Lots of good reading this week! I had the house to myself this weekend, so here's what I've been looking at, plus a bonus picture of what I got up to last night.
- Timber Twist Bullet Pencil (via the PencilCase Blog). Personally, I think this is the best version of the Twist Bullet Pencil so far. I have the walnut version.
- Robert Oster Fire and Ice Review (via The Pen Addict). Must...resist..no...more...ink...failing...miserably. I love Robert Oster inks, and this is a good one.
- Baron Fig Archer Pencils (via All Things Stationery). These are great pencils - Baron Fig sent me a pack and I need to do a review sometime soon. As Tessa points out, the packaging is excellent!
- 2016 - An Actually OK Year in the Pencil Biz (via CW Pencils). Congrats to CW Pencils on a great 2016 and over a year in business!
- Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoise Review (via Alt.Haven). Junee reviews Pelikan's newest limited edition. I've seen this pen in person and it's a stunner!
- Montegrappa Fortuna White and Ruthenium Fountain Pen Review (via The Pen Addict). Jeff over at the Pen Addict reviewed this Montegrappa Fortuna, and I was disappointed to see some of the issues he ran into. I have one of the white/ruthenium models as well that I'm putting through its paces, and my experience has been the opposite of Jeff's. I hope that the nib issues Jeff experienced are the exception, because I love the look and feel of this pen.
- Pennaquod Pen Blog Search Engine (via Pens! Paper! Pencils!). Pennaquod is a great resource that allows you to search product reviews from nearly 100 pen blogs. If you don't have Pennaquod bookmarked, you should!
- BigiDesign Ti Arto Ultimate refill Friendly Pen (via Well-Appointed Desk). Agree with everything Ana says here. This is a great pen and an awesome idea that was well-executed.
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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 recently announced that they are carrying Ezra Arthur, a new line of leather notebooks featuring Tomoe River paper.
- Anderson Pens. In addition to having the largest offering of bottled ink in the world, Anderson Pens is an authorized retailer of a wide range of brands, including Aurora and Faber-Castell. Check out the sponsor profile I published here.
- Huckberry. As I mentioned Friday, I'm excited to now be a Huckberry affiliate, since Huckberry is one of my favorite stores offering a curated selection of goods.
- KustomHaus. KustomHaus is your source for custom stamps, sealing wax, and related supplies. (Review of their wax seal stamps here.)
- 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.)
- Dudek Modern Goods. If you haven't already, you should head on over to Dudek Modern Goods and check out Mike's handmade wooden pen holders and pen rests. Mike just launched his latest model, the Stationer.
- Manuscript Journals and Manuscript Crate. A special thanks to Manuscript Journals for reaching out this week. They are close to launching their new "Manuscript Crate" pocket notebook subscription service, which looks like it offers a unique take on the concept. I'd encourage you to check it out!
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In Case You Missed It
This week on the blog I reviewed the Parker Sonnet "Subtle Big Red" Special Edition, from the Parkers recently discontinued "Great Expectations" line, and I did my first "book review," offering my thoughts on David Sax's The Revenge of Analog. Also, the theme from this week's "Deals and Drops" was stationery products from Japan that can be difficult to find outside the Japanese market.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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