- Taroko Design Breeze Notebook (via Mountain of Ink). I've heard good things about Taroko Design Tomoe River notebooks, and have a couple of their Midori Traveler's Notebook refills, which I have yet to test out.
- Kingdom Note Jade Vine Ink Review (via SquishyInk). As if I actually need more special edition Sailor inks to obsess over.
- Aurora 88 Demonstrator Fountain Pen (via ClickyPost). Mike has a couple of reviews up this week (which always make for great reading), including a review of the Aurora 88 Demonstrator.
- Ystudio Brass Rollerball Pen (via ClickyPost). I've not seen the rollerball version of the ystudio pens before, but Mike's review here is consistent with my own impressions of the ystudio brand as a whole.
- Pencil Prompt: Stay Sharp (via CW Pencils). A comprehensive piece on the history and current variety of pencil sharpeners.
- Noodler's Konrad Ebonite Flex Fountain Pen (via Pen Addict). Susan reviews the Noodler's Konrad "flex" pen, which is a pen that pleasantly surprised me as well.
- Tale of a Vandal Pen User: Made of Steel, Part 2 (via Peaceable Writer). An update on an experiment in eyedroppering the Platinum 3776 Demonstrator.
- Pen Show Primer: Matt's Musings (via Pen Habit). Matt talks about choosing a pen show to attend and what to do once you get there.
- Lamy Aion Fountain Pen (via Pete Denison). One of the first reviews I've read of Lamy's newest entry into its lineup of products.
- 2017 Taxonomy Update (via Fountain Pen Economics). A very interesting read from Dr. Deans on the current state of the fountain pen market.
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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.
- 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.
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- 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, and don't forget to use the code GENTSTA to get 10% off your purchase!
In Case You Missed It...
This week on the blog I previewed a new line of pens from Benu, launched via Indiegogo, and reviewed the new Flipflop pocket notebooks from Say Nice Things Stationery in the UK. I also reviewed the Skyline Technik fountain pen from the new Wahl-Eversharp pen company.
If you missed this week's Deals and Drops, I put together a collection of links on "Stealth" pens.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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