Pilot Custom 92 vs. TWSBI 580AL

Pilot Custom 92 vs. TWSBI 580AL

The world of fountain pens is amazing and Pilot Custom 92 with TWSBI 580AL are great examples of how pens can be so similar but also so different at the same time.  For someone who is not a pen aficionado, they might as well seem same, apart from different colors of the barrels. In reality, the only thing they have in common is the filling mechanism.

I will spoil the fun and tell you right away, I love them both, but if I were to choose only one I would go with the Custom 92. Continue reading “Pilot Custom 92 vs. TWSBI 580AL”

Midori letter set

MIdori letter set

I love Midori, so when I saw this letter set I had to buy it.  Pages and envelopes are made of fountain friendly paper.  It’s a pleasure to write on both.  I was especially suprisded with envelopes. It’s almost like having Tomoe river paper envelopes with all sheen benefits.

Sadly, I won’t share any writing samples. I bought this set especially for letters and I won’t waste even one page 🙂 Continue reading “Midori letter set”

Uni-ball Signo Needle 0.38 – a review

Uni-ball Signo Needle

I dislike Signos DX but to be honest I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the conical tip of the DX? Maybe the overall design of the pen – a soulless barrel with the barcode on it? Or maybe the cap which is less convenient than my clickable Zebra?

I also don’t like the standard blue and black inks. They are just plain boring. There might be one more reason, though – my ex loved to use them, but that’s another story for another time. Continue reading “Uni-ball Signo Needle 0.38 – a review”

Pilot Acroball 0.7 review – ballpoint doesn’t get any better than this

Pilot Acroball 0.7

There are instances where ballpoint is just a better tool than a fountain pen. Let it be a glossy surface of a business card,  a laminated map when you hike somewhere, a crossword in a newspaper or an arrival card in the Immigration Hall when you travel to Hong Kong.  In all these situations a fountain pen would be just a triumph of form over content. Continue reading “Pilot Acroball 0.7 review – ballpoint doesn’t get any better than this”