The Midori A5 Notebook & Cover

Now I know I shouldn’t have been surprised that Midori make things other than their famous Traveler’s Notebook and accessories, but I was; I think it’s because the fame of their Traveler’s range tends to eclipse everything else they produce. If you run a Google search ‘Amazon Midori A5 notebook’ you’ll soon discover they make a much wider range they you may have anticipated. Continue reading “The Midori A5 Notebook & Cover”


Wing Sung 698 Nib Swap

For anyone not familiar with the Wing Sung 698; it’s a very nice Chinese piston filler which until recently was only available with a fine nib but now it is available with a medium nib. Which for those of us that prefer medium nibs, like me, is great news because most Chinese pens still ship with a fine or a fine nib. However, this left me with a dilemma; now that I owned 698’s with medium nibs I wanted to upgrade my other 698’s with fine nibs to medium nibs. Continue reading “Wing Sung 698 Nib Swap”

The Beena Retractable Nib Fountain Pen

Earlier this year I was browsing on the ASA website and came across the Beena fountain pens at the heady price of $12.00 USD for a pack of two. I was intrigued and went ahead and ordered a pack, they were labelled as new but also old stock from the 1980’s or thereabouts, this did not put me off if anything it was nice to have the chance to acquire a little piece of Indian fountain pen history. Continue reading “The Beena Retractable Nib Fountain Pen”