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Notebooks Reviews Stationery

Made for Ink: Neon notebook

As well as the Back Pocket A6 notebook that Scribble Monboddo sent for me to review, he also offered one of made for ink’s special edition neon A6 notebooks. First off, the cover didn’t come to me smudged and scruffy, that was entirely down to me handling it after ink swatching. The next thing to […]

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Notebooks Reviews Stationery

Back Pocket: The Night Sky notebook

I and others have once more been invited by Scribble Monboddo to contribute to a meta review of notebooks, all of which will appear on United Inkdom’s page. There was a nice selection of brands to choose from but rather than pick one I asked Scribble to surprise me. So, landing on my doormat came […]

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Fountain pens

Carbon Fiber: craftsmanship at its finest

Once more I am a lucky recipient of one of John Garnham’s creations, though it was touch and go whether I would get the purple accent carbon fiber or the all black version he made, but thanks to someone dropping out (whoever you are, I thank you), I got this beauty. Like his Rioja fountain […]

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Fountain pens

Namisu: two pens for the price of one

Namisu is a thoroughly modern Scottish pen maker who have recently put some of their prototypes up for sale and at an amazing half price. Well, who could resist that? Nope, not me and not a lot of other fountain pen fans either. First up is the Nova in Comet Grey. A chunky little chap, […]

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Fountain pens

Crown 4712

I adore vintage fountain pens because of the variety of styles, patterns, colours and nibs, particularly the nibs. This 1930’s pen from the Dutch company Bezembinder, a small manufacturer who also made Selector and Tommy fountain pens, (so my research has found), is no exception. It has a beautiful green and gold striated pattern with […]

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Fountain pens

Platinum #3776 UEF

It’s definitely been a lucky pen day today, as the second pen to arrive is this translucent blue beauty, a Platinum #3776 Century fountain pen in Chartres Blue and sporting an Ultra Extra Fine 14k gold nib. Oh yeah baby, not your standard fine but a nib that could potentially poke an eye out (please […]

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Fountain pens

Red Rioja: a fountain pen

I received today my first hand made fountain pen and it’s an absolute beauty. John Garnham, a member of the Fountain Pen UK facebook group, makes pens purely as a hobby and he’s very good at it too. Every now and then he posts to say he’s got a pen or two available for anyone […]

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inks

A couple more shimmer inks from Diamine

Further to my review of ten inks from Diamine’s Inkvent Blue Edition, I have a couple more to add to the collection, kindly sent to me by Ania Marczyk, who like me had been invited to participate in this review. You can find her blog at https://penchantink.co.uk/ Snow Storm is a cool toned grey with […]

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inks

Diamine Inkvent Blue Edition Review

It was suggested by the very talented Nick Stewart, an artist that uses fountain pen inks to create beautiful art, to Scribble Monboddo, of United Inkdom fame, that I join members of the Fountain Pen UK facebook group to participate in a review of Diamine’s Inkvent Blue Edition inks, which was both surprising, as blogging […]

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Fountain pens

The fun of flex

Ever since I started my love affair with fountain pens, flex pens have always held a fascination for me and of course one of the flex pens that a lot of pen addicts say you should get is a vintage Waterman 52, gold nibbed, hard rubber and super flexy. Unfortunately, due to the fact that […]