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Dipping Deep Into the Inkwell

In Praise of the (Not Quite So) Expensive Pen

The question that will forever accompany a $1,000 pen is easy to spell out: Why?

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Writing Off the Wall

Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen

Since 1883 Kaweco of Germany has been applying their company motto “small in the pocket, great in the hand” in their efforts to produce high end writing implements. Case in point: the AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen ($112), which embodies the company motto right down the last dotted ‘I’ and crossed ‘T’. The pen is…

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A worthy instrument

Montblanc Starwalker Red Gold-Plated Fountain Pen

Who writes anymore? Well, if you’re still a believer in the hand-written thank you note or letter, you’re in our camp. Nothing says class like a well-written (and legible) note to say you’re not just going to send an email that takes 30 seconds to type. And what more motivation do you need than to…

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Always Analog

Pelle Leather Journal

The Pelle Leather Journal ($30) is another worthy addition to your analog record keeping repertoire. Inspired by the hard to find and broadly loved Midori Traveler’s Notebook, it features a sturdy leather cover with elastic retainer band and the ability to hold up to three different notebooks in one cover. The covers are made in the…

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Ditch the Bic.

Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen

When I recently purchased some personalized stationary for work (a hand written thank you note in this digital age can get you more attention than landing a jet on the Hudson), I set out to find a pen worthy of writing on such fine paper. The trusty Bic just felt wrong for such a task….

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All Pens Are Not Created Equal

Waterman Hemisphere Pen

At Gear Patrol we believe it’s all about the details. So it goes without saying that the half chewed Bic wedged between your ear and skull is simply no longer acceptable at the office, or anywhere for that matter. Instead get a professional look without breaking the bank, with the Waterman Hemisphere. The pen’s contemporary…