The Gear Journal

Lamy 2000 Reissue

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The world famous Lamy has reissued what is often considered to be the best fountain pen ever mass-produced – the Lamy 2000. They are only selling 3.300 of them and the price follows the logic, but damn man… These things are gorgeous.

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Pinel at Pinel & Bic

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How about a trio $230 Bic Pens? No shit… Over two largish… for three Bic pens. No denying the beauty though. Pinel and Bic both have French roots, so it only makes sense that they are each done up in French colors…

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Grovemade Notepads

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Grovemade pretty much owns the desk accessory space these days. They do it with really well made crap at prices that match. It’s hard to talk value, but it’s easy to say this – Grovemade knows how to make stuff feel expensive and rarely do you feel like you got less than you paid for…

Anyway, they recently dropped these notepads and I love them.

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Ohto Slim Line

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A very fine point pen in a classic body… This is the kind of shit I geek out on. The Ohto Slim Line rules…

Get one here.

Pen Type-C

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CWT has updated their Pen Type-C with a new range of Cerakote finishes. If you are unfamiliar, these are titanium pens with a super thin profile – allowing easier attachments to things like notebooks or even wallets. They look as though they would absolutely suck in the hand, but they actually don’t feel too bad. And, of course, they are made incredibly well. I keep one clipped to the sun visor of my truck and have so for years.

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Scripto P369 Pencil

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In the world of mechanical pencil manufacturing, the bar for durability was set long ago by a Scripto P369. Lots of pencils are more comfortable to use, have tighter lead tolerances, and just flat out work better. BUT, no one has ever really dethroned the P369 as the most durable.

As we wade through a world of planned obsolescence, we have to deal with the fact that shit like this isn’t profitable to make anymore.

Thankfully, you can still pick one up on eBay for relatively cheap. Just remember, you are going to lose this thing before it breaks…

Get yours here.

Amazon Smart Sticky Note Printer

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This is definitely one of those things that Amazon will trot out to the world with promises and glee… only to recoil from later once sales goals aren’t met.

BUT, I absolutely love the idea of this. I’m tempted to buy one just to see if it’s as feasible as it is in my mind.

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Panobook

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I found Studio Neat through a pen I was curious about. One thing lead to another and I found the Panobook – a notebook designed to sit under or around your keyboard. It was as if this thing was designed for me… really great.

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