Posts Categorized: Reviews

Zebra Fude Brush Pen

When I did my Cult Pens Mini Haul back in April, I threw a couple of brush pens in my basket with the intention of trying them out. 5 months later and I’m finally getting around to it! One of the pens I chose is the Zebra Fude Pen Brush, which was a very reasonable… Read more »

CARAN d’ACHE Swiss Wood Pencil Review

I’ve heard a lot about Swiss wood but hadn’t got my hands on one until it came in one of my Moustache Stationery subscription boxes. As usual, I’m going to point out at this point (no pun intended) that I’m not the best reviewer and if you want something more thorough, you can check out… Read more »

Bureau Direct June Haul Part 2: J. Herbin Rollerball

It didn’t occur to me that you could put normal ink into rollerball pens, but that’s the exciting thing about the J.Herbin rollerball. You can choose which colour you want to use, as you would a fountain pen, and change it whenever you like. To go with my rollerball, I got some J. Herbin ink… Read more »

Pilot Prera Fountain Pen

Since my fountain pen education began, I’ve been focussing on the lower end of the budget. This is mainly because I don’t really get the whole spending £200 on a pen thing, and also because I think an expensive pen would be wasted on me. So when Ron at Pen Chalet offered me the chance… Read more »

Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Lined Notebook Review

This notebook was my prize selection from last month’s Bureau Direct Haul. I’ve noticed a bit of a Leuchtturm 1917 notebook trend going around different teams at work, and I’ve wanted one for ages but not needed a new work notebook. My May Bureau Direct order came at a perfect time to justify finally getting one…. Read more »

Moustache Stationery Subscription Box

There are a few stationery subscriptions services about but they tend to be fairly girly/cutesy, so there’s definitely space in the market for a more unisex version out there and I think Moustache Stationery may just have nailed it. They were kind enough to send me their first box to review, so here’s what was… Read more »

Bureau Direct Haul: May

Hello! How’ve you been? After a week off, I’m back. Perhaps not with a bang. But feeling rested and remembering why I started this blog in the first place. So this seems like a good time to share something positive. After going to visit Bureau Direct at their offices/warehouse a couple of months ago, we’ve… Read more »

Pilot Kakuno Review

Lots of people suggested the Pilot Kakuno to me as an entry level fountain pen, so I ordered one! See my recent Cult Pens mini haul here. See my review below (and transcribed under that, in case anyone can’t read my writing!): Pilot Kakuno, fine nib, Pilot Namiki ink. I’ve been using this pen at… Read more »

J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink

So pretty much EVERYONE has reviewed this ink, (for example, Gourmet Pens, Ed Jelley, Pen Addict, Well-Appointed Desk etc, etc.) and have all done it far better than I can so this isn’t a review as such, just showing it off. I used the Stormy Grey with a dip pen and Nikko G Nib. I’m not… Read more »

Lamy Al-Star Copperorange + Ink Review

After writing THIS POST, lots of people were lovely enough to suggest some fountain pens I’d like to try… One of these was the Lamy Al-Star, and when Bureau Direct offered to send me one to try out, how could I resist?! Looks Well, my first impression was that although it’s a larger pen than… Read more »