Columbia Copperplate 3B Pencil Review

I admit to having a penchant for vintage. I suspect it’s an underlying belief that quality was better “back then” though I’ve never lived in these periods that I regard. My favourite writing instrument is the Australian made Columbia Copperplate 3B pencil. The company still exists and produces pencils in largely the same design today.… Continue reading Columbia Copperplate 3B Pencil Review

Deli 0635 Pencil Sharpener – Can you Love A Sharpener?

Is it Ok to love a sharpener. As in, I get stirrings deep inside my chest when I crank this handle. I learnt about the Deli 635 from pencil blog Bleistift, who has an excellent comparison table of sharpener angles. I purchased my first Deli on account of this table, and then experiencing it in… Continue reading Deli 0635 Pencil Sharpener – Can you Love A Sharpener?

Parker DuoFold DuoVac Stripey Slender Smooth Satisfaction

A new pen has arrived – and it was posted wrapped up like no ones business from the Aussie Ebay seller- so great to see! This is a vintage Parker Duofold, known also as the DuoVac as it has a vacuum filler. The photos are all in the deepest shade of my garden- the Aussie sun… Continue reading Parker DuoFold DuoVac Stripey Slender Smooth Satisfaction

Sheaffer Balance II Amber Glow Fountain Pen

This Sheaffer Balance is my newest acquisition. I have a thing for the modern (90’s) Sheaffer balances, I have 3 and am not opposed to acquiring the remainder of the colourways, and it would be a dream to find a stub nib or broad that I could have customized. My Balance collection numbering 3 is… Continue reading Sheaffer Balance II Amber Glow Fountain Pen