This week, I’ve pulled a 180, with one pen getting my attention, inked with a sample I’ve been waiting to test out.
- ystudio Portable Fountain Pen. I love this pen as much as Barry and Levon love pudding. And that’s a lot of pudding. I swapped the stock Schmidt nib with a Franklin-Christoph #5 steel broad cursive italic, and I never looked back. One of my favorite pens I own.
- Akkerman Delfts Blue. A reader kindly sent me a sample of Akkerman Delfts Blue, which I’m super thankful for. Why? Because now I know I don’t need a bottle of it. It’s a perfectly fine, basic blue, and I enjoy it. But it’s not special enough that I need it. I almost let the fomo get me on this one.
- The Paper Cuts A5 Notebook. I’ve had a couple of these over the years and they are great quality. Somehow, this one turned into my scratch notebook, where I just let loose with the testing, scribbles, and randomness. Everyone needs a notebook of destruction outside of their main notebooks. This is mine.