• Sep 8, 2009
The Facebook Traveling Pen Giveaway

Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card to Goldspot.comNo purchase necessary. Gift Card not redeemable for cash.Partly inspired by the "roaming gnome" prank and the recent Twitter pen & paper community topic #dailyarsenal, coined by @DIYSara, Goldspot Pens is conducting a month-long giveaway through our Facebook Fan page called "The Traveling Pen."Pens can become office utensils, status symbols, travel...

  • Aug 17, 2009
Pelikan M200 Italic Special Production Review

Building off the popularity of the M200 italic nib that was released last year and promptly sold out across American pen stores, Pelikan re-issued the Black Tradition Series 200 with medium italic nib earlier this year. Try one today from Goldspot Pens.This special production has the exact same body and piston-filling mechanism as the standard Tradition Series 200 fountain pens. One minor...

  • Aug 10, 2009
Can I have your John Hancock?

This weekend, I was having a discussion with the family over breakfast regarding handwriting, specifically signatures, and I thought the topic would be very appropriate for the readers of this blog.The conversation started when my wife, who is a school teacher, mentioned that the modern-day curriculum included less and less cursive writing instruction for younger children. I chime in to say that...

  • Jul 9, 2009
Pen-Spinning, Part II

The other day, I posted a Lamy Pico pen-spinning video that I happened to stumble across on YouTube. I asked if anyone else was interested in sending in a video of themselves doing some tricks and certainly got what was asked for : Courtesy of Steven from the Universal Pen Spinning Board.Yes, so if you are interested at all in impressing your co-workers, classmates or your professors with your...

  • May 29, 2009
Ellen on Jac Zagoory's Scroll Pen

The Pen Addict's recently concluded Jac Zagoory Scroll Pen Giveaway prompted a You Tube search for a clip to show the ingenious design of the Scroll Pen. I found a funny clip on Ellen Degeneres that I decided to share:

  • May 28, 2009
Sherpa - A Perfect Guide

Here's a quick SAT analogy for the soon-to-be high school grads out there:A Band-Aid is to adhesive bandage asa Sharpie is to _______________.Your choices: A: Knife B: Permanent Marker C: Scissors D: Toothbrush If you answered B, you are well-aware of the ubiquitous Sharpie brand. We now have several multi-color packs on sale on Goldspot. Our latest addition to the site takes this popular, simple,...

  • May 7, 2009
Noodler's Nightshade

I just rinsed Noodler's Nightshade out of my Pelikan M215 this morning and decided to blog about the color. On the left is a page of notes I took a week or so ago. I couldn't really put my finger on this color in an office fluorescent light setting. Every time I glance at my writing, I always thought I was looking at black or a blue/black. My mind is saying, "What are you? A dark blue? A light...