Store Visit: Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery (via Pencilcase Blog). I’m running out of good reasons why I’m not living in the Netherlands. How many outstanding fountain pen stores can one have near you?
Conway Stewart Churchill Peppered White Bespoke Fountain Pen (via Pen Addict). The latest iteration of the storied British pen company Conway Stewart makes excellent pens. I’m glad to see them getting more attention as of late. I own a Model 100, which I love.
Pelikan M101N Grey-Blue (via Pelikan’s Perch). Joshua reviews this year’s Pelikan M101N special edition. Despite a departure from vintage styling, after seeing this pen in person it may be one of my favorites from Pelikan recently.
How Do You Use Your: Nock Sinclair (via The Looped Square). Like Joseph, I pretty much stuff the Sinclair full of pens and other small accessories, especially when I’m traveling.
Additive Pens Double Helix and Ribbon Fountain Pens (via SBRE Brown). I have a Double Helix that’s been in my rotation for a while, which I’ve enjoyed using since the Baltimore Pen Show. Like Stephen, what I love about these pens are their originality!
Wooden Wonder: Faber-Castell e-Motion Fountain Pen (via UK Fountain Pens). I 100% agree with the recommendation of the e-Motion as a great pen and a bargain in terms of the finish and quality you get at the price point. Faber-Castell makes some of the best steel nibs available.
Hinze American Graffiti with Custom Clip (via Well-Appointed Desk). I love custom pens in crazy acrylics. If you enjoy writing with oversize pens, Hinze Pens should be on your radar.
Monteverde Emotions Ink (via Mountain of Ink). Kelli reviews Monteverde’s “Emotions” ink series, which is great because this lineup contains some great colors that tend to get lost among Monteverde’s copious other offerings. The Passion Burgundy is a particularly excellent ink!
Taccia Uguisu Ink Review and Giveaway (via PenChalet Blog). Don’t miss this opportunity to win a bottle of Taccia Ink, in a color I reviewed and enjoyed a while back.
Baron Fig Clear Habit Journal Review (via The Finer Point). If you’re into habit tracking and productivity journaling, and enjoy using undated planners and journals, I’ve heard great things about Baron Fig’s Clear Habit Journal.
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In Case You Missed It….
This week on the blog, I reviewed two high-quality, inexpensive fountain pens: the Moonman N3 in a blue striated acrylic, and the KACO Retro hooded nib fountain pen in orange acrylic. This week’s Deals & Drops headlined a new release from Sailor: the Graphite Lighthouse, as well as the new Lamy Safari Pastels.
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