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Copper & Urushi: a unique pen

Being a contributor to United Inkdom is a real pleasure, as I get to use and review some incredible pens and this is no exception. The talanted UK pen maker behind this copper and urushi enamelled fountain pen is Ruth Bolton, who has yet to have her website set up but you can see her […]

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Gravitas: serious and fun

Ben Walsh is the serious mind behind Gravitas, but as you can see he has a sense of fun designing his Gravitas Skittles fountain pen. I mean, just look at it, it’s rainbow coloured and if that doesn’t inspire a smile and a feeling of joy, I genuinely don’t know what would. Based in Dublin, […]

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A Touch of Class

Another review for the United Inkdom and this time I was lent six pens to try, all hand made by John Sanderson of Silverburl Pens – https://silverburlpens.com/ – and what a beautiful selection of pens they are too. These pens immediately caught my attention, not only because some of them are sparkly, but because the […]

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Marine – homage to the British Navy

I’ve taken an interest in British makers of fountain pens, mainly because they bring something new to the design of fountain pens that, naturally, differ from the readily available to buy online brands, not that I’m knocking those, but having something handcrafted, whether that be clothes, jewellery or chocolate, brings that bit extra to ones […]

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Manuscript handwriting and calligraphy pens

Once more I have been given the opportunity to review something for United Inkdom and this time we’re looking at budget hand lettering and calligraphy fountain pens from Manuscript. I was curious about the Hand Lettering pen, if only because, truth be told, my handwriting is atrocious and there’s always a hope that ones writing […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Fountain pens – life’s little pleasures.

Payday was treat day for my love of fountain pens, inks and paper. I recently discovered that Brighton has a bricks and mortar pen shop called Pen to Paper on Sydney Street. What a lovely little shop. They’re also online, which is helpful as I had an idea what I wanted to get before I […]