I'm always excited to see new innovations from pen companies; new designs, new ink formulation, new colors. Anything that'll stand out from your run of the mill pen offerings. When I heard that Sharpie was developing their own gel and rollerball pens, I was excited to see what the pinnacle of permanent markers could do. … Continue reading Sharpie Roller and S-Gel Pen Review
The Spoke Pen by Brian Conti in collaboration with Brad Dowdy launched on Kickstarter in early 2019. The campaign was fully-funded almost immediately and, thanks to nearly 1000 backers, pledges reached over FOUR TIMES the original goal. When a pen and pencil maker teams up with someone called “The Pen Addict,” you can be pretty … Continue reading Spoke Pen Review
It has certainly been a while since I reviewed a standard over-the-counter gel pen. Yes, the addictive nature of pen collecting has taken me down the rabbit hole, and my attention has been captivated by a multitude of nibs and inks. With such a broad range of tools at my disposal, it must take something … Continue reading TRU RED Stationery Review
When I first saw the Ohto Rays on JetPens, I wrote it off as another imported Parker Jotter clone. I remember thinking "there was no way this could live up to the legendary click mechanism of the Jotter," and "how good could a Parker-style refill be in a $4 pen?" The Jotter is basically the standard … Continue reading Ohto Rays Flash Dry Gel Pen Review
Recently a friend sent me a pen with a brief note indicating that this is, by a fairly wide margin, her absolute favorite pen and that I should review it. I agreed to take a look at it, thinking I would see another suitably functional but unremarkable rollerball or gel pen. What I received was … Continue reading Muji Stationery Review
After a particularly expensive and exhausting holiday season, I've decided to take a brief detour back to the foundation of this blog; pen and paper reviews on a budget. With that in mind, I picked up some new Pilot refills from JetPens in the hopes of finding a comfortable fine-line pen. THE RESULTS MAY SHOCK … Continue reading Get to the (needle)Point
The Signo DX is, by far, the finest gel pen I’ve ever owned. And I am speaking both in terms of line width AND overall quality. I picked up this pen after spotting it on the Pen Addict’s “Top 5” pen list of items available over the counter. The pen is available for purchase individually … Continue reading Signo, Meet G2. Play nice.