New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more

It's been a truly wonderful week for new arrivals landing on my desk. Sheaffer Legacy Heritage I'll review this separately in due course, but I wanted to get some of my excitement out before I burst. I've always thought that Sheaffer's inlaid nibs were pretty, but never picked one up. I'm kicking myself now. The … Continue reading New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more

European pen-makers you’ve probably never heard of (but should)

I often write about American or Japanese brands, or the big familiar European companies like Pelikan, Lamy and Montblanc. But in Europe we're blessed with many wonderful makers producing innovative and beautiful (and often expensive) pens in small numbers. They don't advertise; word spreads only at pen shows, on FPN, and on Instagram — so … Continue reading European pen-makers you’ve probably never heard of (but should)

Suited and booted: Franklin-Christoph Penvelope 6

Most "fancy" pen cases are leather. I get that. Leather is durable, attractive, and has a premium reputation. But for whatever reason, some of us want an alternative: something made of non-leather material that still protects our precious pens and that looks great, too. There are plenty of fabric cases out there, but few of … Continue reading Suited and booted: Franklin-Christoph Penvelope 6