Old but New to Me: The Waterman Edson Sapphire (via Pen Addict). The Edson is one of those pens that’s sat on “the list” for quite some time, and despite only being discontinued within the past decade they are somewhat hard to find, and very expensive when you do. This sapphire model is gorgeous.
Saying Goodbye: Waterman Edson (via FPQuest). AND perhaps a review from the seller of an Edson (maybe the same one?) on why he let the pen go.
The 22Pen: A Multipen for your Notebook (via Inkdependence). OK, I was intrigued and bit on the e-mail offering me a review sample, and also went ahead and backed the project. This is one of those things that looks so strange it has to be good, right?
Kokuyo Century Edition Notebook (via Fountain Pen Love). Kokuyo is one of those brands I’ve not used extensively, but this is an absolutely gorgeous notebook and Japanese paper is typically excellent for fountain pens.
12 Inks for 2019: Progress Report and Substitutions (via UK Fountain Pens). I’ve been somewhat less successful with my own attempt to finish off some bottles of ink, but I am making some progress….
New Pen Day: Lamy AL-Star Bronze (via Fountain Pen Follies). I’m not a bronze guy, but I hear these are selling well, and the ink in particular is flying off the shelves.
Wing Sung 618 (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). It’s been too long since I’ve broken out my own Wing Sungs, including the 618 and the 698, and I do have some high-maintenance inks to test….
Baron Fig Limited Edition Pencil Oracle (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). I’m glad to see the Baron Fig Archer Pencils back in the limited edition rotation. As someone who likes a little grit in their pencil, it’s never bothered me, but be warned that the graphite can be inconsistent.
Rohrer & Klingner Aubergine (via Alt.Haven). Roher & Klingner released this 2018 limited edition ink that’s been very popular, especially among those looking for a nice dark purple.
Blackwing Volume 811 (via Pencil Revolution). Library lovers, rejoice! I haven’t sharpened mine up yet, but I’m enjoying reading about this quarter’s theme.
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In Case You Missed It….
This week on the blog I posted a recap of last week’s trip to the Arkansas Pen Show in Little Rock, complete with multiple visits to the Vanness Pens Store. I also reviewed one of my pen show purchases from this year: a Desiderata Pens Soubriquet in Briar Ebonite, and highlighted some quality inexpensive pens I had the opportunity to try out at the Arkansas show. Finally, don’t miss this week’s Deals & Drops, where I rounded up some of the new releases and other great items I’ve seen at the three shows attended so far in 2019.
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