How was everyone’s Pelikan Hub (those off you who were able to attend? I was Hubmaster in Perth, Western Australia and from my perspective it went really well! Always an exciting part of the year when Pelikan puts on these amazing shindigs! The only downside was my Hub being omitted from the Pelikan Magazine’s Hub Map!
Articles I’ve read:
Vinta Inks Overview (The Well-Appointed Desk) ✑ I recently picked up a couple of Vinta inks. They look great and it’s really helpful to have this overview!
Ink Review #842: Vinta Emerald Carlos 1960 (Mountain of Ink) ✑ Speaking of Vinta, this is a beautiful green!
Flooding the Market? A Recap of Lamy’s 2019 Special and Limited Releases (The Gentleman Staitoner) ✑ Thourough recap and discussion on Lamy’s year.
Onoto’s new plunger filler is a blast from the past — for a price (UK Fountain Pens) ✑ an in depth discussion on the new (old) Onoto filling mechanism.
Fountain Pen Review: Karas Pen Co. Vertex (Delrin) (The Well-Appointed Desk) ✑ I wasn’t particularly wowed by Karas Kustoms first plastic fountain pen but this one looks a lot nicer (even though I will still be sticking to their aluminium pens!) but that nib etching is very nice!
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