I’ve had massive “pen show hangover” for the past week, and it’s been a slog dealing not only with getting caught up at the day job, but also 95+ degree heat and back to school festivities. Let’s just say it was quite the pleasant surprise to get a new Blackwing Volumes edition a few weeks early, and to see Pen Chalet bring back their collaboration with Leonardo Pens for another go-round. Happy shopping!
Leonardo Momento Zero Exclusive Editions (via Pen Chalet). Pen Chalet and Leonardo Officina Italiana are back with another round of their exclusive collaboration, this time with slightly tweaked color schemes and an edition of 250 pens. Both fountain and rollerball versions are available. That ruthenium/Hawaii combination is calling to me.
Galen Leather Zippered A5 Folio in Natural Leather (via Vanness Pens). I’ve become a huge fan of natural leather and how it ages, and loved seeing all of these Galen A5 folios walk around the D.C. Pen Show. In case you missed it, Vanness is now stocking Galen Leather products! You can check out my own review of the A5 “Zipfolio” here.
Blackwing Volumes “42” Limited Edition (via Blackwing602). The Blackwing Volumes edition everyone was waiting for. The gray ferrule absolutely nails this one for me. The Blackwing Point Guard is also a nice subscriber extra, along with a handful of stickers.
Pilot Vanishing Point 2019 Tropical Turquoise Edition (via Anderson Pens). It’s been a few years since a special edition Vanishing Point caught my eye. I’m liking the look of this year’s release!
Esterbrook Estie SE Special Edition Blueberry (via Pen Chalet). The folks at Esterbrook/Kenro informed me that the Blueberry is in fact intended as a true special edition, and won’t be a part of the regular lineup.
Aurora Duo-Cart Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). The vintage-inspired Aurora Duo-Cart is back, this time in new colors. I love the styling on this pen and will have a review up soon.
Lamy Studio LX All Black and Turquoise Editions (via Appelboom). I’m so glad Lamy’s Studio lineup is starting to get some attention. These two 2019 releases both came out excellent, especially the All Black.
Sailor 1911 Stormy Sea King of Pen Edition (via The Nibsmith). Fans of the “Stormy Sea” finish rejoice, because now it’s here in Sailor’s largest “King of Pen” size.
Lamy Safari Independence Day Edition (via Pen Chalet). Pen Chalet has the red, white, and blue Lamy Safari back in stock!
Sheaffer Clearance (via Goldspot Pens). This week’s “Weekly Dip” special offers some great deals on the Sheaffer Intensity, as well as some residual Taranis pens, which were well-received but discontinued.
PenBBS 456 Fountain Pen (via PenBBS/Etsy). The PenBBS 456 is easily one of my favorite discoveries from the past year. It’s a very inexpensive vacuum-filler that writes quite well and comes in a wide array of unique materials. Check out my review here.
Fisher Space Pen Burgundy Refill (via Amazon). I didn’t know these existed until relatively recently, but it’s nice to be able to add a bit of sophisticated color to your Fisher Space Pen. I’m a burgundy ink fanatic, so these come highly recommended!
Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Black Edition (via Appelboom). Graf von Faber-Castell pens continue to impress me, and up until this year’s D.C. Pen Show I had not had the opportunity to write with one of their steel-nib Tamitio offerings. Unsurprisingly, I found it to be as good a writer as their gold-nib pens.
Yoshi Nakama Pens (via 18111com/Etsy). Yoshi Nakama describes his pens as being “made with maki-e like technique but with modern materials and tools,” including 3D printing. The effect is gorgeous, and I especially like his “Sakura” series.
Moonman C1 Fountain Pen (via Amazon). The quality on the Moonman C1 surprised me at the D.C. Pen Show, especially the double-cut threads that allowed the facet to line up automatically on the body and cap.