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New Montegrappa Moon Landing Open Edition

Released to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, the NASA-approved Montegrappa Moon Landing Open Edition adapts the design of the Saturn V rocket to a stylish and fully functional fountain pen.

Platinum "The Prime" Limited Editions Now In Stock

Platinum Pens of Japan, the parent company of Nakaya, celebrates its 100th anniversary this week with two exceptional limited edition writing instruments.

Last Chance for Nakaya Ama-iro Pens

Sky blue Ama-iro has been one of Nakaya's most popular specialty finishes since being introduced several years ago, but Nakaya has suspended production of Ama-iro finish until further notice, with no assurance that it will ever be produced again.

The Future is Handmade - The Craftsmanship Initiative

Our Friend Todd Oppenheimer, editor of the Craftsmanship Quarterly, sent us a link to "The “Future is Handmade,” a new short documentary which explores the core of human creativity and what it means in a larger cultural context. This beautifully shot video, produced by Maikel Kuijpers, encourages the viewer to a greater understanding of the place of hand work, skill, and dedication to craft in our digital world.

New Danitrio Pens Now In Stock!

The ebonite urushi pens from Danitrio are often in very short supply - the artisanal approach of this unique manufacturer, with offices in Southern California, nibs from Germany, and pens lacquered in Japan, means that each hand-crafted pen often takes a year or more to be produced.

New Nakaya Maki-e Pens Now Available

Among our recent arrivals from Nakaya have been a number of higher-end Maki-e pens in new motifs, including the beautiful Naka-ai Cigar Shuro Tree seen here.

Return of the Sailor 1911 Full-Size Demonstrator Silver

Available again after an absence of several years, the Sailor 1911 Full-Size Demonstrator Silver showcases Sailor design and engineering at its finest.