This week is D.C. Pen Show Week! As a result, my schedule may be a bit odd. I do plan on posting content, including some recaps from each day of the largest pen show in the world, but it may not be regular. Be sure to follow the fun on Instagram using the hashtag #dcpenshow2017. In the meantime, there are some great links from this past week!
- My Visit to Field Notes HQ (via Three Staples). Jinny visits Field Notes HQ, and gives a great write-up. For another great recap of a trip to visit the Field Notes offices, check out this earlier post from Priya at the London Parchment.
- Aurora 88 Ottantotto Anniversario Fountain Pen Review (via The Pencilcase Blog). Dries gives us his take on the Aurora flex nib. I actually enjoy the less ornate style of the Anniversario pens (especially the brown color). He also has an excellent set of writing samples where you can compare the new Aurora "flex" nib to other options.
- Wahl-Eversharp Decoband Gold Seal Oversized Collection Rosewood Fountain Pen (via the Pen Addict). This pen is yuuuuge (having seen one in person), but if anyone can make you want to go out and buy one, Susan can.
- A Cease and Desist, From a Pen That Doesn't Exist (via the Pen Addict). I is a lawyer, too, and I file law suits for a living. This was most definitely not sent by a real lawyer.
- These Are My People: The Mincing Mockingbird and the Frantic Meercat (via From the Pen Cup). Mary points us all to a new great online store selling some interesting and unique stationery.
- Yellow Pencil Showdown (via the Well-Appointed Desk). Ana provides some recommendations for alternatives to the big-box pencil during back-to-school season.
- Franklin-Christoph Fine Flex and Fine SIG Flex Reviews (via Gourmet Pens). Azizah reviews two new nibs from Franklin-Christoph, both of which look very interesting.
- A Collaboration for Charity - Limited Edition Franklin-Christoph Model 20 (via Penucopia). Many thanks to Thomas (and Scott at Franklin-Christoph) for doing this - a great opportunity for some of us to get our hands on some gorgeous (and rare) celluloid, and support charities in the process.
- Kaweco Perkeo Review (via The Finer Point). Kaweco's newest entry-level pen looks like a cross between a Pilot Kakuno, a Kaweco Sport, and a Lamy Safari. I need to try one of these in person.
- Two Upcoming Fall Releases (via the Pelikan's Perch). I'm going to be very, very broke this fall. That M600 White Stripe....
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.
- 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, as well as the ystudio line of pens from Taiwan.
- 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 the Visconti Rembrandt "Back to Black" Edition, courtesy of Appelboom, and I also took a look at Musubi Premium Journals, a line of handmade bound notebooks from Singapore that use Tomoe River paper.
Finally, if you missed this week's Deals and Drops, check out some Back to School specials and recommendations for school/office paper here.
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