- Experiment 20: Unpacking Four Use Cases for the Nock Lanier (via Inkpothesis). I've really been enjoying my Nock Lanier, using it mainly as an insert to my larger back that I take to work. On the weekends, it tends to be the bag I take with me if I want to slip away and do some writing.
- Introducing the Special Edition M200 Smoky Quartz Pen (via Pen Chalet). Other than the Transparent Blue version from a couple years ago, none of these Pelikan demonstrators have tempted me, until possibly this one, which looks like a darker version of the Cognac. I think I see this and the Renaissance Brown in my future.
- Parker Duofold Centennial Big Red Fountain Pen Review (via The Pencilcase Blog). Dries has a nice review of the classic Duofold "Big Red" revamp that's part of Parker's new line. I had the chance to write with the slightly slimmer "International" version and was very impressed with the nibs.
- New Clairefontaine and Rhodia Paper (via Wonder Pens). We haven't seen anything new from Clairefontaine and Rhodia in a while, check out some of these new paper options that are starting to hit retailers.
- Vintage Nibs in Modern Pens (via Leigh Reyes). I've always wanted to get into this, but my one attempt pretty much ended in failure! This article makes me want to try again in DC.
- Confessions of a Pencil Lady: Fear of Failure (via CW Pencils). I believe I mentioned this earlier in the week, but CW Pencils has had to temporarily close their brick-and-mortar storefront due to a safety issue with their building. Hopefully they get this cleared up soon, but in the meantime be sure to support them online!
- Life Symphony Notebook Review (via Pete Denison). Pete has a thorough review of a notebook brand that I hear a lot about, but haven't really had the opportunity to try (despite the fact that I certainly have more than one of them lying around here somewhere).
- Pencil Review: Pencil Subscriptions June 2017 (via Well-Appointed Desk). Ana walks through the subscription offerings from this quarter, including the CW Pencils Pencil Box, the Blackwing 73, and the Baron Fig Prismatic.
- A Pair of Fortunas (via Inkdependence). Mike's latest video takes a look at a series of pens that I've come to appreciate a lot: Montegrappa's new Fortuna line. The shape of these pens fits my hand perfectly. Look for a review soon.
- Neat & Super Dark: An Overview of the Colorful Uniqueness of Indian Pencils (via Woodclinched). Andy reviews a massive pencil assortment pack from The Curios India webstore (run via Facebook), which is an insanely good deal. I'm going for it, though I have reached SABLE status with my pencils as well as my pens and ink.
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- Pen Chalet. Pen Chalet has a wide variety of available pens and offers unbeatable value on pens, inks, pen cases, etc. They almost always have some sort of insane deal going on in their "Specials" section.
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- Say Nice Things Stationery. SNT is a new UK-based notebook company that makes some really nice, reasonably priced journals and notebooks. Check out my review of some of their offerings here, as well as their recently released Flip/Flop Pocket Notebooks!
- Tom Barrington Leather Goods. Tom Barrington manufactures high-quality leather goods, including pen cases in stingray and ostrich leather. (Review of their leather two-pen sleeve here.)
- Pokka Pens. Pokka Pens makes high quality, portable ballpoints that make for a great EDC option. Check out my review here.
In Case You Missed It …
This week on the blog I reviewed Baron Fig's latest limited edition, the Prismatic Archer Pencils, and I also finally released my Guide to Pocket Pens. If you haven't already, don't forget to check out this week's Deals and Drops.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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