Pilot Myu

To those who have laid eyes upon it, the legend needs no introduction: The Pilot Myu gains its 100% deserved reputation with its rarity (i.e., not very, or not too much so) and its quality. Made from steel all over, it has the polished-chrome look of last-century modernism, and its slim, tapered profile definitely harbours... Continue Reading →

Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight LE (2015)

Well, not much needs to be said at this point: This is probably the limited-edition model that I hear the most chatter online about. Unlike the Crimson Sunrise of a couple years later, which never quite caught the imagination of the fountain pen public, the Twilight has gradually become a hit. It was a little... Continue Reading →

PenBBS 456

This pen was everything I hoped that the TWSBI Vac would be. I’ve officially given up on repeatedly buying parts for my Vac 700. Priced similarly to the Eco — and lower than the Vac — there’s literally no reason to go for one of those since the PenBBS 456 exists (and if you want... Continue Reading →

PenBBS 323

I bought this because I wanted a pen in this material, that’s all. I missed out on some other models in PenBBS’s Galaxy acrylic, and this was the next thing that was available. And so:  I’ve ended up really liking this pen a lot, not just because of the material, but because the subtle curves... Continue Reading →

Omas Milord Burgundy

The middle child of Omas’s normal product line:  The Milord is a certain small-medium size of pen, similar to the Pelikan M400, Sailor 1911, or Pilot Custom Heritage 92. This is my favoured size of pen: I like how light it is when uncapped and unposted, and the Milord doesn’t feel cheap at all, being... Continue Reading →

Omas Dama Burgundy

Finally reviewing this pen, almost a year after it first arrived! The Dama is among the smallest pens Omas has released, but looking at a photo of it and nothing else, one would be hard pressed to see why: So it’s really just a shrunk Omas, in the same way the pocket-sized Pelikans are shrunken... Continue Reading →

Platinum Plaisir

I picked one of these up on my Christmas trip to Singapore. It cost me S$17 (just under £10), and definitely packs a punch! It’s solidly built, despite its very light weight. It also comes in an incredible range of colours, from all colours in the rainbow to pink, white, black, silver and gold. There are... Continue Reading →

Romulus Pens Fantasy Impressions

Earlier this year, there was a post on the r/fountainpens subreddit, and I was immediately hooked. So I fired off a message to John Albert, then in his early days of pen turning, and reserved a rod of his quasi-Tibaldi vintage celluloid. Though I wanted to make a Pelikan clone at first, I decided after... Continue Reading →

Jinhao 992 (modified!)

At 99p each on eBay with free shipping, it’s very hard to say no! It’s always interesting to see what the Chinese companies decide to copy: the Wing Sung 659 I reviewed rips off Pilot and another popular Jinhao, the 599/599A, copies Lamy’s Safari/Al-Star line. This one is a little sneakier, and I don’t actually... Continue Reading →

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