“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
Robert Oster has been making a name for himself in the world of fountain pen inks over the past few years. His inks are well known for their vibrant colors and fantastic sheening almost giving the inks a color changing effect. The only experience I have with Robert Oster inks prior to this review is … Continue reading Robert Oster: Frankly Blue vs Soda Pop Blue. Which blue reigns supreme?
Since 1858, Papeteries de Clairefontaine has been producing quality paper and paper products in France, and they have become well known for their fountain pen friendly paper in the pen community. Recently, they introduced a line of coloring books and colored pencils, with the following coloring book themes: Mandalas, Designs, Tattoos, Nature, or Birds. Frank … Continue reading Clairefontaine Coloring book and pencils
P.J. Ford & Associates Ltd was founded in 1989 originally as a marketing consultancy for the international office products industry. Since their founding, they have evolved into a mail order business selling rubber stamps, batteries, wristwatches and pocket watches, as well as a variety of pen brands and inks. Their Mr. Pen division is the … Continue reading Italix Captain’s Commission