Articles about pens and other writing instruments

An overview of the author's Italian period fountain pens

The Quest For My Ultimate Fountain Pen Part 2: The Italian Period – Reprise

Italians have the gift of making the most common object look great; they can even make a coffee grinder with enough sex appeal to make Tom Jones jealous! For a relatively small country, Italy still has quite a few fountain pen manufacturers. And Martin Green thinks that he has tried products from almost all of them. Find out here what he settled on for his personal writing needs.

Colorful fountain pen collection

The Quest For My Ultimate Fountain Pen Part 1: The All-Over-The-Place Period – Reprise

Martin Green’s quest for the ultimate fountain pen began unexpectedly and over the following decades he learned many things, including: nothing compares to writing with a gold nib! Join Martin as he embarks upon part one of his personal fountain pen journey, which includes an inherited piece, a demonstrator, over-the-top colors, and cloisonné enamel.

Grayson Tighe Series 5 for Blancpain

Can Writing Instruments Be As Collectible And Enthusiast-Infused As Watches? – Reprise

Nancy Olson ponders the question as to whether the pen scene has as many enthusiasts as the watch scene and whether writing instruments are just as collectible. Follow along as she gathers expert opinions on the subjects right here.

4 Luxury Pens Commemorating Historic Milestones In 2019 By Montblanc, Montegrappa, Fisher, And David Oscarson

The United States is celebrating several historic milestones in 2019, and Nancy Olson shares these events – which includes both trains and the moon – commemorated by four luxury writing instruments.

Montegrappa’s Latest ‘Game Of Thrones’ Limited Edition

Montegrappa’s Latest ‘Game Of Thrones’ Limited Edition Pens Prove That Winter Is Not Just Coming, It’s Already Here

As humanity barrels toward the premier of the final season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ saga and the highly-anticipated showdown with the Night King, various companies begin to roll out associated items to profit from the show’s massive fan base. But Elizabeth Doerr has yet to see anything equaling the chilling look and high quality of Montegrappa’s latest limited edition pen set recreating some of the show’s most gothic-looking characters.

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Lannister fountain pen

Where The Pen Is Mightier Than A Valyrian Steel Sword: Montegrappa’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Set – Reprise

Chances are that if you have a pulse, you have probably watched – or perhaps even read – some of the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. And unless you live at the bottom of the Eyrie, you are probably aware how popular the series is. And if so, you may also be interested in Montegrappa’s set of pens paying tribute to the dragonlicious show

Richard Mille RMS05 fountain pen

Five Top Writing Instrument Stories From 5 Years Of Quill & Pad

For many watch enthusiasts, writing instruments form a significant secondary fascination to timepieces. In a lot of cases, these two worlds have intersected as this fun post highlighting many pen stories from Quill & Pad’s initial five years shows.

Grayson Tighe Rainbow Fire fountain pen

Grayson Tighe Rainbow Fire Pens: Contemporary Classic Art For The Hand

Grayson Tighe is an exceptional pen maker. And Grayson Tighe is an artist. And, as his Rainbow Fire series of limited editions highlights, Grayson Tighe is well ahead of his time.

Montegrappa Privilege

Montegrappa Privilege Pen: Forget Something Old, Something New; Here’s Something Discontinued

One of the first times that Martin Green walked into high-end pen store P.W. Akkerman in The Hague – one of the few shops of its kind to survive – there was a Montegrappa Privilege on display that made a lasting impression on him. Fast forward a few years and here we are . . .

Grayson Tighe for Blancpain Series 2 fountain pen nib close up

Grayson Tighe Series 2 Pen Collaboration With Blancpain: Hand-Sculptured Titanium Writing Instruments That Tick (All The Boxes)

Though pen makers collaborating with watchmakers is more common today than it was a decade ago, the combination of Blancpain and Grayson Tighe continues to delight with characteristically distinctive writing instruments expressing elements of both creators. The titanium Series 2 is a perfect example of the pen maker’s art mixed with thoughtful watch details.