- 2018 Chicago Pen Show Recap (via Pen Addict). Sarah recaps her Chicago Pen Show visit. I'm really sorry to have missed this show - it's turning into a must-attend event.
- Every Morning (via From the Pen Cup). Some great photos from Mary, who has been on top of things with her morning pages for years now.
- New Pen Day: Kanilea Hanauma Bay (via Fountain Pen Follies). Great pick-up from the Chicago Pen Show! I can't wait to see the new Kanilea in D.C.
- Jinhao 992 Fountain Pen (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). Les reviews the Jinhao 992, a rebranded version of which is also sold stateside as the Monteverde Monza. As she notes in her review, inexpensive pens like these are great for ink testing, eyedropper conversions, and learning nib grinding/smoothing.
- Mini Review: Atelier Musubi Pen Case (via Hand Over That Pen). In addition to their excellent Tomoe River journals, Atelier Musubi also makes pen cases. These look gorgeous!
- Cleo Skribent "Skribent" Fountain Pen Review (via Pens! Paper! Pencils!). Ian reviews the 18kt gold nib offering from an often overlooked German pen brand, Cleo Skribent. I've been meaning to test one of these higher-end models for a while.
- Pelikan Edelstein Olivine Ink (via Pen Chalet Blog). I'll need to check this out in person, but from the color sample here, the ink looks much less "olive green" than expected. Online pictures can be deceiving, though.
- TWIIST 2 in 1 Pen by BN Works (via Clicky Post). Another glowing review of the TWIIST pen, which looks great. If you're looking for a stylus pen where the stylus is retractable (meaning you don't have to see it all the time), I believe this might be your only option, and it's a great idea.
- Retro 51 Accumulation (via FPQuest). Ray has quite an impressive collection!
- Mid-Week Mini: Baron Fig Confidant Colours Review (via The Finer Point). It's always great to add colour to your notebooks. I have a thing for yellow notebooks, and I was glad to see that Baron Fig expand their line.
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In Case You Missed It ...
This week on the blog I reviewed a new softcover notebook from Milligram's "Studio" line, as well as the Pineider Avatar fountain pen, which is Pineider's first release in their newly revamped line of fountain pens under the direction of Dante Delvecchio, formerly of Visconti. Don't miss this week's Deals & Drops, which features several new releases from Sailor (there are a lot of them) as well as a couple of mechanical keyboard options.
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