- Fountain Pen Travels in Japan (via Macchiato Man). Yagan has an epic post on his travels in Japan. If you're a fan of Japanese pens (which I certainly am) and have been planning your own international pen travel or just want to live vicariously, then you shouldn't miss this one.
- Pelikan 101: An Infographic and Understanding the Basics (via Pelikan's Perch). Josh has put together this outstanding infographic explaining the universe of Pelikan pens. Pelikan's Perch is an outstanding resource for learning more about the Pelikan brand.
- The First 400 Inks (via Mountain of Ink). Speaking of epic, Kelli has managed to review a massive amount of ink (in a series of excellent reviews) over a relatively short period of time. Congrats on this huge milestone!
- Faggionato Petrarque King Size Celluloid Fountain Pen (via Gourmet Pens). I have this same celluloid in the smaller version and absolutely adore this pen.
- San Francisco Pen Show Quick Recap (via Hand Over That Pen). Franz has published the first part of his San Francisco Pen Show recap. The longer version that everyone eagerly anticipates every year is likely on the way! The SF Pen Show is on my radar for next year.
- Leonardo MomentoZero Positano Resin Fountain Pen (via SBRE Brown). I've likewise been eyeing these pens for some time. Stephen reviews the non-limited edition resin version, and the blue swirled material is gorgeous.
- Edison Pen Co. Pearlette Fountain Pen (via Pens! Paper! Pencils!). Ian reviews the Edison Pearlette, an excellent pen from Edison's production line.
- Sailor Reglus Fountain Pen (via SBRE Brown). Stephen reviews one of Sailor's steel-nib entry-level option. The Reglus is a slimmer pen that offers Sailor quality at a more introductory price point.
- Baron Fig Squire Click Ballpoint Pen (via The Pencilcase Blog). Dries reviews the slimmer ballpoint version of the Baron Fig Squire, the Squire Click. This pen has received generally good reviews, but I've not been able to get my hands on one yet.
- Tactile Turn Pencil Quick Look (via Clicky Post). Mike reviews Tactile Turn's latest offering, the mechanical pencil version of the Slider/Glider retractable pens.
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In Case You Missed It...
This week on the blog I completed my reviews of the current lineup of Opus 88 fountain pens, taking a look at the Picnic and Fantasia Models. I also reviewed the Bellroy Classic Pouch, a product that's become a key part of my everyday carry. Finally, this week's Deals & Drops features a Labor Day sale from Pen Chalet, as well as the release of the Aurora Optima Nebulosa.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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