The First 500 Inks (via Mountain of Ink). I have to lead with this one today! Kelli has literally reviewed a “mountain of ink”, recently passing 500 ink reviews! A huge congratulations is warranted.
Pelikan M800 Stone Garden Review (via Pelikan’s Perch). This post was very interesting to me, mainly because I LOVE my Stone Garden. The pen is far more striking in person than in online photos, which really don’t do the cellulose acetate barrel justice.
Good Made Better Penwell Traveler Pen Stand (via Pencilcase Blog). Dan at Good Made Better has recently launched a Kickstarter for a smaller version of the Penwell, which has been garnering the same rave reviews as the original, including this review from Dries. Only a few days are left on the Kickstarter (link above).
A Tale of Three Planners (via Well-Appointed Desk). As someone who keeps multiple calendars/planners/schedules (I’m a big believer in redundancy to save me from myself), I can totally relate to this post.
The Magnificent Seven: Week One (via UK Fountain Pens). I am about to embark on a massive pen cleaning enterprise this weekend, hoping to narrow my “currently inked” pens down to about seven. Nice picks from Tony!
Pebble Stationery Pocket Tomoe River Notebook (via Macchiato Man). Multiple people have referred me to this Kickstarter, which appears to be very nicely designed and has funded already. I sometimes have a hard time with Tomoe River paper for pocket notebooks due to the longer dry time, but I like the aesthetic here.
Diamine 150th Anniversary Terracotta (via Inksharks). I love Terracotta. It’s my preferred ink that I use in my Pelikan M800 Burnt Orange. I actually think I purchased this ink to match that pen.
The Leonardo Momento Zero Is Simply Fabulous (via UK Fountain Pens). I’ve long admired this pen, and I’m probably going to pick one up for review in the near future.
New Pen Day: Woodshed Pen Co. Demonstrator (via Fountain Pen Follies). I always enjoy seeing the creations of independent pen makers, including Laura’s new Ohio Pen Show acquisition from Mike Allen at Woodshed.
Scriptus Pen Show Madness (via Wonder Pens). Ok, I’m officially adding Scriptus to the list of pen shows I’m going to attend next year.
Regalia Writing Labs Crossflex Nib: A Review (via Pen Addict). Susan reviews Ralph’s “Crossflex” nib. Having written with one of his “Epilogue” models during my recent trip to NYC, I’m definitely interested in checking out more of his work.
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In Case You Missed It….
The big news this week on the blog was that I took a work trip to NYC (along with some pen-related side excursions), and this week’s Deals & Drops highlighted some of the things I saw. I also published a review of the new Esterbrook “Estie,” a pen that’s really impressed me so far.
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