- Green as Grass: Robert Oster Green Inks Review (via Nib & Muck). Laura reviews some green inks from the Robert Oster lineup, including Emerald, Khaki Green, and Lime.
- Edison Beaumont Review (via Hand Over That Pen). The trio from Hand Over That Pen reviews the Edison Beaumont in Briar Swirl Ebonite with a sweet .9mm cursive italic nib. The Beaumont is one model of Edison pens that I've not tried recently, and Edison seems to have fallen off my radar in general. I need to rethink that, maybe at the DC Pen Show?
- Experiment No. 18: The Pencil Box(es) by CW Pencils (via Inkpothesis). Inkpothesis breaks down the Pencil Boxes by CW Pencils and goes through their contents. A great read if you've been tempted by Caroline and Co.'s subscription program.
- Pelikan M205 Aquamarine Review (via Pens! Paper! Pencils!). It's good to see Ian back with a review of the special edition Pelikan M205 Aquamarine, and he opted for the gold nib.
- Graf von Faber-Castell Electric Pink Ink Review (via SquishyInk). So Faber-Castell is looking to get in on the bright "electric ink" color trend. This particular color reminds me a bit of Callifolio Adrinople, at least from the pictures.
- KWZ Brown Pink Ink Review (via The Pencilcase Blog). I love KWZ Brown Pink, and this review was a great reminder to break it out again.
- Lamy Petrol Ink Review (via Alt.Haven). Junee reviews Petrol, Lamy's limited edition ink that sold out in like 15 seconds. "A corporate safe colour with a hint of flair" is a great way to describe this ink.
- How I Keep Track of My Pen Collection (via the Pen Addict). Susan walks us through how she organizes her pen collection and keeps track of everything using database software. I need to come up with something similar, if only to remember exactly where/how I got all these pens.
- Why Can't Modern Manufacturers Recreate Vintage Flex? (via The Pen Habit). Matt has an interesting and informative piece offering some educated speculation on why manufacturers can't make a truly "vintage-style" flex nib. I agree that it probably has a lot to do with the cost of making the specialized components it would take to do it correctly, and that there simply isn't a big enough market to give pen companies sufficient return on their investment.
- In Defense of Doodling (via Pencil Revolution). A guest post at Pencil Revolution from Vivian Wagner on how doodling helps creativity.
Please Visit My Sponsors and Affiliates!
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. They almost always have some sort of insane deal going on in their "Specials" section.
- 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.
- Appelboom. Appelboom recently joined as a sponsor of this blog! Please check out their extensive selection and excellent pricing, including Montblanc pens such as this Classique 145 I recently reviewed.
- Vanness Pens and Kenro Industries. Vanness Pens carries rare and hard-to-find inks from all over the world, including special editions made by Sailor for Bung Box and Kobe Nagasawa in Japan. Also, Vanness carries a wide array of pens, including standard and special edition offerings from Aurora.
- 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.
Last Chance for the Montblanc Ink Giveaway, and Contact Me to Claim Your Lamy Ink So I Can Ship to the Winners!
I'm giving away a bottle of the Limited Edition Montblanc for UNICEF Turquoise Ink, courtesy of Appelboom, which ends tonight at midnight. (the Limited Edition Petrol and the Turquoise/"Pacific Blue"). The giveaway closes tonight at midnight. See the original post for rules, terms & conditions.
Also, Kathleen Stimmler, I am still waiting to hear back from you to claim your Lamy Pacific Blue/Turquoise Ink from last week's giveaway! Please get in touch or I will have to pick a new winner tomorrow.
In Case You Missed It …
This week on the blog I looked at a new embossed/debossed notebook from Ghost Paper, and I also reviewed one of my favorite pens that I've acquired recently, the Mauna Kea fountain pen by the Kanilea Pen Company. If you haven't already, don't forget to check out this week's Deals and Drops, featuring several new product releases.
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