Revisiting the Wancher Dream Pen Urushi Fountain Pen (via Pencilcase Blog). I love reading “revisited” posts that look at a previously reviewed pen to “check in” a year or so later. This post makes me want to pull out my own Dream Pen prototype, which has unfortunately sat dormant for some time.
Introducing UKFP Uncapped (via UK Fountain Pens). I love reading Anthony’s blog, so I was glad to see that he’s introducing a weekly commentary titled “Uncapped”. Check it out, as there’s lots of good stuff there.
From Skeptical to Impressed: The Blueberry Esterbrook Estie SE (via From the Pen Cup). Count me as an Estie fan as well. Kenro nailed this brand “rejuvenation,” and I’ve enjoyed seeing the carefully selected colors they have released to date, including the “Blueberry” Mary reviews here.
Yookers Felt-tipped Pens (via Well-Appointed Desk). Refillable felt-tipped pens? Yes, please! A couple of these are definitely going into my next Pen Chalet order.
Ink Review #823: Vinta Cosmic Blue Kosmos 1955 (via Mountain of Ink). I’ve cut back on my ink acquisition as of late, but Vinta may pull me out of semi-retirement just due to the vibrant colors. Honestly, given everything that this ink has going on with both shimmer, sheen, and highly saturated colors, I’m not surprised there are clogging issues.
Strong or Week? The Baron Fig Mastermind Weeks Pad (via UK Fountain Pens). Count me as a Mastermind fan, though I don’t use the “Weeks” version as much due to the size. My daily/weekly planning takes up a bit too much room for it to be useful for me, but I like the idea.
Pen Chalet Introduces S.T. Dupont (via Pen Chalet). S.T. Dupont is one of those luxury brands I hear much about but have never experienced myself. The aesthetic reminds me of Waterman, though certain of these pens are much more expensive.
Wancher Sizuku Glass Nib Fountain Pen (via Pen Addict). I’m not typically a fan of glass nibs for everyday writing, and typically only use them to dip-test ink samples. Wancher apparently has improved on previous attempts to make a glass nib pen that works with a converter.
Diplomat Aero Volute Limited Edition Fountain Pen Review (via Gourmet Pens). Diplomat also has begun playing with special finishes on limited edition versions of their pens, including the iconic Aero which is reviewed here in the “Volute” marbled finish.
“Screenless Summer” (via Writing Ball). A brilliant idea, and something I plan to try to implement for longer stretches of time than the 1-2 days I’ve managed in years past.
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In Case You Missed It…
This week on the blog I reviewed the Rickshaw Bagworks Deluxe 6 Pen Roll, which is a limited edition collaboration between Joey Feldman and Vanness that I picked up at this year’s Los Angeles Pen Show. I also published an update on my quest for the perfect burgundy ink, which remains ongoing, as do my parallel quests for the perfect ink in miscellaneous other shades of red (i.e., red-black, maroon, “pure red,” etc.). This week’s Deals & Drops featured some new releases from Sailor, Esterbrook, and Retro 51, and also heralded the release of the 2020 Hobonichi planners.
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