Pens and Pencils | Reviews and Data

Review Methodology

Unsharpen.com conducts hands-on reviews of pens, pencils, paper, stationery accessories, and related goods. All review content on the site and YouTube channel is developed through testing, research, and experience with pens, pencils, etc.


To date (9/19/20) Unsharpen has not received any product from a partners, manufacturer, supplier, reseller, or through a similar business relationship. The site and YouTube channel purchase all its own pens and other products for use and testing. We currently do not accept products as gifts, nor we do accept loaners, or for giveaway.

The results of all reviews are independent of any partnership or business interest.

While Unsharpen may receive compensation when a reader clicks a link and makes a purchase, the selection of products for review and mention is done independently and apart from any partnerships or commercial relationships. It is not possible to pay to get a good review, nor is it possible to pay to get your product reviewed on Unsharpen.com.

Reviews are designed to, whenever possible, deliver objective, repeatable outcomes. There is, of course, a large amount of subjective discretion when it comes to delivering a verdict about a pen or notebook but we strive to keep fact and opinion apart as much as possible.