Fountain Pen Review: Rubato Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen Review: Rubato Fountain Pen

One of the best things about pen shows is discovering a new-to-me creator. At the California Pen Show, I was able to walk around a bit on Sunday and stumbled across Rubato Pen Studio. Her handcrafted mini pens were displayed on vintage cake stands like the candy-colored confections they are. Some of the pens featured…

Mini-Review: Muji Fountain Pen

When is a Platinum Preppy not a Platinum Preppy? When its a Muji Fountain Pen (price not available online). In the past, I’ve acquired other pens from Muji that were “white-labelled” but none more perfectly fits this description than this Preppy. The exterior is entirely opaque white plastic with a clear ring at the cap…

Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Perkeo Limited Edition Infrared

As I think I’ve mentioned, I LOVE the Kaweco AL Sport. So when I was browsing JetPens a few weeks ago, the Kaweco Perkeo caught my eye. I don’t know how I missed it before, but the limited edition Infrared ($28.50) was too interesting not to order one! The Perkeo is modeled after the ever…

Fountain Pen Review: Opus 88 Mini Fountain Pen in Sakura Cherry Blossoms

I have always been a fan of Opus 88 pens for their look/style. Unfortunately, they’re also often quite large pens which makes them not as comfortable for me to use. So I was thrilled a few weeks ago to find out about Goldspot’s Opus 88 Mini Fountain Pen in Sakura Cherry Blossoms ($79) and ordered…

Fountain Pen Review: SchonDsgn x Inkdependence “Cheerio Waterpen”

I hadn’t thought about getting a new fountain pen for my new job, until I was watching a Friday happy hour edition of Mike’s podcast (Inkdependence) and he announced he was releasing a special design collaboration with Ian Schon of SchonDSGN, the “Cheerio Waterpen.” And just like that I was sucked in. Back in April…