Nibs Blog


Newly Arrived Pre-Owneds and Reduced Pricing

We're now expanding the number of pre-owned contemporary and vintage pens we offer, and have also made a selection of pre-owned pens available at special reduced pricing

Microreview: Pelikan Souverän M805 Blue Stripe

Pelikan M805 Blue Stripe Microreview intro

We're doing something a little bit different today: a micro-review of the Pelikan Souverän M805 Blue Stripe!

 Included are photos of the pen, close-ups of writing samples on both regular copy paper and Tomoe River paper, and my overall impressions about how this pen feels in the hand and how it writes.

New Pelikan Souverän M1000 Maki-e Five Lucky Bats Just Announced

Just announced by Pelikan and expected to arrive in June or July, the Souverän M1000 Maki-e Five Lucky Bats is being produced in just 132 numbered pieces worldwide, of which only a very small number are being made available to North American retailers.

Special Sailor Announcement Tomorrow in Product Newsletter

Tomorrow in our Product News and Announcements newsletter, we’ll be announcing a very special Sailor Bespoke Collection limited edition that has just arrived here in extremely limited numbers. Product News subscribers will be getting an exclusive first opportunity to learn about this pen when the newsletter is sent.

New Sailor King of Pen Tamenuri Limited Edition - Extremely Limited Numbers

Being made available in just 50 numbered pieces, the Sailor King of Pen Tamenuri is the first layered finish urushi ebonite pen Sailor has commissioned. We have secured just a very small number of these pens for our customers, after which no more will be available.

Cross Memorial Day Sale - 25% Off All Cross Products

By special arrangement, we’re able to offer 25% off on all Cross products now through the end of Memorial Day weekend.

New Visconti Leonardo Da Vinci Machina Limited Editions Arriving June

Being produced in just 288 numbered pieces each, the Visconti Leonardo Da Vinci Machina Silver and Machina Vermeil Limited Editions utilize sterling silver or vemeil trim on a vegetal resin body featuring scri

New Cross Peerless 125 Quartz Blue and Titanium Gray

Montegrappa's much anticipated Ammiraglio 1939 is not the only European pen model utilizing Japanese nibs - the Cross Peerless 125 series of metal body pens has been using 18k solid gold nibs crafted specially for Cross by Hiroshima-based Sailor since this model's introduction four years ago.

Last Shipment of Aurora 88 Cento Italia Rose Gold Linear Guilloche Limited Edition Arriving Late May

The second in Aurora's Cento Italia series of ten pens celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company's founding, the 88 Cento Italia Rose Gold Linear Guilloché has been produced in just 100 numbered