Still Here!

Apologies for my absence. It’s that time of year when other things demand our attention, sowing and planting and getting the garden in good order. I’ve been buying and restoring pens too, though. It’s hard work to get decent pens at a reasonable price these days. I think a large proportion of pens go through […]

Kokuyo Campus: A Comprehensive Guide

Like its name suggests, the Kokuyo Campus lineup is geared towards students. However, Campus notebooks, loose leaf paper, binders, and more have become stationery staples for everyone. Whether you’re an undergraduate student or a career professional, the Campus series offers great quality at a budget-friendly price. Read on or watch the video below to learn more about what Kokuyo has to offer. ...

The Best Fountain Pen Paper

Selecting a paper for your fountain pen is like pairing a fine wine with cheese: different combinations bring out the subtleties and unique flavors of both. In the same way, finding a good paper allows you to realize the full potential of your fountain pen and ink, adding another dimension to both the pen and paper. There are many things to consider when selecting the...

Korean Stationery Brands You Need to Know

If you’re a stationery lover, you probably know that Korean stationery is on the rise. Korean stationery offers charming items like scented gel pens, pastel highlighters, adorable stickers, and other fun accessories for your notebooks and journals. We’ll focus on ten Korean stationery brands that should be on your radar, as well as some of our favorite products that they offer. Read on to learn...

The Best Brush Pens for Calligraphy

You don’t have to be a serious artist or calligrapher to create beautiful script. With a huge variety of brush pens to choose from on our site, we’ve compiled a guide to help you find the best brush pen for calligraphy. Read on to see our top recommendations for brush pens that suit beginners, dramatic lettering, and Asian calligraphy.

The Best Pens & Inks for Tomoe River Paper (Plus Paper Alternatives)

Tomoe River paper has had a profound effect on the fountain pen paper landscape that can’t be denied. It grew from its humble beginnings as a paper shared within small pockets of the fountain pen community to a juggernaut that appears in notebooks, planners, notepads, and more. Its low paper weight and ability to bring out the best of sheen and shading in fountain pen...

The Best Brush Pens for Lettering and Calligraphy

You don’t have to be a serious artist or calligrapher to create beautiful script. With a huge variety of brush pens to choose from on our site, we’ve compiled a guide to help you find the best brush pen for calligraphy. Read on to see our top recommendations for brush pens that suit beginners, dramatic lettering, and Asian calligraphy.

Tortoises So Rare, They Were Thought Extinct: The Great White Whales Of The Souverän M600 Line

The talk of the last few weeks has clearly been focused on the newest tortoise release from Pelikan, the upcoming M605 Tortoiseshell-Black. While this black tortoise is a new species, never before seen, the standard bearer across the lines has always been the brown tortoise. It is somewhat ironic then that the M6xx line has […]

Nine Bespoke Pens Rosetta Model Fruit Slices Custom Fountain Pen

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