Economical Links for 2017.08.25


Some links to the like-minded:

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Brown | Ink Review (via Pen Habit)
A reasonably-priced ink tested in reasonably-priced pens.
A Broken Pen and The Reform 1745 (via goodwriterspens)
A cautionary tale about sending pens in the post.
A quick look at the Manuscript Clarity fountain pen (via
Another demonstrator I’m going to have to buy.
Introducing Goulet Note Cards (via Goulet Pens Blog)
10 fountain pen friendly note cards for $3? Yes, please.
Kyokuto Nordic Color Animal W Ring Notebook Review (via Pen Addict)
Such kawaii. Nice paper. Wow.
Get a Custom Porsche 911 That Comes with a Resort Stay and Fountain Pen (via Gear Patrol)
And now here’s the opposite of an economical pen: a Conid that costs $600,000. (Dear Conid, please provide me with one of these for free so I can post an unbiased review.)

Economical Links for 2017.08.18

A quiet week on the economical stationery front, but here are a few interesting links:

Fountain Pen Review: Muji Fountain Pen (via The Well-Appointed Desk)
Another nice, inexpensive Japanese store brand pen.
Prospective Look at the 2017 San Francisco International Pen Show (via Hand Over That Pen)
If you’re going to the SF Pen Show, I’m Diamine Kelly Green with envy.
DNA of long-dead cows read from pages of Medieval books (via The Cramped)
The researchers obtained the DNA from waste eraser rubbings. What could scientists learn from your eraser rubbings?

Economical Links for 2017.08.11

Some links to the like-minded:

Fountain Pen Review: Sheaffer VFM (via The Well-Appointed Desk)
Alas, modern Sheaffer.
Review: Pelikan Twist Fountain Pen (via Gourmet Pens)
This might be the only Pelikan I’d spend money on.
Dryden Design Classic Fountain Pen (via Best Fountain Pen)
Never heard of this brand — until now.
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Review (via The Pen Addict)
Will this be the year I finally buy a Kaweco?
Elysee Fountain Pen (via 7hedaniel)
Vintage value pens. I wonder if these ever made it across the pond.
Zycc Navy Blue (via Wondernaut)
An ink that performs decently and costs $1.50 for 15ml, shipped? Now you have my attention.

Economical Links for 2017.08.04

So I guess Herbin has a new ink coming out? Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

Anyway. Here are some links to the like-minded:

Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Review (via The Pencilcase Blog)
Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Perkeos (via The Well-Appointed Desk)
A couple reviews of Kaweco’s new entry-level pen. I might have to pick one of these up for science.
Pen Review: Faber-Castell Loom fountain pen (via Nibspotter)
That new gunmetal grey colorway is tempting me.
If You’ve Ever Wanted To Try A Pilot Kaküno (via Inkophile)
Ten bucks will get you a Pilot Kaküno and a smiley-face nib.
At The Beginning, Is It Better To Have A Variety of Inks or Pens? (via Goulet Pens)
I don’t always agree with the advice offered on the Goulet Blog but I do agree with this post.
The extraction of lever-filler pressure bars (via David Nishimura)
I’ve been fixing up a few lever filler pens and this post on extracting pressure bars appeared at just the right time.

Economical Links for 2017.07.28

I’m off to ride my motorbike into the wilderness for a weekend of camping, but before I go, here are some links to the like-minded:

Suspicious Sellers (via Bleistift)
If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. I like cheap pens, but even I know better than to think I can score a Pelikan M800 for 8 quid. Don’t fall for these scams.
Platignum Again (via Goodwriterspens)
Even economical pens can survive to become vintage.
The size of ink bottles (via The Ink Smudge)
THIS. (aka “Why my ink collection is mostly made up of samples.”)
Back-to-School Sale Composition Book Round Up Part 2 (via Comfortable Shoes Studio)
Who knew there were so many brands of composition notebooks?