May 2021 Acquisitions

Messages
198
Location
Sunny North Wales
View attachment 69899
I don't normally post in here, however, the Emporium has given great service this week for brushes and soap (soap came earlier with the Zenith), also i have been after an ATT CR1 for a while so the Copper brush was the push to pull the trigger on BST across the street.
The fountain pens are something i want to try, the service from Cult-pens was fantastic.
Always love Lamy's, basically bomb proof and write very well. Always a fan of Diamine as well!
 

Tony'schin

Moderator
Staff Member
Supporter
Messages
1,768
Location
Sunny Sunderland
I have been looking at those pens and trying to resist
FWIW Brian,
They are nice, and as a novice a good price with the discount.
They came earlier today, pushed in the fitted cartridge and they both started writing, no issues, they are quite smooth when writing and I found I immediately had a smile on my face taking me back to school.
I am having to re-learn how to write neatly.
My college days sort of killed my handwriting as I sort of created my own scrawly shorthand, jotting through lessons (I found it sank in easier to write as I listened).
Screenshot_20210515-174414_Chrome.jpg
T
 
Last edited:

ATG

Supporter
Supporter
Messages
46
My Tatara Masamune arrived yesterday from Portugal. Read lots of reviews, looked at pictures and watched videos but nothing does it justice. Only when you hold it you can trully appreciate the craftsmanship and build quality. I am impressed.
Now I'll start my blade trials to see which will be the best match............I welcome any suggestions.
Pic1.jpg
 
Messages
2,133
We pay for the cheap Chinese shipping in a round about way:

Hadn’t realised that but it certainly doesn’t surprise me..to be honest though I don’t really order anything from China normally but it seemed to only option for buying one of these, there didn’t seem to be any UK sellers or I would have ordered from them for a quicker service
 
Messages
2,863
Location
Castlerea , Ireland
Hadn’t realised that but it certainly doesn’t surprise me..to be honest though I don’t really order anything from China normally but it seemed to only option for buying one of these, there didn’t seem to be any UK sellers or I would have ordered from them for a quicker service
The UK retailer would use the same low postal rates to ship the stock in , so if you changed the rates from China it would effect them too , unless of course a comparable product is made in the UK.
 
Messages
2,133
The UK retailer would use the same low postal rates to ship the stock in , so if you changed the rates from China it would effect them too , unless of course a comparable product is made in the UK.
That’s very true it’s all manufactured over there so still has to be imported one way or the other, that must also be why spurious items like this aren’t found in the shops here it’s likely not worth competing
 
Messages
474
image.jpg @Boycie83 ’s refill pack arrived (brush, deep blue sea - the only reason why I bought it, and some blades).
Pack of Stirling samples from shaving time (arrived on Saturday, those plus mountain man that was used yesterday)
Also an ever ready 1912 and a pack of samples with few artisans that I haven’t tried before (noble otter, house of mammoth ) and few as/cologne samples

I feel as if I look like a drug dealer now lol!
 
Messages
5,363
9wbcuJK.jpg
 
Top Bottom