From the daily archives:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Penthusiasm!

by TonyB on February 24, 2012

Before we jump into the links, I’d just like to say it’s been a brilliant few weeks for pen-and-paper posts. The online pen community does such a great job of sharing entertaining, informative and helpful pen information. Thanks for what you guys do!

Fayre at Pens and Paper shares her father’s Parker Slimfold pen.

No Pen Intended likes, mostly, the Zebra Arbez Piirto ballpoint pen.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens advises readers on what pens work best for signing guest books.

MakerBlock ponders which pens will work best in the grip of a drawing robot.

Leslie at Comfortable Shoes Studio tests out the Pentel Hybrid Technica .04.

Retro 51 Blog offers 5 tips for proper care of a fountain pen.

Tom at Goldspot Pens points to the best recaps of the LA Pen Show.

Rodney at Greasemonkeyhands shows off a Namiki Prera fountain pen (and some impressive handwriting).

Brian at Ink Nouveau reviews all of the Rohrer and Klingner fountain pen inks!

Alex at Economy Pens checks out the Staples Strata range of pens.

Sheila at Does This Pen Make Me Look Fat reviews and gives away the Jinhao X750 fountain pen (and references ‘The Jerk,’ which makes her awesome in our book).

Jon at The Leadhead’s Pencil Blog displays a Paper Mate mechanical pencil from the 70s.

Julie at Pens Paper Ink…Whatever participates in the first annual Rhodia Journal Swap.

Laurie at Plannerisms takes a look at the virtues of paper over digital.

Lito at Palimpsest visits stationery stores in the Alps.

Angelina at Does This Pen Write picks up some discounted Orla Kiely notebooks.

Seth at Good Pens talks with the guys from Baltz Fine Writing Instruments about their pens and launch on Kickstarter.

Emily at Emily Kate Johnston reveals her disappointment with the Sharpie Liquid Pencil.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper declares the Stabilo Pen 68 a ‘fail.’

Nifty at Notebook Stories goes minimalist with the PH Notebook.

And finally, this is a link that bears special mention because of its excellent research, scope and entertaining narrative:

Sean at Blackwing Pages tells you everything you have ever wanted to know – in fascinating detail – about the history of the classic Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencil.

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