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?


  • 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.