Author: chawm

Sniper from ASA – Surgical strike of an academic kind

Sniper – the weapon of mass creation from ASA pens. ASA calls it the Sniper. And like a sniper, it aims to blend in, picking kills from a-far without blowing its cover. That explains the black matt body. It also explains the hooded nib, obviously an effort to ensure that

 

BENU Hexagon – New Year Limited Edition

BENU Hexagon Limited Edition – 500 reasons to celebrate the New Year! 2019 will be a year to remember. For the new year will break with the spotting of a new star on the horizons – the BENU Hexagon, New Year Limited Edition. The offering of this exquisite piece of

 

Cross your heart and give Liberty a Rollerball

Cross X Liberty United Collector’s Edition Gunmetal Gray Rollerball I abhor dot pens and gel pens and roller-ball pens. Lesser mortals all. Naturally, eulogising about them and their ilk is sacrilege, no less. But this one is different. This one is special. This one deserves a salute, even from a

 

Hari Balakrishna : Fountain Pens and the art of collecting

Hari Balakrishna on Fountain pen collecting Hari Balakrishna is one of the foremost authorities on India made fountain pens. An penthusiast who has carefully nurtured his all consuming love for everything fountain over the last three decades, painstakingly creating, in the process a collection that is unmatched both in quality and

 

Opus 88 Picnic – Coffee, anyone?

Opus 88 Picnic – no hanging rocks here. Many people do not know that Michael Hsu, in his earlier avatar, had been an OEM producer, supplying parts to many high-end writing instruments and had decades of experience to back the Opus 88 brand when it was finally launched. Needless to