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Schon DSGN 01S Tumbled Stainless Steel Pen Review

I would like to thank Ian Schon of Schon DSGN for sending this pen for review. I received this pen at no cost to me and my opinions are my own.

When I received the pen in the mail, the first thing I noticed was the weight. This pen has some heft! Continue reading “Schon DSGN 01S Tumbled Stainless Steel Pen Review”

Posted in Inks

Noodler’s Berning Red


Noodler's Berning Red
Noodler’s Berning Red Ink Swatch

Thank you to Pen Boutique for providing the ink for today’s review.


If you don’t have a lot of experience with Noodler’s ink, you will quickly find that Nathan Tardiff is not shy about mixing his political views into the inks he creates. This can turn some people off but that does not seem to deter Mr. Tardiff. The newest ink to come out of his laboratory is Berning Red, an ink for lefties. Some double-entendre is going on with the name, obviously. Continue reading “Noodler’s Berning Red”

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*D* Rocket Titanium Oval Bolt Pen

D Caston Rocket
D Caston Rocket

I originally found out about the D Caston Rocket pen through The Clicky Post. The shape of the pen barrel caught my attention and I signed up for the Kick Starter edition with the laser engraved rocket logo. Later, Brad Dowdy reviewed a prototype on the Pen Addict Blog. His version was closer to the final version. Their reviews pretty much sum up how I feel about the pen so I will not rehash too much about it. I agree with both of them. Continue reading “*D* Rocket Titanium Oval Bolt Pen”

Posted in Fountain Pen Review

Inktronics: About the TWSBI ECO

TWSBI Eco - Might that little lip on the section be a weak spot?
TWSBI Eco – Might that little lip on the section be a weak spot?
TWSBI ECO Let me start this by saying I have several TWSBI pens in my collection. TWSBI was one of the first brands I was introduced to after the Lamy Safari broke my death grip. My first TWSBI was the Diamond 530. It was right before the 540 was going to be introduced and the 530 was being cleared out. A few years later and I now have the 530, 540, Micarta (v1), and the Mini. That’s where things just stopped.

Continue reading “Inktronics: About the TWSBI ECO”

Inktronics Examines the OHTO Rook

Ohto rook
Inktronics Examines the OHTO Rook

A thank you goes out to the good folks at for providing this pen for review.


The OHTO Rook is a pen I have watched for some time. I became obsessed with small form factor pens sometime around 2012 when I reviewed the Kaweco Liliput. That being said, there were a couple of things that bothered me about the Liliput. One was it did not have a clip and the other, was it had an annoyingly long amount of threads on the cap that made posting and taking the cap off somewhat of a chore. Continue reading “Inktronics Examines the OHTO Rook”

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Inktronics Blog Reviews Diamine Ancient Copper Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Ancient Copper
Diamine Ancient Copper

Diamine Ancient Copper


A big thank you goes out to The Goulet Pen Company for providing this ink for review.


Ancient Copper has been on my “Want to Try” list for a long time. This one never seemed to make it to my shopping cart for one reason or another. This, as opposed to Red Dragon, I did know why. Continue reading “Inktronics Blog Reviews Diamine Ancient Copper Fountain Pen Ink”

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Inktronics Reviews The Nock Co. Hightower

Inktronics Reviews The Nock Co. Hightower Notebook and Pen Case.
Inktronics Reviews The Nock Co. Hightower Notebook and Pen Case.

Nock Co. Hightower

Pen/Notebook Storage


Nock Co. is the brainchild of Jeffery Bruckwicki and Brad Dowdy. I don’t remember exactly where I heard about Nock Co., I think it was an Instagram photo that started it for me. Later, I heard Brad talk about it on the Pen Addict Podcast. At that point, I did not have a Kickstarter account, but a few minutes later, I was signed up and waiting for the announcement that the Nock Co. campaign was live. A few months later, I had my Kickstarter Edition Hightower. I have been EDC’ing it ever since. Continue reading “Inktronics Reviews The Nock Co. Hightower”