So I’m traveling (again) this week, but good fortune brought me to New York, where I happened to be in town for the monthly meeting of the Big Apple Pen Club. Part of me is really glad that I don’t live here, since I’d be perpetually broke, with all of the good stuff to lay eyes on. This week’s “D&D” post features a few things that caught my eye, both at pen club and otherwise. Look for more pics from my trip tomorrow, and you can read up on some of the places I’m going to be visiting here.
[Edit: I added a few things I saw knocking around NYC after I originally published this post, including during my visit to CW Pencils. AND Pokka Pens announced they are now available to add to your next Amazon order!]
Notebooks and Pen Cases from Atelier Musubi (via Atelier Musubi). I had the opportunity to meet Daryl for the first time, as he was in town from Singapore. I ended up purchasing one of his Edo journals and a pen case. Absolutely beautiful products. I reviewed a Musubi journal a while back.
Oldwin Pens from Mora Stylos (via Mora Stylos). There were at least three Oldwins present last night, and all of these pens are handmade by Mr. Mora in Paris. Gorgeous materials, including many rare celluloids.
Sailor Sapporo Pro Gear Slim (via eBay). My only real contribution to Big Apple Pen Club, since I didn’t know I would be attending and therefore didn’t plan to bring pens for show & tell. I did have my trusty travel companion, my Sailor Sapporo Pro Gear Slim in yellow with a killer FM nib. It got a lot of attention. To my knowledge, these are now made under the “Pen Style” mark for Nagasawa department stores in Kobe, Japan.
Pens by Yoshi Nakama (via 18111com/Etsy). Yoshi Nakama brought several of his intricately detailed, handcrafted fountain pens to Big Apple Pen Club. I had already spent my money, so I didn’t purchase anything this time, but one of these pens is already on my radar for the next pen show.
Pelikan M120 Special Edition in Iconic Blue (via Pen Chalet). Something about the blue resin that Pelikan uses hits me really hard. I’m going to end up buying this pen at some point. The nibs on this model are also ridiculously smooth.
Pelikan M800 Stone Garden (via Appelboom). Not sighted at Big Apple Pen Club, but I purchased one of these for my own collection and couldn’t be happier.
Montblanc Starwalker Rollerball (via Appelboom). I’m now officially obsessed with Montblanc rollerballs, and I recently added a Starwalker to my collection after finding one on clearance in a local shop. It’s been my everyday writer on my travels.
Pelikan M605/M600 White Transparent and Turquoise Models (via Goldspot). Goldspot has these special edition pens marked down as part of their “Weekly Dip” promotion. These pens are becoming somewhat harder to find, especially the White Transparent model, so this is a good opportunity if you’ve been looking to add one of these to your collection.
Pineider Snorkel Filler (via Pen Chalet). Say what? When I first saw this, I didn’t know what to think, but I can see how it might come in handy, especially for those ink bottles that make it difficult to fill pens with large nibs.
Pineider Arco Collection Limited Edition (via Vanness Pens). Pineider set out to replicate the look of the famed “Arco” celluloid in resin, and I’m interested to see this one in person, especially after handling a couple of the original Arco pens at Big Apple Pen Club.
Pilot 2018 “Crossed Lines” Limited Edition (via Anderson Pens). Some may think it’s boring; I think it’s classy.
Pokka Pens Are Now on Amazon! (via Amazon). Everyone’s favorite pocketable pens, including the Rite-in-the-Rain All-Weather EDC Pen, are now available on Amazon! 8-packs of the standard Pokka in Blaze Orange and Black are now Prime-eligible.
Dual-color Editing and Highlighter Pencils (via CW Pencils). I use these both at work and at home, whether for marking up documents or books I’m reading. Caran d’Ache makes a HB/Highlighter combo as well, but it’s more expensive than the Milan version.
Uniball Jetstream .38mm (via Amazon). I always stock up on these when I can, and I’m actually a fan of the .38mm fine-tip Jetstream, thought the .5mm is excellent too.