Giveaway: BENU Fountain Pens

Ana and I reviewed the BENU Fountain Pens last fall.  Today we have a chance for three lucky winners to take home a BENU of their own.

BENU Pen Giveaway

From top to bottom the pens available are: the Bird of Paradise from the Essence collection ($200, B nib),  Nebula from the Supreme Collection ($200, F nib) and Sublime 025 from the Supreme Collection ($185, F nib).

BENU Pen Giveaway

These pens have all the sparkle and shine you could want in their aventurescent resin with rhodium and gold plated brass trims.  They are lightweight, and have standard Schmidt nibs.

BENU Pen Giveaway

Some of the pens above have been inked up and tested for review, but all pens are in like new condition and will be delivered to you clean and ready to fill with your favorite inks!

BENU Pen Giveaway

TO ENTER: Tell us which BENU fountain pen makes your heart sing?  Please include which of the BENU models shown above you’d like to win. Only one of each model is available so in drawing a winner, we will select the first name and they will win the pen they have chosen. The second name selected will win the pen they have chosen, assuming it is not the same model selected by winner #1. If they picked the same model, we will select another name until we have selected someone who has chosen a different pen… and so on, until we have given away all three pens. Make sense?

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Friday, April 13 , 2018. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Monday, April 16. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your actual email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear – just email you if you win. If winner does not respond within 7 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US residents and APO/FPO only please.

Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.

DISCLAIMER: The Bird of Paradise and the Sublime 025 were generously sent to us for giveaway The Gentleman Stationer. The Nebula was part of the BENU Indiegogo campaign. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. The Bird of Paradise makes my heart sing. I can picture using it outdoors on a lovely spring day (If the snow ever stops around here!)

  2. They are all so gorgeous it is hard to pick. Since the rules say I must…the Nebula is my favorite.

  3. The Sublime is my favorite – just enough pizazz to turn heads, but subtle enough not to be distracting. They’re all beautiful, though!

  4. Omg! The birds of paradise is absolutely stunning! Pen porn is the best porn! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these beauties.

  5. Sublime! A little pink and magenta make my heart sing. A fine nib is my favorite!

  6. Such a hard decision! They’re all so pretty. But I think I’m most drawn to the Sublime. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  7. They ALL make my heart sing! However, if I had to chose one it would be the Nebula. The Bird of Paradise is a close second but I like the clip on the Nebula pen.

  8. Birds of Paradise soar above all the other pens. I would like to win Birds of Paradise from the Essence collection.

  9. Either the Birds or Nebula. They both grabbed my attention like a tantrum throwing two year old.

  10. Wow, these all look wonderful but I think the Nebula is speaking to me. I could get lost in that design for a while.

  11. I love having a chance to win one of these beautiful pens! Thank you! My favorite of the three is the Nebula from the Supreme Collection – it makes my heart sing because the swirling colors take my mind on a trip out into the galaxies! Your blog rocks!

  12. Oh my stars! They remind me of Milky Way stars seen from the Chisos Basin at Big Bend. Dark skies are hard to find. Sublime and Nebula are equal to my eyes. Thanks!

  13. That Nebula pen is awesome, so that would be my pick. If I were so lucky as to win it, of course!

  14. I’ve been lusting after these pens since I first laid eyes on them, thanks for this awesome opportunity! Any one of them would make me happy, but I’d have to say the Bird of Paradise would be my top pick because I like a broad nib 🙂

  15. All three are beautiful! But the Bird of Paradise and Nebula tie for the heart-throb. I don’t know if I could choose between them… time to start saving!

  16. The patterns of all three are great but I like the shape of the Birds of Paradise the best!

  17. The Bird of Paradise has the most pleasant shape, but all three materials are lovely. Marrying a nice material with the cigar shape wins me for the Bird.

  18. All right f these pens are beautiful. I love the colors on the bird of paradise but I simply adore the shape of the Nebula and Sublime.

    If I had to choose just one though it would be the nebula hands down. Thank you for this chance!

  19. The bird of paradise is stunning! So pretty, it would outshine my current pens by a lot!

  20. My favorite is the third – all that purple and blue! The Sublime 025 from the Supreme Collection according to the caption.

  21. The Sublime 025 from the Supreme collection is so pretty! Would love to win it 🙂 thank you so much for the opportunity.

  22. Oh, oh , oh! Such beauties! The Sublime 025 because it looks like a starry night in a clear midsummer. Wow!

  23. Bird of Paradise makes my heart sing, but I’d be okay with harmonizing with any of them! 😉

  24. The Nebula is so beautiful! ! And if you would let the Random Number Generator know April 23rd is the day before my late Mother’s birthday and would be a perfect gift for her middle child, that would be great.

  25. Nebula would be my choice. All the beauty of the night sky without the cold and wind of setting up the scope in winter.

  26. The Birds of Paradise would definitely be my choice.

    The green and gold flecks are absolutely beautiful!

  27. I have loved the Benu Pens since I first heard about them several years ago. They seem so different from many of the smaller handmade company pens. And their COLORS…WOW!!!

    I really love the Nebula from the Supreme Collection! The off-set burst of color on the barrel is simply stunning and I much prefer the flat top designs.

    Hopefully I will be lucky enought to have my number pulled!!!

  28. I love the nebula! It would definitely add a sparkle of joy to writing final physics papers!

  29. I really like the Nebula, such a lovely flat-top design. Thanks for this opportunity!

  30. These are great pens, which makes it hard to decide. However, being the person who loves blue, I’m most inclined towards the Sublime.

  31. The Sublime 025 would be my choice! I paint with watercolor for children’s book illustration and this pen reminds me of galaxies I’ve painted for one of the series. Love it!

  32. Wow! It’s hard to pick a favorite from those three; they’re all stunning. The Sublime would be my first choice, but it’s definitely close. Thanks so much, Laura!

  33. My favorite is the first, the Bird of Paradise from the Essence collection with a broad nib.

  34. Tough choice, but the Nebula is my favorite and it really looks like it’s namesake to me.

  35. My gosh, they’re all beautiful! But I think the Sublime 025 is my favorite – the deep, dark galaxy brightening to a lovely blue.

  36. The Nebula, followed closely by the Sublime 25, makes me feel like David Bowman in 2001.

  37. The generosity of the Well Appointed Desk is always appreciated.

    I would like to enter to win the Sublime Nebula version.

    I’m interested in Space, and love all things space related even in name. This pen has the name and the design too. Awesome!

  38. I am a fan of rounded pens, so I thought the Sublime looked best out of them, and those sparkles!

  39. Hi, I would prefer Sublime, and then the Nebula and then the Bird of Paradise if I had to choose, but all of them are lovely!

  40. My favourite by farr is the Nebula-fountain-pen-Supreme-collection. I just love all things cosmos

  41. I have loved these sparkly pens since I saw the Gourmet Pens review when they first appeared on the scene! The Bird of Paradise with the broad nib looks perfect and gorgeous.

  42. Ohh that Nebula! I have latched on to all things space and nebula like… I am even getting a custom ring made. This glorious pen with a sheening ink like Nitrogen would fit right in!

  43. Holy moly, these are incredible. If I were to choose, I’d pick the Sublime 025. The shape of the pen and colors speak most to me. Thank you for the opportunity; my journaling would be so elevated with a pen like this!!!

  44. That sublime 25 pen is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Wow. All of them are beautiful but the sublime 25 pen is my winner. I’m going to cross everything that can be crossed in hope that I might win.

  45. All three are beautiful but Sublime is just so spectacular. It reminds me of star-gazing in a place with no light pollution. I can only hope I win. Thank you for offering a chance.

  46. The Sublime is the best looking one there of you ask me that is what I would love to carry around.

  47. I like the black one with the pink and blue stars. Nebula I believe it was called.

  48. My heart started singing as soon as it saw the Bird of Paradise! That would be my choice. Thanks for such a beautiful and generous giveaway!

  49. Oooh hard to choose. Sublime! (it would be cheating to list all of them right? :P)

  50. Wow! This is an extremely generous give away – thank you so much!

    I think the Nebula is the most beautiful one. I’ve never used a fountain pen, so this would be an amazing pen to start out with.

    Love your blog! Have a great weekend!

  51. I actually love the nebula! I went to look at the others on their website, because the rules didn’t specify that our favorite had to come from these three, but after looking around, I think the nebula is my favorite!

  52. For me, it’s definitely the Nebula – a beautiful pen that sings a haunting song to my lifelong astronomy hobby.

  53. Sublime 025 speaks to me the most. It reminds me of the hot summer nights listening to the Red Sox on the radio with my grandfather.

  54. The Benu pens have really intrigued me, especially that Bird of Paradise! So pretty! You all have had great reviews of them.

  55. The Sweets tweets of the Bird of Paradise are Music to my ears! All three are gorgeous but the Bird of Paradise is my Mockingjay!

  56. Oh man. That Bird of Paradise. I might save up for it and buy it myself if I don’t win, haha.

  57. Sublime 025 from the Supreme Collection. I love a fine nib, and the design is awesome

  58. I absolutely adore the Nebula pen. That is incredible. I also happen to adore astrophysics and stuff like that.

  59. The Bird of Paradise with gold tone accents definitely makes my heart sing!

  60. Hands down, the Birds of Paradise is my favorite. I used to live where these flowers were native and the pen would be a great reminder.

  61. The Sublime 025 makes me think of the Milky Way splitting the sky in half on a perfectly dark night. I would love to have it in my collection! 🙂

  62. Bird of Paradise is a classic design coupled with a broad nib! What could be better?

  63. All heart stopping, but I think the most singing is coming from the Bird of Paradise. Lovely!

  64. The Nebula, of course, who else would want for more? I just discovered Benu pens, but haven’t had the guys to pull the trigger because… $200 for a Schmidt nib seems a tad much.

  65. I like the bird of paradise for several different reasons and it makes not only my heart sing, but also my eyes dance from the great use of colors

  66. Gosh, this was such a difficult decision, but I finally narrowed it down to the one pen that makes me smile with thoughts of such smooth sounding songs! I look at that BENU Fountain Pen, by the name of; The Bird of Paradise from the Essence Collection, with the Bold Nib. And all I hear is my Heart Singing when I see all those beautiful colors on that pen, along with the pen’s design, so different from the other two pen’s.

  67. I really like the Essence Bird of Paradise, really neat design. Thanks for the chance and good luck everyone!

  68. The Sublime is, well, Sublime! And the one I would choose after much consideration. Thank you. Love the site!

  69. The Sublime 025 is my favorite. I like how the sparkle seems to sprinkle down from the top of the pen and gather at the bottom, like glittery snow.

  70. I love the Nebula from the Supreme collection. I like nebulas in general.

  71. Sublime 025 from the Supreme Collection would be my first choice. Thank you for this opportunity!

  72. That Sublime 025 is indeed sublime – the color is amazing and yes, it makes my heart sing!

  73. The bird of paradise in the essence collection. I love a cigar-shaped fountain pen, and I have a hole in my heart for one because the impossible happened: somehow I LOST one of my pens while travelling. Noooooo! and it was a Hanukkah gift as well.

  74. Gahhh, so hard to choose one! I think the shape of the Nebula + gorgeous pattern make it the most mesmerizing and beautiful!

  75. Although it is probably the more commonly coveted, I would love the Nebula. I love the gradient of saturated stars from fantastical to serene black.

  76. Nebula for sure as I am a complete and total sucker for all things space themed.

  77. I would love to have the Bird of Paradise, although they are each beautiful in their own way. Thank you for the opportunity.

  78. Nebula from the Supreme Collection is really GREAT looking pen and the nib is right

  79. The middle one is my favorite, it looks like a nebula. Which is apt, since that’s what it’s name.

  80. Oh boy this is a tough one. I like the Birds of Paradise resin the best, but not so much the shape or large step. Therefore, I’ll have to go with the Nebula. (Also space-themed, that’s always a huge plus.)

  81. Thank you for running this promotion. BENU has some beautiful pens; I remember reading about the Purple Night Silver pen from one of your link loves last year and fell in love with its beautiful design.

    My favorite of the three? Bird of Paradise. It looks absolutely lovely.

  82. I’m coveting the Nebula from the Supreme Collection. I’m such a sucker for rainbow bursts of color on a black background, as well as all things glittery and cosmic. This would make an amazing “starter” pen as I just recently became interested after stumbling across your post on tips for lefties using fountain pens!

  83. I really like the Nebula from the Supreme collection! Its very pretty and space-y. This would make an excellent edition to my fountain pen collection. 🙂

  84. The Supreme Collection makes my heart squeal with joy. First pick? Probably the Sublime with the Nebula runs a very close second in the photo finish!

  85. The BENU pen that makes my heart sing and the one I would like to win is – Nebula from the Supreme Collection. I love everything related to space and love fountain pens. The shape of the pen is very unique, looking at it is like peeking into some far away galaxy.

  86. The Nebula is my pick, I love deep space and I think the pen looks really cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Kathy:

    Please put your entry for the drawing on the post here:

    I have really liked the vibrancy of the Benu pens every since I saw the very first review of this Russian company and their products. They are so pretty! But the one that really speaks to me is the Nebula from the Supreme Collection because of the flat ends and the fact that the shimmery portion is off-centered along the barrel instead of at one end of it.

    I really hope you pull my number because my pen buying budget has shrunk!! I think I got this posted correctly now!!

    Thanks a lot for your reviews.

  88. (Seems my comment disappeared so making it again….)

    The Bird of Paradise pen is gorgeous, like taking flight towards the starry sky.

  89. The Bird of Paradise pen looks amazing! My daughter, who is becoming a bit of a marker fiend after my husband lent her his Copics, just finished painting a pair of white canvas sneakers in just those colors – so pretty like a peacock!

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