To kick off what I'm sure will be a hectic post-DC Pen Show week, let's start with the Kaweco AC-Sport Giveaway winner! Congratulations to Fred Pilarczyk! Contact me through the site with your shipping address (or through Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and I'll get this in the mail to you as soon as possible.
This Week's Links and 2017 DC Pen Show Recaps!
If you missed them, check out my recaps of Thursday/Friday and Saturday. Friday and Saturday were probably the two busiest days at the show, though Sunday was busier than usual. The downside was that many retailers sold so much stuff on Friday and Saturday that Sunday shoppers had limited inventory to choose from. Nock Co. had next to no cases left (which is a good problem to have). I'm still in the process of sorting through my pictures and I may post some more at some point this week. Also, since so many bloggers were at the D.C. Pen Show, linkage and reading material was a bit slow, but I still managed to pull together a good set of reads for your Monday morning coffee/lunch break!
- Jacques Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l'Ourale Ink Review and Video (via Ed Jelley). If you were tied up with D.C. Pen Show-related activities last week, you may have missed that J. Herbin announced a new limited edition ink, which is a purple with silver flecks. Exaclair was kind enough to send a bottle, so you can expect my review soon. The ink itself will hit stores sometime in September.
- Alyx's Guide to Editing Pencils (via C.W. Pencils). A great guide to bicolor double-ended editing pencils. I'm also a huge fan of wooden highlighter pencils.
- Zequenz Classic 360 Notebook Review (via The Pen Addict). I tried out a Zequenz notebook a few years ago and didn't enjoy the experience at all. I found the paper to be poor quality, and it handled nothing except pencil and ballpoint ink without significant bleedthrough and feathering. Perhaps they changed their paper slightly? I may have to give them another chance.
- Rosetta Magellan Burnt Umber Fountain Pen Review (via Ed Jelley). Ed's on a tear this week. He also reviewed this model from Rosetta Pens, which apparently is a house brand from ipenstore?
- Kaweco Perkeo Review (via The Pencilcase Blog). Dries reviews Kaweco's new entry-level fountain pen. That "Indian Summer" color combination looks interesting....
- Yuga Lined B5 Letter Pad (via Pete Denison). I'm not familiar with this brand of paper, so it's something I'll need to check out at some point.
- Benu Pen Supreme Collection (via Indiegogo). You may recall my review of Benu Pens, a new brand out of Russia that was kind enough to send me some samples for review. They recently launched a new model, the Supreme, which features a clip and a flat-top design. Look for a review (and maybe a giveaway) soon!
- Bellroy Pencil Case Review (via The Pen Addict). I have one of these on the way for review purposes, and I can't wait because I absolutely LOVE Bellroy products.
- All the Sheen (via Mountain of Ink). A great piece - with great photographs - about sheening inks and which ones you should look for if "sheen" is something that interests you.
- In Praise of Moleskines (via The Cramped / Pencil Revolution). Johnny from Pencil Revolution published a piece over at The Cramped on his personal history with Moleskine notebooks.
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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.
- 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, and don't forget to use the code GENTSTA to get 10% off your purchase!
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