I should start this review with a disclosure. I’ve had my eye on Elbwood for a long, long time — in fact, I included it in a popular post in early 2018. I really liked the ideas coming out of Frank Pressentin’s Hamburg atelier: a unique aesthetic blending metal, wood and ebonite through minimal engineered … Continue reading Elbwood Pocketmaster: an uncompromising pocket fountain pen
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
I've been using the Gazing Far tmX for a couple of weeks now and it impresses me every time I pick it up. The tmX is a pocket pen of classical proportions. Capped and uncapped its silhouette is very similar to the market leader, the Kaweco Sport. But this is no Sport clone. Gazing Far … Continue reading Review: Gazing Far tmX pocket pen in dragon juniper
Just this week I ordered two more Schon P6s. When I'm ruthless about managing the rest of my collection, pocket pens can be a bit of a sideline vice for me. I know I'm not alone. They're inexpensive and fun. These tiny pens don't sit well in regular pen cases, for obvious reasons: pocket pens … Continue reading Where do you keep your pocket pens when they’re not in your pocket? Galen has the answer.
I love seeing how different brands and makers approach the brief of designing a "pocket pen"... especially since Ian Schon raised the bar and showed everyone that you can include a #6 nib without compromising portability. Well, this is Leonard Slattery's take. You may remember that I reviewed a couple of his wooden pens a … Continue reading A fresh take on the pocket pen: Leonard Slattery A Se
I've always liked the idea of a pocket fountain pen, but I've never managed to find one that I actually carry on a daily basis. The Kaweco Liliput and Milim Pocket Pen are marvels of miniaturisation, but they're just too narrow to use for more than a few sentences. The Kaweco Sport is famously the … Continue reading The TARDIS-like Schon DSGN fountain pen
Think of a pocket fountain pen and you'll probably think of the Kaweco Al Sport, or maybe the Liliput. Well, with the Milim pocket fountain pen you've now got another option. Milim is a one-man-band based in Poland and selling on Etsy. Bartosz's store showcases not only the pocket fountain pens in brass, black, aluminium … Continue reading Pocket essentials: Milim fountain pen first impressions