a brave new entry by an old name

Staedtler’s weighty Premium Lignum fountain pen

So Staedtler makes fountain pens? When I think of Staedtler, I think of distinctive black-and-yellow wooden pencils, Mars erasers and chunky highlighter pens. Probably every household in the UK has a Staedtler product in a drawer somewhere — I know mine does. I'm rather fond of this historic German brand. But I never thought of … Continue reading Staedtler’s weighty Premium Lignum fountain pen