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A Thirties Fyne Poynt Pencil
Posted on Thursday November 21, 2019

Since its inception the Blackbird has been regarded as a school pen, though many models were not significantly less than the Swan in price and quality. It is often the Jackdaw that fills that niche better. However, in the mid to late thirties there was a range of pens that definitely seemed to fill that […]


Summit S125
Posted on Tuesday November 19, 2019

First, I have had several new subscibers recently.  Welcome to them and I hope they will find what they are looking for here. I enjoy colourful pens and complicated filling systems but sometimes simplicity is enough. This Summit S125 is a case in point. It’s a straightforward lever filler in black chased celluloid, not without […]


Mabie Todd Swan SF200/47
Posted on Sunday November 17, 2019

How about this one?


Lapis Lazuli Duofold
Posted on Saturday November 16, 2019

From the first time I saw one – a very, very long time ago – I have always loved the Duofold. It’s probably the most copied pen ever, even more than the Parker 51. Its huge influence carries on to the present day. Much as I love the Duofold I couldn’t use one in those […]


An Aristokrat
Posted on Friday November 15, 2019

Fountain pens were big business for more than a century and still manage to continue at a greatly reduced rate. Many fortunes were made and, more importantly, hundreds of thousands of people were employed in skilled trades. Incalculable numbers of manufacturers made pens. Various lists have been made of all the pen manufacturers there have […]