Pencils

The remarkable history of the Pencil

The remarkable history of the Pencil

The history of the pencil. This probably isn’t an article you’d expect to surprise or excite. However, the history of the beloved and humble pencil is far more complex than most people realise, which actually makes it rather a fascinating tale – encompassing many nations, a war, and some smuggling…
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…