- Rohrer and Klingner Vroni (via Mountain of Ink). Interesting pink ink from Rohrer & Klingner, and ink brand that seems to receive a lot less attention these days, but makes a high quality product.
- Comparing My Many Pen Cases, Because the Road to Wisdom is Excess (via Fountain Pen Follies). If the road to wisdom is excess, then I'm a genius, too. A very stable genius.
- Kinda Sorta Bujo-in' With a Hobonichi Weeks (via Economical Penster). I use a very similar system to manage work tasks. I'm not currently using a planner, but I have before.
- The Ultimate Guidebook for Chinese Pens (via Frank Underwater). Looking to get into Chinese pens? All the brands and where to find them, from Frank.
- Pilot Custom 912 (FA Nib) (via Hand Over That Pen). I love the look and feel of the Pilot 912, but the FA nib has never grown on me. Here's an excellent and very thorough review of both the pen and the nib.
- New Franklin-Christoph Exclusive: Model 45 (via Wonder Pens). Wonder Pens is introducing a new Franklin-Christoph Exclusive pen in the pocketable 45 size. Love the bronze color.
- Philadelphia Pen Show Recap (via On Fountain Pens). Great recap of this year's Philadelphia Pen Show, and from what I can see in the pics, there was a nice turnout.
- Stationery Tourism: Paris Edition (via CW Pencils). Caroline has a write-up of her trip to Paris, where she visited some of my favorite stationery shops in the world (Papier Plus and pretty much anything on Rue du Pont Louis-Phillipe).
- Chicago Gets an Upgrade! (via From the Pen Cup). Mary talks about her trip to Appleton, WI to visit Anderson Pens last summer, and also the big news that Anderson Pens is opening a second location in the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago this Spring!
- Thoughts on the WHSmith and Cult Pens Merger (via The Finer Point). The news of this merger struck me as odd when I heard it, sort of like hearing that Barnes and Noble or Office Depot was purchasing JetPens or Goulet Pens.
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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 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. They're currently the only U.S.-based retailer I know of that stocks Opus 88 eyedropper pens from Taiwan.
- 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 gave my initial impressions of the Wing Sung 618 and Wing Sung 698 Piston Filler demonstrators, which I've enjoyed using quite a bit. I also reviewed one of the Kyoto TAG inks, Kyo-iro No. 2 ("Ohara's Morning Snow"). And if you haven't already, check out this week's deals and drops, featuring some ink sales, Kickstarters, and markdowns.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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