The Conklin Victory is the latest addition to a long line of fine writing tools dating back to the late 1800s. While most of their pens fall squarely in the "luxury" price range, the Victory has just hit the Goulet Pens catalog at the moderately entry level price of $40. Lets take a look and … Continue reading The Conklin Victory Fountain Pen Review
If you're a Bullet Journal enthusiasts, writer, or scrap-book maker, or just a notebook addict like me, you've probably used or currently use an A5 size notebook. A lot of the people in those categories care a lot about what book they use, weather it be the cover material, paper quality, printed page layout, and … Continue reading Lihit Lab Smart Fit Cover Review
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
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.
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
A few months ago I was inspired by the endorsements of the Pen Addict and Art Supply Posse podcasts to sign up for an Art Snacks subscription. The initial box was a birthday gift for my creative girlfriend but we decided to keep the subscription for a while and share the contents. I used to subscribe … Continue reading Alvin + ArtSnacks Drafting Pencil
I was on the fence about Lamy for a long while, and I was leaning in the other direction to be perfectly honest. Looking at the pen online and reading other reviews, the pen seemed great, but bland.
"Life is too short to carry an ugly pen." - Retro 1951 That's the line that sold me on the Retro 1951 Tornado a few years ago. A classic looking simple pen that, at the time, was the most expensive pen I had ever considered buying at a daunting twenty dollars. I used it for a while, … Continue reading Retro 1951: My First Grown-Up Pen