Wow, there’s a lot to talk about this week. It seems like a lot of the new limited and special edition releases hit store shelves yesterday, and it’s welcome, because I feel like the market was getting a little stale. Don’t miss the new Lamy AL-Star, the last of the Joey Feldman/Rickshaw bags collaboration from Vanness, a new notebook release from MOO, new Moonman “Celluloid” pens, and more! Happy Shopping!
Lamy AL-Star Bronze Fountain Pen (via Vanness Pens). Lamy has just shipped the AL-Star Bronze fountain pens, and they’re available for purchase along with ballpoint and rollerball versions.
Lamy AL-Star Bronze Ink (via Vanness Pens). AND this year’s Lamy limited edition ink is in stock! Bottles, cartridges, and samples are all available.
Urushi Pens from Taccia (via Vanness Pens). These Thin-Stripe limited edition Urushi fountain pens from Taccia are absolutely gorgeous, and appear to be mostly out of stock with the exception of the “Money” and “Navy” versions. The price is very good for a faceted urushi pen with this level of craftsmanship.
Joey Feldman/Rickshaw Bags Limited Edition Single Pen Case (via Vanness Pens). Act quickly if you want to get your hands on one of these. The single pen sleeve is the only model left of Joey Feldman’s limited edition collaboration with Rickshaw Bags, originally intended for the L.A. Pen Show.
Moo x Kate Moross Limited Edition Journals (via Moo). Moo has released a new round of limited edition softcover notebooks, this one in collaboration with the designer Kate Moross. As you can see from the photo above, these are quite colorful and I love the cover design.
Leonardo Momento Zero Hawaii Blue (via Goldspot). Goldspot is now carrying pens by Leonardo Officina Italiana, and I had the chance to see the “Hawaii” version in Baltimore. You could be forgiven for mistaking this acrylic for celluloid.
Retro 1951 Birds and Bees LE (via Vanness Pens). A very cool design, if you can keep a straight face while explaining the theme to your colleagues at work.
Leonardo Momento Zero Sea Stone ST Fountain Pen (via Appelboom). I recently ordered one of these to add to my Leonardo collection, but so far they are available only in Europe. This material is absolutely gorgeous!
Desiderata Pens Soubriquet (via Desiderata Pens). I’ve been following Pierre’s work for some time, and the Soubriquet is the best pen he’s developed yet. It features a vacuum/pump filling mechanism and can accept JoWo No. 6 nibs, not just the Zebra G calligraphy nibs. Look for a review soon!
Kaweco AL-Sport in Anthracite Grey (via Pen Chalet). Kaweco has released a new AL Sport color in dark grey, which might please fans of the grey Skyline Sport.
Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pens (via Pen Chalet). Pen Chalet has a price drop on the excellent Visconti Van Gogh, one of my favorite steel-nib Viscontis.
Sailor King of Pen in Fresca and Tangerine (via Anderson Pens). I saw the new Sailor King of Pen models in Los Angeles, and if you enjoy a larger pen, but didn’t want to settle for standard black/gold or black/rhodium, the nib on these larger Sailors is wonderful.
Moonman N3 Celluloid Fountain Pens (via Amazon). Chinese brand Moonman recently announced some new models, including what they are describing as a “celluloid” model. (Hey, not sure if it’s true celluloid or a derivative, but at this price I’m not going to pick.) If you haven’t read my prior review of the Moonman M2, do so. Moonman nibs are exceptional at the price point. It’s nice to see them releasing something other than a clear demonstrator more widely. In addition to the blue, a brown striated version, a green version, and a white version are also available.
The James Brand Pens and Knives (via Huckberry). One of the newer “EDC” brands to explode onto the scene is The James Brand, who started with knives and recently released a fairly well-received EDC pen.
Monteverde Ink Sale (via Vanness Pens). And don’t forget, the TGS Monteverde coupon code is still live! Use the coupon code “TGS20” to get 20% off your purchase of any Monteverde ink at Vanness, including the sets which give you an even better price per bottle!