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Namiki Emperor Owl Now In Stock

Namiki's limited edition Maki-e pens are very much in the news, with the much anticipated Seven Gods pens expected to arrive any day now. But Namiki's standard Maki-e pens, every bit as hand-made and hand-finished as the limited editions, are also exceptional works of art and outstanding writing instruments in their own right.

New Aurora Edo LE

The latest in a series of special limited editions being released throughout Aurora's centennial year to highlight the company's history, the Edo LE is a stylish flat-top cartridge-converter pen being produced in just 100 numbered pieces worldwide.

Sailor Prices Rising April 15th 2019

Sailor Pens has just announced its first across the board price increase in many years, with new prices going into effect on April 15th 2019. Though Sailor products will still offer terrific value, prices will be rising roughly ten to fifteen percent on most models.

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.