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Kaweco Supra fountain pen review

Kaweco Supra fountain pen review

Kaweco are best known for their pocket pens from the Sport and Lilliput series. The second one, the Lilliput, is a collection of minimalistic metal pocket pens, and – according to Kaweco – the smallest fountain pen on the market. The Lilliput is a favourite of many fountain pen enthusiasts, mainly for…
Lamy AL-Star mechanical pencil review

Lamy AL-Star mechanical pencil review

Today: a look at Lamy’s AL-Star mechanical pencil. The AL-Star series of pens was released in 1997 and was created by Wolfgang Fabian, the same designer who came up with the fantastic Lamy Safari. I was a fairly early user of the Lamy Safari – I’ve been using Safari fountain pens since…
Sailor 1911 brush pen review

Sailor 1911 brush pen review

A brush pen needs to have good flow and good line variation while maintaining a crisp line and allowing lots of control. How does the Sailor Brush Pen stack up? The Sailor 1911 Brush Pen has the same barrel design as Sailor’s 1911 fountain pens. It’s quite a wide barrel…
Graf von Faber-Castell journal and pencil set review

Graf von Faber-Castell journal and pencil set review

Welcome to the 200th post on The Pen Company Blog. Today: a noble notebook and pencil. Graf von Faber-Castell, that’s Faber-Castell’s ‘posher’ product line started in 1993. Back then our favourite count, Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell, introduced this line as part of Faber-Castell’s reorientation. As a pencil enthusiast I am quite…