Ink Overview: Cross Inks

Ink Overview: Cross Inks

Cross Inks are one of the classic “staple inks” that are often recommended. Over the years, the “archival” attributes of the ink have often mistakenly been assumed to also be waterproof. “Archival” simply means that the inks have been formulated to resist fading over time and have a pH level that is neutral and acid-free.…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook JR Pocket Pen

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook JR Pocket Pen

Esterbrook, in its latest incarnation, via the watchful eyes of the team at Kenro, has released its latest fountain pen which is the most ambitious and most anticipated pen yet — the JR Pocket Pen. This pen is their first attempt to create a modern redesign of the classic “J” style Esterbrook fountain pen. It’s…

Pen Review: Pen Boutique Exclusive Sailor 1911 Kagero Green (MF Nib)

Pen Review: Pen Boutique Exclusive Sailor 1911 Kagero Green (MF Nib)

To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Pen Boutique worked with Sailor and Itoya to develop an exclusive design for the 1911 Kagero Green ($220). The owner of Pen Boutique, Leena, is an avid hiker and decided to let nature be her inspiration in choosing the theme and colors for the pen. The name and color is…

Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Sport Cognac for Galen Leather

Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Sport Cognac for Galen Leather

Galen Leather had a custom Kaweco Sport created in a translucent dark orange called Cognac. The pens include custom “Galen Leather” gold foil stamping and gold nibs. Galen Leather packaged the pens in a custom box with a custom sleeve printed with fun graphics. Aesthetically, Galen has made the packaging for a Kaweco match the…