Roundup: comparing pocket pens from Kaweco, Schon, Ensso and Namisu

Pocket pens are a sneaky little side hobby for me. I enjoy the creativity of the designs and how they overcome the constraints of the pocket pen brief. It’s remarkable how many different solutions there are to the same problems. And as a result I’ve ended up with quite a few over the years, several … Continue reading Roundup: comparing pocket pens from Kaweco, Schon, Ensso and Namisu

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?