- Happy Sixth Blogiversary Ana! Ana at the Well-Appointed Desk was featured in a profile video filmed by Goulet Pens at the Atlanta Pen Show.
- Edelstein "Unnamed" Olive Green. I'm really excited for this Pelikan Ink of the Year! It's an olive green, and I don't believe that they've featured a similar color in the Edelstein lineup. (CORRECTION: per the comments below, this will be the Ink of the Year for 2018, which was chosen via a contest Pelikan ran where you could submit a proposed ink color. Gonna be a long time waiting.)
- MORE SAILOR INKS! In case you didn't notice, I'm really excited about this. Sailor is reissuing the other 8 of the original 16 "Colors of the Four Seasons". I haven't seen these inks in person, but it looks like there may be an Apricot clone (Kin-Mokusei), as well as a nice olive/racing green (Rikyu-Cha) and a blue-gray (Chu-Shu).
- Galen Leather. Azizah at Gourmet Pens takes a look at more Galen Leather products, including their iPad Mini and large Moleskine Cover, iPhone6S Plus Wallet, and a Pen/Tool roll.
- Hightide Pen Roll. Jenny at The Finer Point reviews the Hightide Pen Roll, which I love the look of, mainly because it's yellow and made of canvas, which ticks two of my boxes.
- RIIND Pen Prototype. I'm looking forward to this Kickstarter campaign, which should be coming up soon. Ed Jelley reviews this industrial/EDC-style pen that features a unique clip and a lot of knurling. The anodized grey looks like the winner here.
- Uni Style Fit Meister. I've had my eye on the Uni Style Fit, since I'm a sucker for multipens, but until now I didn't like the look of the body, preferring to stick with the slimmer, more streamlined Hi-Tec-C Coleto. Jeff Abbot, writing for the Pen Addict, takes a look at the "Meister" body style, which is very nice looking and might push me over the edge into giving this multipen a try.
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- Pen Chalet. At Pen Chalet, there are always current specials on offer, and all orders over $50 ship free.
- Pen Boutique. Another favorite source of pens and ink, especially limited edition Montblanc inks. Check out their end of the season sale, going on now.
- Anderson Pens. The Anderson Pens online store has a massive selection of inks, and they recently became authorized dealers for Sailor's Bespoke line.
- Vanness Pens. Vanness is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Sailor's line of Bung Box Inks. They also carry Callifolio Inks from France, KWZ Inks from Poland, and Papier Plume Inks from New Orleans!
- Fresh Stock Japan. A new entry to the stationery scene, Fresh Stock Japan focuses on importing Japanese goods from brands that can be difficult to find in the United States, such as Craft Design Technologies and Midori.
- Kustom Haus. Kustom Haus specializes in wax seal stamps, so it's the one-stop shop for all your wax seal supplies. This is one aspect of the stationery obsession I haven't personally tried yet, but you know I will eventually.
- Dudek Modern Goods. If you haven't already, you should head on over to Dudek Modern Goods and check out his handmade wooden pen holders and pen rests. Check out the Massdrop link below for a chance to grab one of his aluminum blocks, in collaboration with Karas Kustoms.
Deals, Drops, and New Products
- Pen Chalet is having a Father's Day Sale, which ends today. Use the coupon code DAD for 10% off.
- Vanness and Pen Chalet both have the new Pilot Vanishing Point Midnight Blue/Blue Matte fountain pen in stock, but it's going fast. This version looks to be hugely popular.
- Vanness now has the Tactile Turn Gist fountain pen in stock.
- Grab a Karas Kustoms/Dudek Modern Goods Aluminum Cube for $83.99, including shipping! (Massdrop)
- Kaweco Liliput Supra Brass Fountain Pen (the big one) for $109.99. (Massdrop)
- Amazon always has a good price on the Lamy 2000.
- Some very good Amazon pricing on Iroshizuku Kon-Peki, as well as other colors of Iroshizuku Ink.
- Sailor Yama Dori is available on Amazon! Stock up. You know I have.
- The Pilot Custom 74 Clear Demonstrator is available on Amazon.
- The Pilot Custom Heritage 92 orange demonstrator (one of my Tier One Pens) is available on Amazon.
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In Case You Missed It…
This week on the blog I took a look at some Traveler's Notebook-style leather covers sent to me for review by Galen Leather, and I revisited my prior review of the Field Notes Expedition edition by looking at the Sakura Microperm, which has become my preferred pen for the Yupo Synthetic Paper. Yesterday, I updated my "Tier One" and "Tier Two" pens list.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there!
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