Conklin All-American Yellowstone Review


In the spirit of the Fourth of July weekend, I'll be reviewing the Conklin All-American Fountain Pen. I'd first like to thank Pen Chalet for sponsoring this review! They are a premier retailer for all kinds of fine-writing instruments. Use the coupon code "FREEDOM" to save 10% on the total purchase price. Act quickly as the sale ends Monday, July 4th, 2016. The Conklin All-American Yellowstone is one of Conklin's All-American pens offered in 5 distinct color patterns. The All-American initially was released in the 1930's at the onset of the Great Depression—focusing on an affordable price. Today, it ...

Galen Leather Pen Roll Review


First off, I would like to give a huge shoutout to Galen Leather for sponsoring this post and providing a review sample of their leather pen roll! They are a small startup company founded in 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. They are a two-person company specializing in handmade leather, brass, and wood products and have a wide selection of notebook sleeves, laptop cases, pen cases, and much more! Check them out here. It's been a long while since I've done an accessory review, so let's get right too it! Their leather pen roll is made completely of soft calf leather and ...

J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor Review


First off, as many of you may have realized, it has been a long time since I've been maintaining this blog (almost 1/2 a year). This was because over the past few months, I've officially began my college career in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It has been an absolutely whirlwind of work and fun, and thus, I didn't have much time left to write for the blog. Now, since everything has settled down a lot more, I'm going to be back up and running! Anyways, for my re-entrance back into reviews, I present one of my ...

First Impressions - TF Est. 1968 Tourbillion Openside


TF Est. 1968 is a very under-the-radar Swiss brand that specializes in luxury goods, such as cufflink sets, timepieces, and pens. The brand was created in 1968 (obvious from it's name) and creates products inspired by the world of watchmaking and mechanical watches. One of TF Est. 1968's rollerball pens is their Tourbillion Openside which features a real mechanical watch tourbillion suspended in a see-through chamber. The top of the pen is wrapped with a crocodile stamped black leather. The Tourbillion Openside comes in a leatherette box with the TF Est. 1968 logo embezzled on. The box feels extremely soft ...

First Impressions - Porsche Design Laser Flex Ballpoint Pen

Porsche Design is an under-the-radar upscale fashion, luggage, and accessories designer that happens to dabble quite often in writing instruments. The Porsche Design Group was founded in November 2013, as a subsidiary of Porsche AG (a.k.a. the car maker). Porsche Design writing instruments are marketed under the P'3000 name and include high end mechanical pencils and pens made of stainless steel. One of their "cooler" pens is definitely their Laser Flex pen which appears to change shape as it is pressed. The Laser Flex pen is "laser cut" to visually hide any cut seams. The ballpoint pen is ...

First Impressions - Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal


(This pen was loaned to me by my good friend, Wendy for review purposes.) I've mentioned Visconti's Homo Sapiens line many times before in my blog, and here is another addition, the Homo Sapiens Crystal. For those that haven't seen my other reviews, check out the Homo Sapiens Florentine Hills, a bright green version, or the original H.S. Bronze. The Homo Sapiens Crystal is a beautiful blue version of the Homo Sapiens Crystal. Visconti created the two limited edition versions of the Homo Sapiens line with 1000 pieces each. The pen is a lovely green demonstrator with blue and ...

Pentel Graph Gear 600 Review


Pentel Co. is a Japanese writing instrument manufacturer with a wide range of products. The name was an amalgamation of the words "pen" and "tell," as to mean "telling a story." An interesting tidbit is that Pentel was the inventor of the non-permanent marker as well as the felt/fibre tipped pen. Their most ubiquitous product is definitely their Hi-Polymer erasers found almost everywhere. Another Pentel product that is quite popular is their range of Graph Gear mechanical pencils, their line of drafting pencils. The line is quite popular among mechanical pencil fans and widely respected for its built quality ...