- Edison Pearlette Fountain Pen Review (via Pencilcase Blog). The Edison Pearlette is one of the smaller Edison models, making it a popular production-line pen. I love the new colors.
- When Fountain Pens Appear in Books: John Irving's A Widow for One Year (via Wonder Pens). I'm glad that I'm not the only one who geeks out over things like this.
- First Look: Krishna Inks (via Well-Appointed Desk). I'll have a more detailed post later this week discussing some of my favorite new and upcoming products that I saw in Atlanta, but let's just say I'll be placing a Krishna Ink order in the near future.
- Double Ink Review: Colorverse String and Brane (via Macchiato Man). Yagan reviews what is probably the most unique color combination out of all the Colorverse "Season Three" inks. I agree that Colorverse shimmer inks are MUCH more subtle than others out there.
- Montblanc Golden Yellow (via Mountain of Ink). There were several bottles of this ink laying around the Atlanta Pen Show, even though it was a limited edition. If the color appeals to you, many stores still have it in stock.
- Ti Pocket Pro Video Review (via Nib & Ink). Matthew does a video review of the Ti Pocket Pro, which accepts 80+ refills.
- 22 Design Studio Contour Concrete Ballpoint Pen (via Clicky Post). Mike reviews a really interesting looking pen from a brand I've personally never heard of. A concrete pen?
- Architect vs. Stub Nib (via Pen Addict). Brad compares two of my favorite grinds. I use them both regularly, though I do think architect nibs work a bit better on cheaper paper, as they don't lay as much ink on the page as a stub (generally speaking).
- A Blast from the Past (via FP Quest). What a great find. This is why I save my notebooks, though I don't think I have anything going back to 2004.
- Franklin-Christoph New Model 451 (via Inkdependence). I didn't get a chance to spend too much time at the Franklin-Christoph table this weekend (it was always pretty busy), but apparently they released a new model!
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In Case You Missed It ...
The big news this week was the Atlanta Pen Show, and you can check out my full recap here. Earlier in the week, I reviewed two special edition inks from Papier Plume that will be released for the Chicago Pen Show next month: Bootlegger's Sacrament (a dark purple) and Da Blue (a Chicago Bears-themed steel blue). Deals & Drops for this week was a sort of Atlanta Pen Show shopping list (which of course I didn't stick to, except for the Faggionato pen I picked up at Papier Plume).
Happy Monday everyone! As always, thanks for reading.
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