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Silverburl Pens: a hybrid beauty

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing John Sanderson’s pens for a United Inkdom meta review, (http://unitedinkdom.uk/), and since then I’ve been pondering what I’d like John to make for me – a decision not to be rushed, as there are many factors to consider, such as clip design, material, rings, size, well, the list could […]

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Fountain pens Reviews

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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Fountain pens Reviews

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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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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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 […]