Pen which brings memoires – London

Dear Readers, First days of each new year are good for a fast trip down a memory lane. So maybe very shortly, in only few words, I would like to share with you few thoughts about one of my favourite places. Probably, most of us have our own top, favourite areas. Within these places, for…

Do I really need another black pen – story about Platinum 3776

Dear Readers, As probably most of us, I have also many black pens with gold trims, for example pens from my beloved Montblanc Meisterstuck series but also from Sheaffer, Waterman, Tropen to mention only a few. Black and gold pens look serious, classy and such combination creates rather popular color scheme for fountain pens. When…

When La Dolce Vita met Dolcevita

Hi Readers, Because most of us, who are reading this post, do not remember middle of XXth century, I have a proposal, let’s play a game. Go back to the past. Can you imagine world without impact of Vietnam and Afghanistan wars? Can you imagine terms of “global warming” and “greenhouse effect” not present in…

Set in black – Sheaffer Gift 300

Dear Readers, Sometimes fountain pen is not enough, there are situations when you need to use pencil or ballpoint (especially for marking text in books when, drawing or filling documents in copies – of course there are special nibs for copies, but they are not available in your favourite stationary just round the corner). This…

Handy papers and pens

Dear Readers, Fountain pen without paper is either ugly and useless or standalone piece of art. Ok, there are also inks, inkwells, blotting papers etc. So, what you need to make a perfect combination in easy steps? Match pen with paper. It doesn,t look complicated in theory, but it is a little bit tricky in practice….

Vintage charm – Columbus Extra

Dear Readers,   Today I want to present two pens made by one of Italian first pen manufacturer. The company has been established in May 1918 by two brothers, Eugenio and Alfredo Verga. They have started with black ebonite Safety Pen N. 1. Through the years they have introduced new overlays, new materials (celluloid), new designs…

Winter snow star – Montblanc Heritage 1912

Dear Pen Users, with special Greetings for Montblanc fans, It is about time, that I should put a review of Montblanc writing instrument. But what Montblanc, should I take as the first one, they produced so many of them? I will start with one of my favourite, Ladies and Gentelmen here is the Montblanc Heritage…

What’s actually in use – week 01

Hi Dear Readers, New Year is here, so The New Order must go with the pen case content 😉 Changes are not dramatic, few items are permanent (these are some of my favourites). So I will come back to essentials and show you what pens are actually in use for the beginning of 2016. This…

Let’s spend the night with the Opera

Hi, I am admiring the Italian design for many, many years. I do not know what is a reason for it, is it a climate, sunrays, pasta … really I am very curious. Just look at the cars. Look at the jewellery. Look at the … and so on and so on. And the same…

Thin, thinner … Sailor Chalana

A long, long, long time ago,  however maybe not so long ago, but at least  a dozen or so years , while I was seeking for interesting, unusual, remarkable, encouraging, well sounding (it  regards also other hobby, yeah unless somebody will pull sounds of the sliding of the nib on the paper 😉 ) ,…

What’s actually in use – week 49

Hi Dear Readers, now I will show you what pens are actually in use. What I carry in  bag or backpack and of course what is lying on the desk. Starting from the left: mechanical pencil o,5 Lucky Star mechanical pencil 0,5 A. G. Spalding and Bros. BRM804 fountain pen Sheaffer Prelude fountain pen Platinum…

Cheap and Beautifull

Hi Dear Readers, First test/review on this blog and from the very beginning big dilemma of which pen should be described as the first one? Hmmm, maybe I should describe something from the upper shelve or maybe a limit, Montblanc or Graf von Faber-Castell? No, I am not sure, maybe something more exotic, a japan…