A Rare Chance to Review a Pelikan Oblique nib

Why is this nib “rare”? It’s been about a year or two since Pelikan has discontinued nibs larger than broad. In the past, they used to have special nib sizes such as oblique broad (OB), double broad (BB) and triple broad (3B). Now, they have discontinued them and are down to extra-fine (EF), fine (F), medium (M), and broad (B). Isn’t it a disadvantage for Pelikan, as there is one less selling point to attract their customers to buy their…

Backpocket Ink Tester – Review & Giveaway

I have lately received an interesting product from Straits Pen, and the product is from a company I have never heard of before. It is the Backpocket Ink Tester. I love new products from new brands, so I was pretty excited to review this notebook! The Backpocket Ink Tester is a pocket-sized notebook which reminds me much of Field Notes, the super-popular pocket-sized brand of notebooks that everyone seems to love. It is made by Curnow Bookbinding & Leatherwork, from Dixon,…

Review: Pelikan Souverän M800, Brown Tortoise – Boy, oh boy!

I must confess: The thing that initially drew me to Pelikan pens in the first place was the tortoiseshell design. Even though I had heard and read wonderful things about the Souverän line, I just never got around to trying them out for myself. This all changed when I came across both the M600 White Tortoise, and the M800 Brown Tortoise. I instantly fell in love with the colours and the intricacy of the design, with the contrasting hues and…

Back from my holiday!

Hey dear Readers, I am finally back from my two-week Spain and France trip! Actually I already touched down in Singapore on the night of 12 May, but there had been so many stuff going on that I really hadn’t the time to reply to stuff, read all the Twitter posts I missed, read all the blog posts I missed, nor even BLOGGED! Don’t ask me what happened, it’s a long list of long stories. You must be excited and…