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Lamy Links and Others

The first fountain pen I bought that I really liked was a Lamy Safari, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them.  I have a couple of Safaris, a Vista, an AL-star, an Accent (well, that one’s…

Display Cabinet

Once I started to build up a bit of a collection of fountain pens, I started to want a way of displaying them. A nice old wooden CD rack made a good display stand for ink bottles, and Sam's mum…

Michael’s Scribbles: 2008-03-31

I carry a notebook in my pocket all the time – a Pocket Squared Moleskine at the moment. The way I use it is pretty much along the lines of PigPogPDA, but mixed in with more general journaling. Yesterday, I…

Flock and Bad Pen Mojo

Flock I've started trying out Flock again, since it reached version 1.0 recently, and first impressions are pretty good. If this post looks strange, impressions may be starting to dip - I'm attempting to post this using Flock. It seems…

Pens and Photos

I Should Blog More I should blog more. That's hardly an original start to a blog post, especially one on a long-neglected blog, but there you go. I'm using Emacs for much of my day-to-day stuff at the moment, working…

Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Review

The Lamy 2000 - a plastic fountain pen introduced in 1966, but still going strong today. Not many pens have been around so long, so what makes the 2000 so special?

Lamy Safari Review

Update: Removed the mention of the PigPog shop. We gave up, and put the stuff on eBay instead. The Lamy Safari is a fairly cheap fountain pen - perhaps the cheapest you can get that's actually good. (Click any pictures…

Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball

When our good friend Simon at Cult Pens told me he was sending over some new erasable pens from Pilot to play with, I honestly wasn't expecting much. There have been many attempts at producing an erasable pen (remember the…