About us

About us

Pennen er mektigere aims to be the leading Norwegian-language resource for information about fountain pens and other writing implements. The blog will also have a focus on handwriting and writing in general, as well as Norwegian history that is relevant to writing and writing implements. This English part of the blog will attempt to offer good translations of a selection of our articles.

The blog started in January 2019, under the name Fyllepenna.no, as an initiative to spread information about fountain pens in Norwegian to Norwegian readers. What we write about on the blog today is somewhat broader, and includes several topics related to drawing and writing, although fountain pens are still an important thematic mainstay.

Fyllepenna.no changed its name to Pennen er mektigere (the pen is mightier) in July 2022.

Editorial office

Anders Kristiansen (editor)

Anders has been writing about fountain pens since 2018, and started Fyllepenna.no in the winter of 2019. As editor, he has the main responsibility for the website, and is also the one in the editorial team who writes the most on the blog. Anders writes the regular column Søndagssplitten (the sunday nib), which is published every Sunday. Anders likes to write about most things, but has a special fondness for digging in old newspaper archives, and he often lets that inspire his posts on the blog.

Kjartan Skogly Kversøy (writer)

Kjartan has the column Kjartaniske vers, which is published now and then on Saturdays. His posts often contain personal stories, and can have themes that go back to the 19th century or earlier. He has written for Fyllepenna.no/Pennen er mektigere since March 2020.

Liv Mogstad Strickert (writer)

Liv publishes her regular column Blekkfang on every second Thursday. Her posts are mostly reviews of various exciting inks. She has written for Fyllepenna.no/Pennen er mektigere since May 2020.

Privacy policy

Who we are

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