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  • Pelikan: The Origin Story

    Pelikan: The Origin Story

    1 June 2021

     Pelikan is a well-known brand around most of the world, but what you know them for may vary. To many in the UK, they're best known for their luxury Souverän fountain pens - luxurious, yes, but also reliable workhorse fountain pens for daily use. Across ......Read More

  • NAMIKI - BEAUTY AND PERFECTION SINCE 1918

    NAMIKI - BEAUTY AND PERFECTION SINCE 1918

    21 May 2021

    A pen is a pen is a pen. Well yes, most of the time. As long as it contains ink and some means of getting that ink onto paper, it's fit for purpose. It's classified as a pen. Some are pretty, some are not, and ......Read More

  • Using a Journal for Improved Mental Health

    Using a Journal for Improved Mental Health

    13 May 2021

    Keeping a journal is a deeply personal experience that enables to you let out your thoughts, feelings, worries and hopes. It’s a safe place to express yourself, and your journal is a wonderful expression of who you really are. The Benefits of Keeping a Journal There are ......Read More

  • Louise's 10 Years at Cult Pens

    Louise's 10 Years at Cult Pens

    10 May 2021

    A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… oh wait, no that’s the wrong story, sorry. 10 long years ago, in a small mid-Devon town, far, far in the South West of England, resides an online stationery store and it’s here where ......Read More

  • Staff Picks, Memories and Tips

    Staff Picks, Memories and Tips

    10 May 2021

    Since it’s our birthday, we asked everyone for their top products, favourite memories, and top tips. Not everyone had time to write up their thoughts - some were too busy getting your orders out - but a few of us did, and here we are… Michael Favourite ......Read More

  • DO BETTER WITH LESS - PILOT'S ECOBALL

    DO BETTER WITH LESS - PILOT'S ECOBALL

    27 April 2021

    It takes 400 years for most plastic to degrade. So if it had existed in Shakespeare's time, the Bard could have swigged his ale from a plastic bottle, chucked the empty in the Avon, and it would only recently have disappeared. Makes you think, doesn't ......Read More

  • Faber-Castell - Sustainability, Eco-Friendliness and the Future

    Faber-Castell - Sustainability, Eco-Friendliness and the Future

    12 April 2021

    Faber-Castell is one of the oldest and most familiar names in the world of stationery. And it's pencils that spring to mind. Good pencils; ones that are comfortable to hold, which are easy to sharpen without snapping the lead, and whose profile was changed from ......Read More

  • Graf von Faber-Castell - 260 Years of Pencil Perfection

    Graf von Faber-Castell - 260 Years of Pencil Perfection

    12 April 2021

    We wrote a blog some time back about the perfect pencil. Not just any perfect pencil, but THE Perfect Pencil, the range from Faber-Castell. It's here, if you want to take a look: 25 Years of Pencil Perfection | Cult Pens. That was over two ......Read More

  • ONOTO THE PEN

    ONOTO THE PEN

    25 March 2021

    Onoto's history began in London in 1905 in the guise of the De La Rue printing company which was based in the delightfully-named Bunhill Row. Before that time, De La Rue made fountain pens under other brand names. One of these was 'Pelican' which was ......Read More

  • World Book Day – The Illustrator

    World Book Day – The Illustrator

    2 March 2021

    4th March is World Book Day. Stories are all well and good, but pictures make them better. The images gracing the pages of a book play a vital role in storytelling and developing young imaginations. Can anyone hear the words of Roald Dahl’s glorious The Twits ......Read More

  • Cult Pens Portrait Competition

    Cult Pens Portrait Competition

    15 February 2021

    We're launching a portrait competition! We've seen your efforts with #cultpenscreative so now it's your chance to really show us what you can do! It's open to all you amazing amateurs out there who fancy immortalising somebody or something - your mum, your granddad, ......Read More

  • InCoWriMo

    InCoWriMo

    8 February 2021

    February is InCoWriMo, otherwise known as International Correspondence Writing Month, which challenges you to hand-write (no new-fangled typing in this challenge) and post or deliver one letter, card, note or postcard every day during the month of February. And whilst writing to strangers is perfectly acceptable during ......Read More

  • Valentine’s Journaling with Helen Colebrook

    Valentine’s Journaling with Helen Colebrook

    8 February 2021

    I think that Valentine’s Day and the month of February is the perfect time to focus on a little self-love. January can be a tough month for many, leaving us feeling tired and perhaps a little gloomy. I’m going to guide you through some of my ......Read More

  • PARKER 51 - THE PEN FROM ANOTHER PLANET

    PARKER 51 - THE PEN FROM ANOTHER PLANET

    7 February 2021

    The Parker 51 fountain pen was initially launched in 1941. Its design was finalised in 1939, Parker's 51st year of operating, from where its name is thought to have come, although  early advertising suggested that it was called the '51' to indicate that it was 10 ......Read More

  • Behind The Brand: Paul Sacki (Jakar Intl.)

    Behind The Brand: Paul Sacki (Jakar Intl.)

    25 January 2021

    Pre-2020, Cult Pens was occasionally treated to the whirlwind that is Paul Sacki. He'd arrive sometime during the morning in a taxi from the train station, laden with what looked like all his worldly possessions, and proceed to drag an enormous suitcase up the stairs ......Read More

  • Meet The Brand: TRAVELER'S COMPANY

    Meet The Brand: TRAVELER'S COMPANY

    19 January 2021

    Well, we're very excited! We've finally managed to get TRAVELER'S COMPANY stuff on-board and we're totally smitten with it. If you've not heard of them before, well, they do notebooks. But they do them really well, and they also do lots of other bits and ......Read More

  • Unchain Your Art

    Unchain Your Art

    12 January 2021

    The name's Pens - Cult Pens - and that's mostly what we sell. But we've decided to be a bit brave in this new world of 2021… and expand a little more into art. As this is a largely new area for us, we've had ......Read More

  • Cult Pens 2020 Review

    Cult Pens 2020 Review

    6 January 2021

    2020 doesn’t seem like a year that’s going to get good reviews, on the whole. It’s not going to have a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Of the cyberpunk dystopias released this year, 2020 will probably have worse ratings than 2077, and the main thing ......Read More

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