Fountain Pen Review: TWSBI Diamond Mini AL Grape – Limited Edition

I don’t know precisely why I love my TWSBIs as much as I do. Sure there’s the fact that they’re sort of modern, tech-y looking with the see through barrels, and the piston filler. There’s the fact that my TWSBIs almost always start on the first go, and don’t run dry unless they are literally…

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…

Fountain Pen Review: Sailor Line Friends Cony (NA Exclusive)

Fountain Pen Review: Sailor Line Friends Cony (NA Exclusive)

I was totally caught by surprise when I saw the new North American exclusive Sailor ProGear Line Friends CONY Fountain Pen ($312). I squealed with delight at how cute it was! I am not familiar with the Line Friends series, but the characters look a lot like Sanrio-esque cute Japanese characters. I grew up as…

Ink and Pen Review: Limited Edition Sailor Dipton + Mellow Forest Hocoro Ink & Dip Pen Set (Fude Nib)

Review by Tina Koyama Anyone who has ever glanced through my personal blog knows that I’m a fude nib fan. Let’s just say I’ve tried “a few.” My very first that got me hooked on exploring others was the entry-level Sailor Compass Fude de Mannen (55-degree angle). After upgrading a few notches, the Compass is…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Preppy Wa Modern Maki-e Fountain Pen

Often, as fountain pen collectors, we get wrapped up in finding our grail pen. That perfect balance of aesthetics and exquisite writing ability that will make it our favorite pen ever. Or we get caught up in FOMO (fear of missing out) and purchase pens that are all the rage. Sometimes it’s nice to go…

Fountain Pen Review: PLUS x Sailor – First Snow ProGear Slim (Special Edition), Ice Gray Ink and A4 Slim Notebook

Fountain Pen Review: PLUS x Sailor – First Snow ProGear Slim (Special Edition), Ice Gray Ink and A4 Slim Notebook

The packaging, which is a lovely pale blue with silver foil snowflakes, says “PLUS x Sailor” but the listing that I found online focused on the Sailor Pro Gear Slim First Snow fountain pen with very little mention of the additional items included in the set: PLUS x Sailor Ice Gray Ink and Ca.Crea A4…