Pelikan Souverain M800 Stone Garden Special Edition (via Pencilcase Blog). Dries gets his hands on the new Stone Garden. I can confirm it’s a stunning pen!
Montegrappa’s Extra “The Sea” Makes a Big Splash (via UK Fountain Pens). I had the opportunity to view some of these pens at the DC Pen Show, and an Extra 1930 is on my list at some point. Montegrappa’s celluloids and that huge nib really make for an exceptional looking pen.
Review: M600 Vibrant Orange (via Pelikan’s Perch). Josh has been having quite a Fall, with all of the excellent new Pelikan releases to review. I’m still on the fence about whether I like this particular color enough to add it to my collection, but I hope Pelikan continues to do more with the M600 size.
Adventures in Fountain Pen Repair and Restoration (via Fountain Pen Follies). There is indeed something very soothing about pen repair, and Esterbrooks are relatively easy to fix up and get writing again, once you get the hang of changing pen sacs.
Recife Special Edition Artist Travelers Fountain Pen (via Pen Addict). Recife is a French brand that I’m not familiar with but seems to be making a publicity push recently.
Ensso Pen Uno (via Ed Jelley). The Pen Uno is one of the more unique stationery products currently on the market, being feather-light and built around the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto refill.
Kunisawa Find Sticky Memo and Block Memo Pad Review (via Pen Addict). Since launching earlier this year, Kunisawa has been pushing out all sorts of different products. High-end sticky notes are relatively underrepresented and are a welcome addition.
Kasama Una (via Hand Over That Pen). I was able to handle one of these pens during my recent visit with the Big Apple Pen Club. The Una is a wider pen, but I found it very comfortable to hold.
Intro to Vintage Esterbrooks (via Well-Appointed Desk). Before you get into repairing vintage Esterbrooks, learn some about the brand here!
Story Supply Co. Morning LE (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). SSC makes great notebooks, and it’s exciting to see them get into the special edition game.
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In Case You Missed It….
This week on the blog, I reviewed a pen I’ve been wanting to test out for a while: the Graf von Faber-Castell Classic. I also launched the 2018 TGS Holiday Gift Guide, and this week’s Deals & Drops featured some Black Friday Previews.
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