Respective: Thursday November 21st

Lots of pens a “shitty” ink and get ready for Blackfriday sales!

  • Hello Sailors! ✑ In case people missed it, I wanted to plug this blog again. A good friend who has an even larger collection of Sailor inks than me has started a blog that will be highlighting sailor exclusive inks (and eventually some pens). The blog covers some misconceptions and some commentary related to Sailor collecting (though don’t expect any buying guides). Highly recommend this blog if you are interested in Sailor inks!

  • The legends from the deep sea – Nettuno 1911 Tritone ✑ Mateusz reviews the Nettuno 1911 Tritone fountain pen. The stainless steal’s design nib reminds me a lot of OMAS’s.

  • Review: Pelikan Souveran M800 Stone Garden Special Edition Fountain Pen ✑ I love the brown/blue colour of the barrel in this I just wish the cap was the same material!

  • Review Of The Hinze Pen Company Empyrean Fountain Pen ✑ this reminds me a lot of the Kanilea Pen Co. pens but a lot more affordable (and still the same JoWo nibs) but while the blue nib looks great there’s clearly some chipping, unfortunately.

  • review: straits pen shitty sepia ✑ Junee reviews this hilariously named ink. Not my favourite colour but definitely worth it for the name at least.

Sponsors

  • Pen Classics ✒︎ Pen Classics is going to be a Sailor and a Pelikan distributor so keep an eye out here! The Sailor stuff looks pretty interesting to me!

  • Desk Bandit ✒︎ Desk Bandit are doing deals every day (keep and eye out on their Instagram and Facebook) and also money-saving (and useful) bundles. Worth checking every day!

  • La Couronne do Comte (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN10) ✒︎ Pickup the new James Deans ink and they also have some decent prices on Sailor Specialty nibs!

    Pen Chalet (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ The metallic Pilot Vanishing Point is 30% off, the Lam Lx is also 30% off, and the Pelikan M600 Turquoise White Fountain Pens is also 25% off! Plus all the “Nice” Platinum Century #3776 range of pens are also 25% off!

  • Pen Savings (12% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ great international shipping prices and my go-to place for most American brands of inks including Noodler's and Organics Studio.

Respective: Thursday November 15th

Some more editorialised content this week with fewer photos but some great reading (OK and some pretty photos).

  • Hello Sailors! ✑ A good friend who has an even larger collection of Sailor inks than me has started a blog that will be highlighting sailor exclusive inks (and eventually some pens). The blog covers some misconceptions and some commentary related to Sailor collecting (though don’t expect any buying guides). Highly recommend this blog if you are interested in Sailor inks!

  • Review: Leonardo Officina Italiana Momento Zero Resin Fountain Pen ✑ Dries reviews an interesting albeit reserved Italian fountain pen.

  • Kyonooto Bengarairo ✑ I’m quite a fan of this ink!

  • Inside the maelstrom ✑ Anthony has a great little editorial style pieces that covers a few topics. My two cents on what a “grail” is: far too often these days grail is being used to describe “a pen I desire but can’t justify the cost at this moment”. Granted the definition can be personal but the most important factor is unobtainability. I recently saw a $150 pen being labeled a grail and there is no way in a hobby like this that $150 is almost unobtainable within a lifetime. There isn’t a strict definition but but the definition is being weakened to meaninglessness! There does need to be a word for a pen you can’t justify right now but covet! Any ideas?

Sponsors

  • Pen Classics ✒︎Pen Classics have a great range of interesting and covetable pens and inks. Always a good port of call!

  • Desk Bandit ✒︎ Desk Bandit recently got the Nagasawa Exclusive Pro Gear Rokko Shichidank in stock for a very good price. Lots of unique items for sale well worth checking out.

  • La Couronne do Comte (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN10) ✒︎ LCdC currently have 50% off the Lamy Vibrant Pink Al-star!

    Pen Chalet (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ The metallic Pilot Vanishing Point is 30% off, the Lam Lx is also 30% off, and the Pelikan M600 Turquoise White Fountain Pens is also 25% off!

  • Pen Savings (12% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ great international shipping prices and my go-to place for most American brands of inks including Noodler's and Organics Studio.

Retrospective: Monday November 1

Fountain Pen Day! Tomorrow, November 2nd, is Fountain Pen Day 2018. Lots of fun and lots of sales so keep an eye out! Check out the Fountain Pen Day website and especially the sponsors page which has a list of deals down the bottom of the page.

Sponsors

  • Pen Classics ✒︎Pen Classics have a great range of interesting and covetable pens and inks. Always a good port of call! Use code FPD18 for 15% off for Fountain Pen Day.

  • Desk Bandit ✒︎ Desk Bandit recently got the Nagasawa Exclusive Pro Gear Rokko Shichidank in stock for a very good price. Lots of unique items for sale well worth checking out. Get 15% off inks for Fountain Pen Day with FPD15OFF

  • La Couronne do Comte (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN10) ✒︎ LCdC are having a great sale with 50% off the Lamy Vibrant Pink Al-star and get a 20% off  for Fountain Pen Day with FPD2018

  • Pen Chalet (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ Pen Chalet are having a giveaway for Fountain Pen Day so be sure to enter.

  • Pen Savings (12% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ great international shipping prices and my go-to place for most American brands of inks including Noodler's and Organics Studio.