Paper: Oxford Optik 90gsm Pen: Lamy Safari M nib With special thanks to Renfield from FPN for providing the ink! Rohrer und Klinger are a German ink company. I hadn’t heard of them before, but I came across them on the Fountain Pen Network. They’ve been making inks since 1892 (so for quite a […]

The Lamy Safari was the fountain pen that started it all. I bought my first Lamy, a charcoal black one, a mere 5 years ago. Originally enticed by the ergonomic shape and sleek utilitarian design, I finally succumbed to the temptation and purchased my Lamy, promising to use it every day for note-taking in class. […]

  When I first bought this ink. I wondered what the name referred to. A quick Google search revealed that Hematite, “also spelled as haematite, is the mineral form of iron oxide.” Although at first, this ink may not resemble the dark burnt red of the mineral, but the initial bright blood red quickly dries […]

Hi there everyone!  Apologies for the huge posting hiatus! I’ve been incredibly busy over the past two years studying for exams, but now that it’s summer, I’m back! I’ve got a long list of reviews to post up, including Noodler’s inks and pens, a variety of Diamine inks and a review of the Pelikan m400. […]

  Paer: Rhodia 80g Pen: Lamy Safari M   This was the first bottle of ink that I ever bought. It has a reputation for being a bright, saturated but low maintenance ink. The colour is indeed very bright. It is an eye popping turquoise and is not very easy on the eyes. A whole […]

Paper: Rhodia 80g Pen: Lamy Safari M This is a very bright, saturated ink, which is very uncommon for Herbin inks. However, I LOVE the colour!!! It’s name suggests that it is a pinky colour, but I find it to be more of a dark magenta, leaning more to the purply side than the pink. […]

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.  As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant;they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons;they are vexatious to the spirit.  […]

Paper: Rhodia 80g Pen: Lamy Joy 1.1mm There are many black inks out on the market, however Visconti Black is my primary black ink. I must admit, I have not tried many other black inks to compare it to. From reading reviews on the Fountain Pen Network, this black is not the blackest black available. […]



  Paper: Rhodia 80g Pen: Lamy Joy Calligraphy 1.1mm This is a beautiful grey coloured ink. In my rather wet Lamy, it provides a moderate flow and brings out a dark grey colour. It is not a very dark grey – but it can be easily read and is not too light. However, in a […]