I recently had the privilege to visit the Pen Guardian workshop to see how this amazing product is made. I was also given one to take on a field test. The Pen Guardian, patent pending, was created by Tom Harvey when he was looking for an easy, effective, and safe way to carry multiple pens … Continue reading The Pen Guardian Review
The Pelikan M205 fountain pen was first introduced in 2005 as a clear pen with silver trim. Since then, the popularity of the model has gained and new colors have been introduced. The new colors are typically introduced annually to coincide with and match the yearly Edelstein Ink color. I have been interested in Pelikan … Continue reading Pelikan M205 Demonstrator Special Edition Review
Constellations88, in addition to making pens, also makes a wide range of accessories both pen and non-pen related. When they sent me the Crux to review, they also kindly sent me one of their C88 Triple Pen Pocket Carriers to review, as well. These cases are available in three different finishes: Executive Black, Pearl White, … Continue reading Constellations88 C88 Triple Pen Pocket Carrier
“Constellations88 is the brainchild of likeminded pen enthusiasts and pen collectors with keen interest in writing instruments and accessories for over a decade.” As their website describes, Constellations88 offers a wide range of accessories and beautifully crafted pens. The pens come in a variety of styles and are handmade with different colored acrylics. Some models even have … Continue reading Constellations88 Crux Fountain Pen Review
Karas Kustoms has been innovative in new pen designs, materials, and colors. At the end of 2017, they analyzed their entire product line to find any gaps they needed to fill and found they did not have any products in the “Pocket Pen” market. Taking inspiration from the Space Race as well as mid-century Americana, … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Reaktor Galaxie review and giveaway
The Faber-Castell company was founded in 1761 by Kaspar Faber, who was a cabinet maker. In 1898, Ottilie von Faber the heir to the A.W. Faber company married Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, and the company name was changed to Faber-Castell. Over the years, the company has built a reputation for fine writing products, pencils, and … Continue reading Faber-Castell Loom Metallic Fountain Pen and Giveaway!!!
Everyone needs a great notebook, but in many cases concessions are made on paper quality, usability, or durability. I have spent year after year consistently disappointed in the offerings found at big box stationary stores and normally make due with pocket notebooks that once filled have served their purpose and then I must buy another. … Continue reading Filofax Classic Executive Notebook Review.
The Montegrappa Pen Company is best known for producing some of the most unique designs and luxury writing instruments. New for 2018, Montegrappa is celebrating the renewed appeal in fountain pens and the analogue world by introducing a vintage style pen. The Montegrappa Monte-Grappa is a no frills, resin, piston filler aimed at a lower … Continue reading Montegrappa “Monte Grappa” Coral Fountain Pen Review
Part Two! This is the second part in my OPUS 88 review series. Today I am reviewing the OPUS 88 Picnic in Brown acrylic. This was graciously sent to me by OPUS 88 for review. Packaging: The pen arrives inside of a black box with a grey slip cover. On the cover in silver print … Continue reading OPUS 88 Review Part 2: Picnic Brown
Michael Hsu has been building the OPUS 88 brand for over two decades by crafting each design to high standards. Since 1988, Michael worked as an original equipment and design manufacturing (OEM/ODM) supplier and has developed a reputation for excellence. This reputation is clearly evident in the fountain pens produced by OPUS 88. I reached out … Continue reading OPUS 88 Review part 1: Koloro Red/Red