I’m at the beach this week for a short fall trip. Though the weather has been windy and a little cool, it’s nice for it to finally feel like fall! We’re really starting to see a shift in retailer focus as well, as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are almost upon us. You’ll notice a lot of planner-related content this week. Hobonichis are in stock and ready to ship, as well as my current favorite, the Jibun Techo. If you need more structure than the Hobonichi provides, and still want a versatile fountain-pen friendly planner, I would highly recommend that you give the Jibun Techo a try.
Pen Chalet $10 on the 10th Promotion (via Pen Chalet). Pen Chalet regularly runs daily promotions like this one, but they seldom overlap with a Deals & Drops post. Today, receive $10 worth of store credit on future purchases for each $100 you spend. If you have your eye on a relatively expensive pen (or multiple pens), today might be a good day to purchase as you could get a lot of value back.
Platinum 3776 Carnelian U.S. Exclusive Fountain Pen (via Nibsmith). Platinum just announced a release of the 3776 in a red demonstrator, which will be a U.S. exclusive. I can’t wait to see this one in person. Platinum makes some of the best demonstrators on the market.
Leonardo Officina Italiana Momento Zero Grande Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). The Momento Zero Grande is in stock, and right now if you purchase yours from Pen Chalet you will receive a complimentary bottle of Leonardo ink!
Leonardo Officina Italiana Exclusive Momento Zero Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). Had your eye on one of the exclusive Momento Zero Fountain pens from Pen Chalet? Though many nib sizes are sold out, there are still some left at a new low price. Check out my review of a past special edition here.
Jibun Techo 2020 Planners and Accessories (via Vanness Pens). Are you a fan of the Jibun Techo “Logger-style” planners like I am? Vanness now has them in stock, along with a lot of templates, rulers, stickies, etc. that compliment your new planner.
Galen Leather A5 Zippered Portfolio (via Vanness Pens). Pair your Jibun Techo with a leather portfolio cover from Galen Leather! These sturdy leather folios are durable, age beautifully, and are flexible enough to use with anything A5 or smaller. My review here.
Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Gold Leaf LeGrand Calligraphy Pen (via Appelboom). Yes, it’s expensive, but not GvFC-Pen-of-the-Year expensive. Montblanc’s new “flex” pen has what looks to be a Japanese-style gold leaf finish, which I find gorgeous. I’ve not tried the calligraphy nib so I can’t vouch for how “flex” it is (or not).
Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir Serpent Marble Fountain Pen (via Appelboom). This newest iteration of the “snake pen” absolutely kills it, IMHO. This is the kind of vintage-inspired creativity I want to see from Montblanc, and for which I’d be willing to pay the premium.
Vintage Montblanc Pens (via MaryMagicBox/Etsy). Vintage Montblanc Pens that DON’T cost thousands of dollars? Check out Mary’s Etsy shop. I’ve heard great things and had the ability to see her work in person.
Retro 51 Creepy Scrawlers Edition (via Pen Chalet). A Halloween-themed Retro 51? A limited run of 1313 pens? Get yours now!
PenBBS Model 308 Galaxy Limited Edition (via PenBBS/Etsy). PenBBS has released the Model 308 in the “Galaxy” acrylic. I have the Galaxy in the Model 352, and it has a great deal of depth to it. In terms of the Model 308, you can read my recent review here.
Montegrappa Fortuna Mosaic Price Drop (via Goldspot). Goldspot’s Weekly Dip special has a great deal on the Montegrappa Fortuna, their lower-priced steel-nib offering, in two of the “Mosaic” colors. You can read my review of another Fortuna model here.
Sailor Pro Gear Limited Edition Mazu (via Anderson Pens). Check out this sparkling green limited edition Pro Gear fountain pen that looks to be arriving near the end of October.
Hobonichi Cousin A5 (via Amazon). The Hobonichi Cousin has intrigued me for years, and I’ve been looking for a way to work it into my life. I’m not sure this year is the year, since I’ve only just now figured out my Jibun Techo system, but if I went back to Hobonichi I would opt for the larger size. If you’re concerned that the standard A5 might be too thick, the “Hobonichi Cousin Avec” breaks the year into two separate books.
Hobonichi 5 Year Techo with 2020 Start (via Amazon). I’m not sure where I stand on 5-year journals, but if you like the idea, Hobonichi has one.