- Nakaya Piccolo in Ao-Tamenuri (via Hand Over That Pen). If I were to buy another Nakaya, it would be the smaller Piccolo, though sadly the gorgeous Ao-tamenuri finish has been discontinued.
- Ink Comparison: "Blackstone Blues" (via Macchiato Man). Yagan does a nice job of comparing these three Blackstone inks, and this makes me really want to try the Barrier Reef Blue.
- Re-Review: Edison Collier Fountain Pen (via The Pencilcase Blog). Have you ever had to try out a pen for the second (or third) time before it caught on? I know the feeling.
- A Visit to Eliot's Bookshop in Toronto (via Wonder Pens Blog). I love visiting used bookshops, and try to patronize them (along with libraries) whenever I can.
- Kaweco Liliput Copper Review (via Alt. Haven). I keep telling myself that I need to try one of the heavier Kaweco Liliputs, rather than the aluminum version that I generally find too light.
- The "New" Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker (via Clicky Post). Another double Dudek week, starting out with a review of Tactile Turn's updated Mover & Shaker retractable pen.
- One Star Leather Goods - Custom A5 Notebook Snap Cover (via Clicky Post). Mike went with the A5 notebook, featuring a snap cover and pen loop. I love the two-tone look.
- Lambrou Pens LB6 "Humanity" Fountain Pen (via The Pen Habit). Beautiful, but firmly in the "I wish" category.
- Tag Team Review: Moo Softcover Journal (via Well-Appointed Desk). Ana and Laura review the excellent Moo Softcover Journal, a new companion to the well-regarded Moo hardcover notebook.
- Kyo-Iro Soft Snow of Ohara (via Inkdependence). If I needed more ink (ha!), I'd be stocking up on these Kyo-Iro inks, which are absolutely gorgeous.
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Please take a moment to visit these fine folks who help keep this blog going! It's next to impossible to keep up a steady stream of fresh review content without some form of blog sponsorship. I'm grateful to everyone who's helped me out along the way.
- Pen Chalet. Pen Chalet has a wide variety of available pens and offers unbeatable value on pens, inks, pen cases, etc.
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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!
- Pokka Pens. Pokka Pens makes high quality, portable ballpoints that make for a great EDC option. Check out my review here, and don't forget to use the code GENTSTA to get 10% off your purchase!
- Huckberry. Huckberry is a great place to shop for gifts over the holidays, offering a curated selection of goods that caters to those of us interested in well-made, small batch items that more often than not have an "analog" bent.
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In Case You Missed It...
This week on the blog I reviewed the Action Method Notebooks from Behance/Ghostly, and also published the 2017 Edition of the TGS Holiday Gift Guide! This week's Deals and Drops also has some new product announcements and special edition releases.
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