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Zebra Sharbo X LT3 Pen

Not long ago, we highlighted a very rare and extinct pen called the Rotring 600 Trio. Combining two pens and a pencil, the Rotring Trio became a personal favorite. Discontinued a number of years ago, the pen still commands a staggering price on eBay. Both times we’ve featured the pen, we’ve received a number of...

There's an artisan for that

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

We have a hefty amount of respect for good writing instruments here at Gear Patrol. The No. 2 pencil holds a place near and dear to our hearts (nod to the Dixon Ticonderoga) both for its functional excellence and standardized testing nostalgia — fact: there are now three sections to the SAT’s. So, when we...

And Ready For Your Handwriting

Billykirk No. 231 Hand-Stitched Journal

If you love your Moleskine’s and have a office-supply obsession like we do, the new Billykirk No. 231 Hand-stitched Journal will be right up your alley. With all the quality and high-level craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Chris and Kirk Bray, it’s the perfect way to upgrade and differentiate your pocket notebook. Offered in...