Why I Love, Love, Love Laywine’s Pens & Organizers

Though I’ve been using fountain pens nearly exclusively for about 4 years, there’s no doubt that they aren’t the most practical pen for some uses.  For example, writing on duplicate paper, where you need to push hard.  Or cheques, where permanence matters.  So I thought it was time for me to purchase a non-fountain pen. … Continue reading

Bad Blue Heron – Noodler’s Ink

Bad Blue Heron is the first in Noodler’s Warden series.  When I read the specs on this ink, I was really excited; it was designed to be completely unalterable.  Having been a fountain pen user for the past 3 years, I know how devastating it is when you flick one drop of water onto your … Continue reading

Uni-Ball Kuru Toga High Grade

Uni-Ball’s Kuru Toga line has a smart idea, but fails to deliver. The idea of the Kuru Toga is that the lead rotates as you write so that you get even wear from all sides of your pencil lead.  Having ripped many sheets on the upstroke of using my pencils, I thought I’d give this … Continue reading

Don’t go to Morning Glory Bloor St.

I have come a long way since my Morning Glory stationery days. However, I passed by Morning Glory in Koreatown Bloor Street (Not Koreatown North) yesterday, and I just couldn’t resist checking it out for old time’s sake. My tastes in pens and pencils have long since elevated beyond anything Morning Glory could offer, but … Continue reading

Lamy Safari

This was my first fountain pen ever.  It was undoubtedly the best first step I could take into the fountain pen world. It was a measly $40CAD from my favourite stationery store Laywines and came with one cartridge and one converter.  It’s not much to look at, and it has a pretty hard nib, but … Continue reading

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