There's a ton of quality reading material out there this week, so here are a few more links than normal.
- Alt-Haven reviews Sailor Bung Box Dandyism. I just purchased a sample of this ink, but given my current loadup (8 pens inked) it will be a while before I get around to using it.
- Ed Jelley shows us his fountain pen loadout, and talks about finding a core set of six pens that he's content to use (for now).
- Ray from FPQuest reviews the Pilot Bamboo Vanishing Points. I think I'll need to see these in person before I decide whether they're something I'm interested in.
- From a couple weeks ago: Mary Collis reviews the Lamy Studio Palladium. I love the Lamy Studio 14k nibs. They're incredibly springy and smooth. They run a bit wider than normal, but are still great to write with.
- Parker launches a new line of Sonnets: the "Great Expectations" line (via Goldspot). The "Subtle Big Red" model with the Ruthenium trim has piqued my interest.
- Another Sailor Bung Box review: Azizah from GourmetPens reviews Bung Box Sapphire. This one's a personal favorite.
- Azizah also reviews a new limited edition Montblanc Ink: the "Meisterstuck Blue Hour". Is it just me, or does this resemble the Meisterstuck "Diamond Blue" ink from a few years back?
- The Finer Point goes stationery shopping in Berlin.
- Pete Denison has another great piece on wanting to read more. The extended working hours demanded in most workplaces today takes a serious toll on your reading, especially if your job itself requires upwards of 100 pages of professional reading per day.
- The Well-Appointed Desk talks about commonplace book options.
- Pencil Revolution has a series of posts on the Kum Masterpiece Sharpener. Now I'm intrigued. Part I and Part II.
- If you've been living under a rock in the pencil blogosphere, you may have missed that Palomino released their first "Volumes" edition: the Blackwing 725. Here are two reviews, via Pencil Revolution and Woodclinched; the pencil also gets a shout-out on this week's Erasable Podcast.
- CW Pencil Enterprises just added this set of wood pencils from Gallery Shigeki Miyamoto. Just out of my price range, perhaps, but gorgeous nonetheless.
Thanks for reading!