The TWSBI Eco Smoke and Rose Gold Fountain pen

I remember when TWSBI first announced that they were working on a new pen which would be a return to the much loved rose gold trim. I knew that they had already produced a black and rose gold Diamond 580 several years ago and there was a lot of talk about what the new modelContinue reading “The TWSBI Eco Smoke and Rose Gold Fountain pen”

The Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters – James Purdey & Sons Special Edition Fountain Pen

Just a simple, plain, white box. So many things come in just a simple, plain, white box. But this box hides something beautiful. The Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters James Purdey & Sons Special Edition Fountain Pen. Inside that simple, white, cardboard box is a beautifully made Walnut presentation box. The box states simply the nameContinue reading “The Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters – James Purdey & Sons Special Edition Fountain Pen”

The Conklin All American Rosewood and Rose Gold – Pen Boutique 15th Anniversary Exclusive

There has always been something about Rosewood to me that is just so beautiful. I’m not sure if it’s just the color, or the grain pattern, or the way that musical instruments made using it resonate so well, or something else. But one thing I do know is how beautiful it looks in a pen.Continue reading “The Conklin All American Rosewood and Rose Gold – Pen Boutique 15th Anniversary Exclusive”

The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Black Chased with Rose Gold Trim

There is no question that vintage pens have quite an appeal, from their unique designs to their different materials. But what if there was a pen which combined some of the best of both worlds? In step the Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen in black chased finish with rose gold trim. This penContinue reading “The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Black Chased with Rose Gold Trim”

The Esterbrook Estie OS Sparkle Garnet with The Journaler Nib by Gena Salorino

From the very first moment I saw a promotional photo of this pen, I knew I wanted it. I knew I had to have it in my collection. Stunning, there is no better word to describe what I saw in that photo. I own a few vintage Esterbrooks and had thought for some time aboutContinue reading “The Esterbrook Estie OS Sparkle Garnet with The Journaler Nib by Gena Salorino”

The Monteverde 20th Anniversary Innova Limited Edition Rose Gold Fountain Pen

For those of you that know me, you know that I love the combination of rose gold and black. When I saw this pen at the Baltimore Washington International Pen Show, even though I had just received the Monteverde Invincia Deluxe from my prior review, I knew I wanted this pen to come home withContinue reading “The Monteverde 20th Anniversary Innova Limited Edition Rose Gold Fountain Pen”

The Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Rose Gold Fountain Pen

I had never planned on getting this pen, but I was lucky enough to win it in a raffle at the 2020 Baltimore Washington International Pen Show. It came in a nice and solidly-made gift box. When I first opened it up, I saw that there was truly something beautiful about this combination of roseContinue reading “The Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Rose Gold Fountain Pen”

Some Thoughts on the Sheaffer VFM

So for today, I wanted to do a little spotlight on an inexpensive pen that was purchased on a whim. The Sheaffer VFM in Matte Black. This was found at a local office supply store for approximately 18 dollars. This simple offering from Sheaffer comes in eight colors but the matte black offers a sleekContinue reading “Some Thoughts on the Sheaffer VFM”

The Baltimore Washington International Pen Show of 2020

Wow! What a wonderful time. The Baltimore Washington International Pen show of 2020 was organized by Bert Oser, Corinne Litchfield, and the staff of Bertram’s Inkwell along with many volunteers at the BWI Airport Marriott hotel. The show was sponsored by The Chicago Pen Company, Federalist Pens and Paper, The PENguin Rick Propas, as wellContinue reading “The Baltimore Washington International Pen Show of 2020”