Pen Review: Ferris Wheel Press The Scribe

Pen Review: Ferris Wheel Press The Scribe

I was surprised to discover the Ferris Wheel Press The Scribe ($45) ballpoint pen recently. It is a beautiful, lacquered ballpoint pen in the spirit of the Caran d’Ache 849 and the Parker Jotter. It’s sreamlined, elegant and beautifully packaged. Normally, I prefer easy-to-recycle packaging and The Scribe is both posh and recyclable. The pen…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Plaisir Aura (Special Edition 2022)

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Plaisir Aura (Special Edition 2022)

I can’t believe, in over 12 years of blogging about fountain pens, I’ve never reviewed a Platinum Plaisir. Thanks to Gentleman Stationer for sending over this extra special Platinum Plaisir Aura 2022 Special Edition ($41 available in 3 colors). This model of the Plaisir is a little bit fancier than the standard model (approx. $18)…

Pen Review: Pilot Juice Up 0.4 Classic Glossy Set (6-color set)

Pen Review: Pilot Juice Up 0.4 Classic Glossy Set (6-color set)

Pilot Juice Up 6 Color Gel Pen Set (0.4 mm) in Classic Glossy ($18) is a sophisticated looking set of gel pens that feature dark colors that are described as: Classic Glossy Black, Classic Glossy Blue, Classic Glossy Brown, Classic Glossy Green, Classic Glossy Red, and Classic Glossy Violet. The pen barrels feature silicone grips…

Fountain Pen Review: Hinze Pen Co. L12 Erste

Fountain Pen Review: Hinze Pen Co. L12 Erste

Hinze Pen Company is known for creating unique but LARGE resin pens. But never one to stay in their own metaphorical lane, Hinze has created a smaller pen body in an effort to got straight for my wallet. The initial offering of the L12 Erste models ($159.99) that Hinze has been bringing pen shows are…

Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Custom 912 FA Nib (Falcon)

Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Custom 912 FA Nib (Falcon)

The Pilot Custom 912 with the FA (Falcon ) nib ($240) is unique pen. While it’s often compared to the Namiki Pilot Falcon fountain pen, they are not the same beast. For starters, the 912 only comes in black and features a 14K gold nib with side cuts to help increase the range of flex.…

Fountain Pen Review (and Giveaway): Narwhal Voyage Shanghai

Fountain Pen Review (and Giveaway): Narwhal Voyage Shanghai

The Narwhal Voyage Shanghai fountain pen ($150 available in Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub nibs) is one of three city themed models release din March of 2022 with a limited edition quantity of 500 of each. The other two models in this release are the New York and New Orleans editions. The body of the…