First Things First: The two winners of the Karst Stone Paper Planner and Slice Planner Giveaway are:
- Ben Gulker
- Sarah Fowler
Please use the "Contact Me" Form or e-mail me at joe (at) gentlemanstationer.com to claim your prize. The first one to respond gets their choice of these two planners. Winners will have exactly one week to reach out before I choose new names!
- Colorverse Quasar (via Macchiato Man). Colorverse inks are now available from retailers in the U.S., and "Quasar" looks like a good one.
- Ryan Krusac Studios Legend L-16 in Cocobolo (via Hand Over That Pen). The trio at HOTP reviews the larger of the Ryan Krusac Legend Pens. I have the smaller one, and for some reason I've not yet come around to writing up a review. But I love the combination of Cocobolo with Turquoise inlay.
- Staff Stationery Show and Tell (via Wonder Pens). I love articles discussing what other people's stationery preferences are.
- Travel: TY Lee of Taiwan (via Alt. Haven). Another awesome pen store profile! Looks like they have a great selection.
- Dream Pen: Ebonite Japanese True Urushi Blue Fountain Pen (via Clicky Post). The reviews of Wancher's new "Dream Pen" are starting to appear. Look for mine later this week.
- First Look: Wancher Dream Pen (via Pen Addict). Brad reviews the Tamenuri version of the Wancher Dream Pen.
- Wancher True Urushi Fountain Pen in Red (via Well-Appointed Desk). Ana reviews the red version of the Urushi Dream Pen.
- Wancher True Urushi Fountain Pen in Red with Red Ebonite Feed (via Gourmet Pens). That red ebonite feed....
- Karst Stone Paper 2018 Planner Review (via My Pen Needs Ink). Bob reviews the Karst Stone Paper Planner. Based on some of the bad reviews previous stone paper products received, I, like Bob, was pleasantly surprised with how this paper performed with all sorts of inks.
- The First 200 Inks (via Mountain of Ink). Congrats to Kelli for 200 Ink Reviews! Here are her favorites grouped by color. A lot on here to add to my ever-growing ink list.
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 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 one of the largest offerings of bottled ink in the world, Anderson Pens is an authorized retailer of a wide range of brands, including Sailor, Aurora and Faber-Castell. Check out the sponsor profile I published here.
- Appelboom. Please check out Appelboom's extensive selection and excellent pricing on a wide range of brands, 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 Callifolio, Akkerman, and the full line of DeAtramentis. Also, Vanness carries a wide array of pens, including now pens from the resurrected Conway Stewart brand. You can check out my recap of a visit to Vanness here.
- Goldspot Pens. Goldspot regularly offers excellent promotions and specials! Check out their "Weekly Dip" section for details.
- Paul's Paper & Pens. A big welcome to Paul's Paper & Pens as a regular sponsor of the blog. Paul features a well-curated selection of fountain pens, multi pens, notebooks, and more, including some very uncommon Pilot Vanishing Points and Decimos that we don't see here in the States.
- 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!
In Case You Missed It ...
This week on the blog, I launched a new series called "Workhorse Pens," in which I take a look at pens that get the most use in my rotation. The first installment featured the Montblanc 146. I also reviewed some Japanese-style eyedropper pens from Opus 88. Finally, this week's Deals and Drops highlighted the Wancher "Dream Pen" Kickstarter, as well as some new releases from Lamy, Sailor, and some great sale opportunities.
As always, Happy Sunday, and thanks for reading!
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