‘Ello folks! Sorry I’ve been a little blog light of late (poet and I didn’t know it), I’ve been fraternising with a new, younger, sexier project…the Nib & Muck Etsy shop! Your incentive to read on is a discount code for my new store – you have been warned/bribed. The Etsy shop is a celebration… Read More Where ‘Av You Been?!: Nib & Muck Etsy Shop!
Star Wars fans REJOICE! This post will be littered with Jedi references. For those of you who haven’t seen Star Wars…where the F**K have you been?! Instagram and the fountain pen community have been awash with Chinese wonder pens recently, and I jumped on the Deathstar to be part of the crew. For less than… Read More Attack of the Clones: Jinhao 922 & Delike New Moon
Hey y’all! Check out my new For Sale page for all the latest bobbins that you can get your hands on. Enjoy! Keep those nibs mucky!
I was scared. So so scared… …when this beast landed on my door mat. Is it a police baton? No. Is it a dildo? No. It’s a PEN, apparently. And it is MASSIVE. That is not something I often say. Thanks to Jake for sending his Streamline model around the United Inkdom crew to review;… Read More ‘Hello, Big Boy’: Jake Lazzari Custom Pen Review
When one thinks of Manuscript Pens, you think of cheap calligraphy sets, a love of the colour black and annoying plastic packaging that only the devil himself could open. BUT, the lovelies at Manuscript have come up with a new, high end and – thank god – non-plastically packaged older brother: the Manuscript ML 1856.… Read More ‘Baby, I don’t want no stubs’: Manuscript ML 1856 1.1 Stub Review
Like selecting a Krispy Kreme donut, I often look at my pen collection and am totally confused as to which one to choose. There is simply TOO MUCH INKY/SUGARY CHOICE! This got me thinking…what if I have too many pens? What if I am so blinded by choice that I end up not using any… Read More Culling the Herd: Is Less, More When Collecting Fountain Pens?
It’s been a busy week at Nib & Muck HQ; I’ve been covered in paint, plaster and particles of all kinds as we redecorated! Thank you for your patience as blogging/Instagramming/sanity was briefly interrupted whilst I learnt how to operate power tools. Only minor injuries were inflicted. So, what have I been using this week?… Read More ToTP: Nails, Notebooks and Nerds
I love old people. They are hilarious, impart much needed wisdom and often give you more sweets than you could ever eat in a lifetime. The same cannot be said for old fountain pens. They seem scary, can be difficult to understand, and often spit (ink) at you when you touch them, like a stationery… Read More Old is the New Black: How to Buy a Vintage Fountain Pen
I was scrolling through Instagram recently – probably avoiding human interaction whilst waiting for a friend – and was entranced by Pim’s (AKA ilovechubbyunicorns) pictures of his Lamy Dialog 3. I’d heard of it, but it had never crossed my radar as a ‘must have’ pen for me. The passion and love for this writing… Read More Star Crossed Lovers: Lamy Dialog 3 Review
Wax seals are red, Fire & Ice is blue, the Lamy is so sexy, I think I want two. I purchased my first Lamy 2000 recently. And – unsurprisingly – I bloody love it. Want-to-write-poetry-at-2am level of love. I wasn’t expecting to adore it so much; I mean, it’s a German, stoic and boring-looking pen.… Read More An Ode to My Valentine: Why I love my Lamy 2000