2010-11-03

Lamy Studio Pt

The new Lamy 069 Studio Pt is packed with a polishing cloth for obvious reason: the whole pen including the clip and section is platinum coated.

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Lamy New Product
Lamy Press Release (German)

2010-11-02

Faber-Castell Limited Edition 1761-2001

Faber-Castell celebrated its 240th anniversary with two perfect pencils and a fountain pen in 2001. The company has started production of wooden pencil since 1761 in Germany. The "Limited Edition 1761-2001" included 99 pieces of perfect pencils in 18k white gold, 240 pieces of perfect pencils in stainless steel, and 1761 pieces of fountain pens in stainless steel. the fountain pen here is in magnum size, which is basically the size of the Pen of the Year model. The barrel is made of olive wood aged around 240 years old. pen cap top and pen end are engraved with "Graf von Faber-Castell". The company logo and three very little stones are also embedded on the pen top. The pen is filled with cartridge or converter.


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2010-10-28

Pelikan Edelstein Ink

Pelikan Edelstein inks are available in seven colors:

aventurine (green),
jade (light green),
mandarin (orange),
onyx (black),
ruby (dark red).
sapphire (blue) and
topaz (purple-blue),

each bottle is about 50ml.

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the caps align with the bottles...
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an inner box and cushions provide extra protection...
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"Made in Germany"...
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2010-09-15

Pelikan M205 Duo

M205 Duo is a highlighter and a fountain pen.

The 2010 special edition has a nice paper package includes a 50ml highlighter ink.
the yellow transparent resin M205 has a BB steel nib. As of the other versions of M205, it has chrome plated trims and plastic piston.

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2010-07-18

Namiki Emperor Urushi Vermilion

This Namiki is made around 2002 with an old style #50 nib, imprinted with

18 KARAT GOLD
"NAMIKI"
-<M>-
REGISTERED
PATENT OFFICE
-<50>-


Namiki: http://www.pilot.co.jp/namiki/

Emperor refers to the Jumbo size of the pen, The whole pen has length of 173mm,
it's one of the biggest pen available in the market. Based on the design of 1930s, it is an eyedropper with Japanese style ink stopper.

Urushi: http://www.stutler.cc/pens/wajima/urushi.html


Yoshiharu's Blog: http://taka215.blog63.fc2.com/blog-entry-296.html







2010-06-23

Lamy Al-Star Coffee

Yet another new color for the Lamy Al-star, it's brown, namely "coffee".
it's almost the same color as the previous year's "rubin black" Studio and "rubin black" Swift. the product code is "22", which was the code for discontinued Persona.

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comparing the color of the brown color Studio, Swift and Al-Star
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there is some changes on the barrel, check the LAMY logo where the letter "A" and "M" joins and also
the middle triangle of the letter "A",
here is a comparison of the black purple al-star (2009) and coffee al-star



Update 2011-02-04,
as heard from Martin of The Writing Desk,
it's a "special edition" for 2010.


2010-06-11

Lamy Safari yellow with chrome clip

the original Lamy safari yellow has black clip and nib. the company has changed the yellow, blue and red safari to chrome clip and nib in 2010. the yellow one's color is fresher now.

the fresh yellow (the middle one in the photos) with black clip/nib should be an immediate product.

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Lamy pico white

White is the new color of Lamy pico, a very small pocket ballpoint pen,
the light grey plastic trims fits the white tone of the pen. the simple operating instruction is written on the back of the plastic package.

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2010-06-06

Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Sterling Silver

Faber-Castell Classic Sterling Silver has a double-milled cap edge to distinguish it from the other finishes in the series. The whole pen is made of sterling silver, including the section, barrel and cap. Hallmarks can be found on the pen cap, and section. The barrel has engraved with straight lines and has a field for individual engraving. The spring-load clip does not have any marking, it was said that it's sterling silver, however, it looks there is a layer of plating on it.

this series have rollerball, ballpoint, 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Actually, the fountain pen shares the same cap and barrel with the rollerball pen.

Other finishes include natural wood such as pernambuco, ebony, and grenadilla.
there is a platinum-plated version.

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2010-05-30

Pelikan Majesty M7005

the M7005 has a black lacquer cap, and the whole pen is platinum plated sterling silver. the nib is fully chrome-plated 18k gold.

weight:
M7005: 60.13g
M7000: 63.28g
170 Ann: 64.26g

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2010-05-23

Pilot Elabo Black 2009

my second Pilot metal Elabo (3rd Generation of Elabo) arrived, it has a soft extra fine nib. the date code is "210", meaning February 2010. the nib is stamped with "SE" only.

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the older Elabo has soft fine nib with date code "A509", and it is softer than the soft extra fine nib,
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more info: Pilot Library 014, Pilot Library 015

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