OMAS, sadly, went into voluntary liquidation in January 2016. Fortunately, Emmanuel Caltagirone bought the defunct OMAS assets and created Armando Simoni Club which uses the same Arco Celluloid that OMAS is famous for. I lay-byed this newer model OMAS Paragon shortly after the end of OMAS from a local shop in my home town. Late that year it was finally mine. I've had this pen until recently when I traded it for another OMAS that I, personally, find more comfortable.Read More
Early 2017 Monteverde began what has become a huge expansion to their originally somewhat minimal ink collection with a Gemstone set comprising of ten inks. They've subsequently added a Noir set and an Emotions set. Some pretty inks in the collection from what I've seen. The inks come in 30ml and 90ml bottles. Coincidentally, the stone is also my birthstone. Whatever that means!Read More
On July 31st last 2017 I reviewed the Nakaya Piccolo Writer Kuro-tamenuri. Twenty-eight days before that review was published I had ordered my own Nakaya. Ten months later it finally arrived; the Nakaya Decapod Writer Aka-tamenuri with a broad bi-colour nib. It's been a long wait but I think it was worth it and having this one has made we consider another Nakaya purchase down the road. I bought the pen from La Couronne du Comte.
I'm going to be doing more pen reviews moving forward as well so if there are any requests from for a review from all my pens please let me know!Read More
There are a few super sheeners out there now. The first was Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue and Organics Studio have come out with a teal and a darker blue super sheener, Krishna has come out with a blue super sheener similar to Nitrogen and now Ink Institute in Taiwan has come out with two more. One is again similar to Nitrogen; rich moderately bright blue ink that's practically all sheen. But excitingly they also came out with a green ink that's a super sheener. All the rest have been either blue or a blue-green (such as Walden Pond Blue) and this is a lovely rich true green.Read More
Following on from Montblanc's release of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Encre Du Desert alongside a pen as part of their Writers Edition series Montblanc has now released this ink, Petit Prince Red Fox, based on the fox from Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. Another ink released at the same time is Swan Illusion Plume (as part of the Patron of the Arts series) which is named after Ludwig II of Bavaria who is also known as the Swan King, you kind find that review here.
I bought this ink from La Couronne du Comte.Read More