Hello Readers! I have a review ready to go, but before that goes up I wanted to take a moment to thank Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley of The Pen Addict Podcast. (They both do a lot more than just that podcast, but if you don't follow them already, that's a great place to start.) … Continue reading A Quick Thanks and a Little News
Pilot Metropolitan. TWSBI Eco. Lamy Safari. These are the staples of the “Entry Level” fountain pen market, and with good reason. The WRITink from Faber-Castell , fits the budget, but does it earn a place on that short list? This week I’m spending time with this new pen to answer that very question. One note … Continue reading The Faber-Castell WRITink Review
If you ask most fountain pen users for recommendations for a first-time user, the Lamy Safari is sure to come up close to the top of the list. With their 60+ year history of making fine writing instruments, it’s no surprise that Lamy has a pretty good grasp on what makes a good pen. … Continue reading The Lamy Safari Petrol Review
Recently, while cleansing myself of a long work week by cruising the pen and stationery section of my local Staples, I spotted a stack of Moleskine “Click Ball” Pens on the clearance rack. Well, if there are two things for which I am a sucker, its pens and clearance racks. Moleskine has a bit of … Continue reading Moleskine Click Ball Pen Review
Back in January, I visited the Los Angeles International Pen Show, saw the sights, met some friends, and spent some money. It is there where I met two gentlemen from Karas Kustoms, and came home with a shiny new Fountain K, a bold but minimally designed fountain pen made with tough and durable materials. Its … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Fountain K Review
“I love pens, but I’ll never be that guy that spends $100 on one.” – Me, about a year ago. I still fee like that guy, for the most part. I’ve gained a strong understanding and respect for the scope of pens available at every level of investment. Well, this year I got a bonus … Continue reading The Render K by Karas Kustoms
There comes a point in every pen enthusiast’s life when the built-in sleeves of a messenger bag just don’t cut it anymore. When that moment comes, NockCo is here for you. It started with a kick. Back in 2013, Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict Podcast & Blog and Jeff Bruckwicki of Project of Seamster decided … Continue reading The Sinclair, by Nock Co.
I've been waiting for an opportunity to visit a pen show for a while now. As luck would have it, the Los Angeles International Pen Show is hosted just a short drive down the freeway. LA Pen Show Basics The LA Pen show has been an annual event since 1989 and is one of only … Continue reading The LA Pen Show, in a nutshell.
After a particularly expensive and exhausting holiday season, I've decided to take a brief detour back to the foundation of this blog; pen and paper reviews on a budget. With that in mind, I picked up some new Pilot refills from JetPens in the hopes of finding a comfortable fine-line pen. THE RESULTS MAY SHOCK … Continue reading Get to the (needle)Point
My 29th year was a bit of a rough patch, let me explain. A little under a year ago, I was in a rut. The company I'd worked with for close to 5 years was going under. My prospective job opportunities looked less than desirable. And the politics of a messy election season had just begun … Continue reading Looking Back, Moving Forward