Been a while since I did one of these so wanted to give you a brief update on what I’ve had my mitts all over the last few weeks! It’s been a pretty epic one…for instance, it was so sunny I shaved my legs and put a skirt on. I know, EPIC INDEED.
Seriously though, it’s been a stationery feast here at Nib Towers recently. Here’s linkage to pen porn I’ve been part of:
- Pocket Notebooks subscription video unboxing
- KWZ Meta Review with United Inkdom
- Say Nice Things Journal Review
- Featured in The Pen Addict Newsletter twice, once for my last ToTP and for my experience thinning the pen herd. (Stay tuned for a ‘for sale’ page soon.)
I’ve got around a bit, like the stationery bicycle I am!
I also want to shout out to my buddy Ant at UK Fountain Pens for his awesome review of the new Birmingham Pens Ink line – the colours look beautiful! Check his post out.
But you want to see cold, hard stationery currency though don’t you?! Here we are then…
Cheeky fresh beats at three: Paper Republic Grand Voyageur XL
Thanks to Scribble at United Inkdom, a few of us have got to test Paper Republic’s Grand Voyageur XL Journal. It’s a leather journal holder in slightly smaller than A5 size, that holds a couple of inserts. I’m not going to give away too much as a full review is coming soon, but I’m in LOVE with my navy version so far. It’s a bit of a bugger that it is not truly A5, but the proprietary inserts look pretty sweet so far!
Insane haul at two: Taroko Notebook, Mnemosyne Notebook, and Robert Oster Green Ink Samples
Mishka at Bureau Direct was a doll and sent me some goodies for future review this week. I was keen to try out Taroko’s Tomoe River line up that has had rave reviews across the community, and also Robert Oster’s green inks as – SHOCK HORROR – I have no green inks in my collection thus far. I’m off to whip myself with a cat o’nine tales sharpened with EF nib tassels…
Look out for my thoughts soon. On the haul that is. Not the whipping.
Crazy hot new entry at one: TWSBI Eco with Medium Cursive Italic Nib
It’s my five year anniversary this week, and my better half kindly offered to buy me a pen to commemorate the fact we have not yet throttled each other. Awwwww!
I went for a nib grind that I haven’t tried before: a medium cursive italic on a TWSBI Eco. I picked it up from FP Nibs for the reasonable price of £30 plus shipping. I was scared that the grind might be too much for me to handle but…I freakin’ LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It makes my handwriting look so pretty, is more expressive than a stub and is pretty darn smooth. I’m now investigating a fine version for my Vac Mini, and I’m tempted to have my Lamy 2k ground down too!
What pen capers have you got up to this week?!
Keep those nibs mucky!