Tag: pens

Montblanc 147 Traveller

I have crossed the Rubicon twice with a new fountain pen I bought in the last couple of weeks and have been using frequently since then. I never thought I would buy a fountain pen that is a cartridge filler and a Montblanc!

Montblanc 147 Traveller

Among fountain pen collectors, Montblanc pens have …

A Rotation of Fountain Pens

I’ve now reached the point where I have 12 fountain pens in my regular rotation. Just a couple of years ago I had 4 or 5 pens and carried them every day. Now I choose three to carry, use them for about three days and then switch things around …

Ink & Graphite


“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.”
—Graham Greene

Graham Greene is right. There’s something special about the way ink flows …

P1 Pen Hacking

Some time ago I backed the Kickstarter project for the P1 pen; a better body for the Pilot Hi-Tec-C / G-Tec pen, made from anodised Aluminium. I was absolutely delighted with the look and feel of this pen as soon as I received it — it’s completely black, and appears to …

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