December is my “stationery month.” Every year at the beginning of December I will look for ink that has Christmas vibe.
Then, I will use that ink do address and write Christmas cards. I send them to family, friends, and penpals. It makes me happy.
This year I picked Platinum Forest Black. Continue reading “Platinum Forest Black Ink review – Perfect Christmas Ink”
If I were to choose the most overrated pen, it would probably be something from Lamy. Continue reading “I hate LAMY AL-star”
I avoid overpriced limited editions of all things like a plague, but when I saw this box of Platinum Cool, I had to buy it. Continue reading “Platinum Cool review”
If I could choose only 1 ink to stay with me forever, it would be Platinum Blue-Black. Not because it’s special but because it’s one of the best inks for everyday use. It just gets the job done. Plus, it’s truly waterproof. Continue reading “Platinum Blue-Black Ink Review”
There are so many reviews of Zebra Sarasa, that it’s hard to add anything new. It’s a great pen with one of the most well-behaved inks and I don’t remember anyone saying something bad about them. Just buy a one if you haven’t yet. That’s all I can say. Continue reading “Zebra Sarasa Clip: a review”
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”
If you look at the pen as a tool, then you don’t need anything more than the Platinum Preppy. It’s cheap, it writes smoothly and you can even turn it into an eyedropper. For a long time, I have thought if there is a way to make a pen as good and as cheap as Preppy. Turns out it’s possible. Continue reading “Platinum Riviere (ptr-200) – the best cheap pen”
I love pencils as much as I love fountain pens and I usually carry one with me. Since it’s inconvenient to sharpen pencils while I am outside, I always bring a mechanical pencil. Among them all, I like Tombow Mono Graph the most. Continue reading “Tombow Mono Graph Mechanical Pencil 0.5 mm – review”
Recently I wrote about how good the Pilot Acroball is and that sometimes a ballpoint is the best way to go. I also said that ballpoint doesn’t get any better than this. Boy, I was wrong. Continue reading “Uni Jetstream 0.7 review – the one ballpoint to rule them all”
Platinum is my favorite pen maker. They are a little different from other manufacturers and they fill a certain niche. They don’t have fancy products like some Pilot’s models. They don’t release many special editions like Lamy. What they have is a great history (more about it here) and ability to make the best pens quality/price wise. Continue reading “Platinum PGB-12000M Makie Bikou Souryu”