Getting into Fountain Pens: Your First Pen and Ink

Getting into fountain pens can be a bit of a hurdle. Most people are probably a bit leery about spending a good bit of money on one pen when they can get a box of 24 Bic Crystal ballpoints for half the price. There are a ton of suggestions on getting into the hobby, but here’s my recommendations.

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Galen Leather Single Leather Fountain Pen Sleeve Review

Galen Leather Single Pen Sleeve Empty
Every day carry (EDC) of a fountain pen can be tricky business. Unlike the ever popular $3 USD Zebra F-301 or the $1.20 Pilot G2, fountain pen tend to be a little more valuable. So owners are going to be understandably more protective of their Pilot Vanishing Points and Metropolitans.  After all, pens are not all nearly as indestructible as the Lamy Safari, which survived being run over by a car with only a few dings.  There are plenty of options for protecting your EDC fountain pen while it rides in your pocket, but it seems like the popular option is the leather pen case. Galen Leather’s Single Leather Fountain Pen Case/Sleeve looks like a match made in heaven for EDC fountain pens.

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Galen Leatherworks No. 55 Leather Field Notes Cover Review

Galen Leatherworks #55 Leather Cover Black & Brown

Galen Leather is run by a brother and sister team out of Istanbul, Turkey. They specialize in handmade leather goods and have a growing line of products for stationery nerds like me. The No. 55 Leather Field Notes Cover is a beefy cover made out of 2-4mm vegetable tanned cow leather with room for a pen and several cards. It is available in a variety of colours for $34 USD at the time of publishing.

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