A bunch of new releases hit the stores over the past couple weeks, including Lamy’s new US-exclusive “Independence Day” Safari. I’ve been looking for a Safari with a red wire clip, so I’ll likely pick one of these up. Don’t miss Aurora’s new “Cento” pens that they are releasing to celebrate their 100th anniversary, and it looks like the last opportunity to grab one of the Leonardo / Pen Chalet collaborations, since stock is getting low. (Though I would fully support Leonardo making the Dolcevita-inspired orange/black color combination part of the regular lineup….) Happy Shopping!
Lamy Independence Day Safari (via Pen Chalet). The Fourth of July is only two weeks away, and what better way to celebrate than to pick up one of these new multi-color Safaris, which is a US-market exclusive. Team Safari all the way!
Aurora Ipsilon Quadra Cento Italia (via Pen Chalet). Aurora has really been going all out with its ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration, and I really want this pen. The combination of black and red is a stunner. My first Aurora was an Ipsilon Quadra, which I reviewed back in 2014.
Aurora 88 Cento 100th Anniversary Limited Edition (via Nibsmith). Aurora went all-out for their 100th Anniversary, including this rose gold pen. If you’re a fan of rose gold, you can’t get much more rose gold than this!
PenBBS Model 352 (via PenBBS/Etsy). PenBBS has released a new cartridge/converter model that looks similar to the syringe-filling 355, but without the (overly?) complex filling system. This one comes in a wide range of unique acrylics.
Leonardo Officina Italiana Orange/Black Exclusive Edition (via Pen Chalet). Last chance at grabbing one of these orange and black store exclusives, unless they decide to make more. There aren’t many left in stock.
Platinum 3776 Century Rokka Limited Edition (via Nibsmith). Get your latest limited edition Platinum 3776, because only 2500 were apparently made. These will go quickly.
Loclen Pens (via Vanness Pens). Loclen is a new Italian brand that makes some very interesting machined pens that lends a unique look to the piston/captured converter filling system. This pen almost has a steampunk vibe to me?
Pelikan M101N Back Editions (via Amazon). Occasionally you can find back stock of Pelikan limited and special editions on Amazon. If you missed versions of the M101n, there’s currently a Lizard version for sale (check the link), as well as the Bright Red.
Pelikan M101N Blue-Grey (via Appelboom). Still on my list…. Maybe a D.C. Pen Show purchase? I didn’t expect to like this one nearly as much as a I do, and I still feel that way months after it was first announced….
Opus 88 Omar (via Vanness). If you like the Japanese-style eyedropper convenience of the Opus 88 but want something with a more classic look than the standard Koloro or Fantasia lineup, check out the Omar, which adds a cracked ice-style pattern to the cap.
Laminated Ebonite Sailor King of Pen (via Anderson Pens). I think I’ve finally found the King of Pen that would work for me. Not inexpensive (at all), but so far this is the only top-tier Sailor that has spoken to me. That yellow-black pattern is stunning….
Caran d’Ache “Claim Your Style” Limited Edition Ballpoint Pen (via Pen Chalet). CdA has some great colors in their classic 849 range. My daughter just wandered into my office while I was working on this post and informed me that she wants the pink one. These pens have great refills and are a good choice for a portable ballpoint workhorse - check out my review of the 849 here.
Moonman C1 Fountain Pen (via eBay). I’ve heard that you can get up to 5ml of ink into this pen if you eyedropper it, though there’s also a converter included. Moonman pens are of exceptional quality for their price point. Check out my reviews of the Moonman M2 and the Moonman N3.
Conklin Nozac Weekly Dip Special (via Goldspot). This week Goldspot has a steep price reduction on the modern Conklin Nozac, a riff on the classic vintage pen famous for it’s “word gauge”.
Fox Spirit and Deuce of Gears Fountain Pen (via 18111com/Etsy). Yoshi Nakama continues to come up with increasingly unique designs. The bronze “gears” roll-stopper on this pen looks amazing, though I’m not familiar with the sci-fi reference.