A Well-Appointed Phaeton Review

A Well-Appointed Review of the Phaeton In writing, I wasn’t sure I was going to like the Phaeton because I don’t usually write with medium nib pens but the Phaeton has a crisp, almost italic-like grind on the nib making it a pleasant writing experience. I find most medium nib pens to be rather flat

Esterbrook and the Civil Rights Act

Esterbrook – The Civil Rights Act “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” – Martin Luther A pen, a simple pen, can be the most powerful tool known to humanity. A pen can be used to decide the fate of many. It can influence the history of entire nations.

Brett Harmon Reacquainted with Uboat

An in depth look at the new Uboat Capsoil Having owned a U-Boat piece, it was nice to have the opportunity to go hands-on with one of their newest designs, the U-Boat Capsoil SS. First off, lets get a little background on the brand. When I first came across U-Boat, it was on Instagram roughly

The most valuable thing.

A beautiful expression from Catharine  Misook “The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.” -May Sarton We had a tornado watch, lightning strike downs and a wintery mix all within the

Montegrappa Game of Thrones Final Season!

  Mongrappa releases Gift with Purchase for all Game of Thrones pens. With the eight and final season of HBO’s successful Game of Thrones series just around the corner (the season is scheduled to premiere in April 2019), Montegrappa will be running an exclusive Gift With Purchase promotion associated to our GoT open editions, namely the

Cento – Aurora celebrates 100 years!

  For its 100-years Anniversary Aurora Pens launches  “Cento Italia” Aurora introduces the line “Cento Italia”: 10 “Iconic pens” from the history of Aurora, symbolizing the 10 decades, every one revised and realized in 100 numbered pieces only for the whole world (100 for Italy and 100 for the foreign countries). Aurora will launch monthly the

What your nib says about your personality

  What your nib says about your personality Choosing a nib for your fountain pen is like getting dressed in the morning; the nib you use is as much a part of expressing your individuality and creativity as the clothes you wear. From the nib’s materials, to its shape and size, the way your nib

Esterbrook Estie review by Jessica Coles

  Esterbrook Estie review by Jessica Coles and posted on The Well-Appointed Desk When Kenro first announced that they had acquired Esterbrook back in April, I suspected they would turn out something good, but the Estie far exceeded my expectations. Given the history with the “new” Esterbrook brand, first resurrected a few years ago to

Esterbrook Phaeton Overview

Esterbrook Phaeton Overview Esterbrook’s new Phaeton 300R is a classic revival of the brands original Phaeton model released in 1964. The hooded nib fountain pen was all the rage during the 1960’s, and appear to be making a comeback with the new generation of fountain pen enthusiasts.  The Phaeton 300R has many excellent features which

Esterbrook Estie review by The Gentleman Stationer

Esterbrook Estie review by The Gentleman Stationer When Kenro first announced that they had acquired Esterbrook back in April, I suspected they would turn out something good, but the Estie far exceeded my expectations. Given the history with the “new” Esterbrook brand, first resurrected a few years ago to little acclaim and much derision in

U-BOAT introduces the Capsoil

UBOAT introduces their latest watch the Capsoil. The Capsoil goes beyond the boundaries of traditional design, combining innovative features with retro-style lines. The Swiss electromechanical movement is completely immersed in a low viscosity lubricating oil. The oily liquid flows into the dial making it an absolute and deep black and creates an ever-moving compensation bubble that surprisingly

NY Mag says “The Aurora Ipsilon is as Classic as it gets”

Aurora Tops all Fountain pens on NY Mag List Ny Mag just complied their list of the 100 best pens as tested by Strategist editors. Our Aurora Ipsilon was chosen as the 4th best pen and the highest ranked Fountain Pen. Five criteria were used to rate and review the pens with the Ipsilon scoring

Personalize your corporate gifts!

Aviation Enthusiasts Write To New Heights More than ever before, companies are seeking to reward employees or clients with gifts that make a lasting impression. There’s a reason why pre-owned timepieces and vintage style branding are experiencing a surge in interest these days. When we think of times in the early US, we feel a sense of value

The Imperial Collection, Featuring the Taipei Sunset.

If you’re totally fascinated with the urushi lacquering technique featured in this specific model – you’re not alone. We were so interested in this process that we had to learn more! This 9,000-year process for lacquerware production starts with the sap of the Asian urushi tree. Now a true art form throughout the world, urushi

The pleasure of writing, Italian style.

In a world where the younger generations are less and less acquainted with pen and paper, and more and more in love with keyboards, talking about the pleasure of writing with a a good fountain pen may seem old fashioned… Read the full article HERE

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