The TWSBI ECO: A First Impression

We recently received our first order of TWSBI fountain pens from the well known Taiwanese manufacturer. I was interested to try one of these pens and find out why they were so popular within the fountain pen community. I wasn’t disappointed! TWSBI started manufacturing fountain pens after being an OEM manufacturer, named Ta Shin Precision. … Read more

The Writing Experience, Part 1: Anatomy

Modern fountain pens come in all shapes and sizes but their anatomy remains more or less the same. In this series of articles, aimed at both novice and long time pen users, I shall explore exactly what makes a fountain pen… a fountain pen. In principle every pen is the same. A barrel, a cap, … Read more

Winter 2020/2021, Pickups & COVID-19

Kaweco AL Special and Purple Mist Super Closeup

This has certainly been a year to remember. We hope that you and your families and friends have kept well and safe. And now of course the cold weather is now here! If you need to order ink we will try to make sure that it gets to you in one piece and not several … Read more

How to (cleanly) fill a fountain pen

How to fill a fountain pen cleanly

One thing that really bugs me about filling my pens is an inky nib section. This is especially true when a pen is an expensive one. After purchasing a gorgeous new fountain pen, you rip open the packaging, carefully open the box and behold the amazing craftsmanship that went into making your new pen.  … and then … Read more