Pens

Organize your favorite pens, pencils, and other writing gear in this gorgeous wooden box

NEWS – The Writing Box from Galen Leather takes you back to an era where there were no smartphones, laptops, or email. Back when the main form of communication was done by putting pen to paper. Back when your EDC consisted of a wooden box to carry your favorite pens, paper, and other stationary items. …

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Schon DSGN Classic Machined pen review

REVIEW – In today’s world of our nonstop keyboard clicking, the written note is definitely the anomaly versus the standard anymore. Even our signatures are digital these days, involving a smart-chip, fingerprint, special code, etc. But the ballpoint pen endures…I would guess most of those reading this review have a nice writing instrument in their …

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REFYNE – EP1: The Essential EDC Titanium Bolt-Action Pen – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Of late, there has been a surge in really cool-looking crowdfunded pen campaigns on Kickstarter.  Here’s another one: the REFYNE – EP1.  Its a minimalist bolt-action pen made from either stainless steel or titanium that looks like it would fit in with your EDC as well as become your favorite desk pen.  …

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KRMA Titanium Pen – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Minimalism is in.  Titanium as a material is in.  And pens are useful and can also be cool.  Combine all of those things together and you might end up with the KRMA Titanium Pen. What is it? The KRMA Titanium Pen is a sleek writing instrument that is machined from Titanium with …

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Field Pen Twist – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDED – A good pen is a treasure, especially one with a cool style that is durable and writes well.  Machine Era has some very respectable experience in these matters, and their latest Kickstarter campaign—the Field Pen | Twist—looks more than promising, it looks like a big hit.  Let’s check it out! What is it? …

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Spoke Designs Spoke Pen review

REVIEW – We’re fans of pens here at The Gadgeteer, and personally I like pens that are unique in style and other design elements.  The Spoke Designs Spoke Pen is one such writing instrument, with its machined, slotted body, magnetic cap, and other features.  I felt very fortunate that Brian Conti, founder of Spoke Designs, …

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The perfect invisible ink pens for your spy vs. spy games

NEWS – These pens would be a perfect gift for the budding spy or secret agent in your family.  The pens are filled with ink that’s only visible under UV light.  Luckily, the pens’ caps have a UV light source in them, so the message can be quickly decoded as soon as it’s passed over. …

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Make back-to-school time a little more fun with these supplies

NEWS – As a kid, did you ever look forward to the new school year, just a little, because you would get new school supplies?  I did, and my love of school supplies has matured into a love of office supplies.  If you or your child also appreciates a nice pencil or notebook, look no …

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Holtz Leather Co. says it has the perfect groomsmen’s gift

NEWS – Holtz Leather Co. is a family-owned business that produces handcrafted wood and leather goods.  The Tennessee Whiskey Barrel .30 Caliber Bolt Action Pen and Pen Sleeve is a perfect example of their products.  They purchase complete whiskey barrels from Lynchburg, Tennessee hand-turn the wood into pens or other useful goods.  These white oak barrels …

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Learn calligraphy or take your lettering to a new level with the Ensō Parallel Pen set from Pilot

NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted to learn calligraphy, the Ensō Parallel Pen Set from Pilot can help you on your way.  Pilot says these pens are a major breakthrough in calligraphic pen design:  “The nib consists of two parallel plates and allows for sharp, monoline writing with the narrow edge, and expressive, calligraphic writing with …

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Online Switch Plus Fountain Pen review

REVIEW – I’ve seen many ballpoint pens with a built-in stylus, but the Online Switch Plus Fountain Pen from JetPens just might be the first fountain pen I’ve seen that has a built-in stylus. It’s like old world tech meets the tech of today with this pen. Let’s take a look. What is it? The Online Switch …

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