Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 279

As promised, we're back to our regular (alternate-day) online "show & tell", and today we're shining a spotlight on a gorgeous modern fountain pen belonging to Jessica!

(all photos courtesy of Jessica ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jessica writes: "Just sending you some photos of a somewhat new pen. It’s another Benu. It’s called the Bourbon in their Euphoria line."

"Previously they came out with one called Vodka on the rocks and this is the follow up. So if you know Benu, then you know they are mostly known for the glittered look. Well, with the Bourbon (and Vodka on the rocks previously), they definitely pushed the limit. But really, is there such a thing as “too much” glitter? 😉"

"So the inspiration behind this design is, you guessed it, a nice smooth glass of aged bourbon. It happens to be my favourite poison so naturally when I saw it, there was no doubt it would join my growing line up of glitter pens.

"Benu uses Schmidt nibs and can we please just take a moment and appreciate that fact. Schmidt’s aren’t fancy but in my few short months of using the Schmidt nibs and fountain pens altogether, I find them delightful."

"All mine wrote right out of the box, western sized points and wet. (Amazing with sheening inks!) So I am grateful that Benu uses them, which in my opinion also keeps their prices reasonable to a certain degree."

"Sure, there are many more economical, excellent everyday writers but, come on..."

" ... just look at all that glitter!!!

Jessica adds: "The photos are mostly taken with artificial lighting and the shine is unfortunately hard to capture. Also, this pen is actually more amber in person but appears more golden in the photos interestingly enough." (note: the first two photos were taken in natural light, which, Jessica says, made them "a little more sparkly I think 😄")

This is the fourth Benu fountain pen we've featured in our online "show & tell" since we started it in April 2020, and I suspect it won't be the last :) Many thanks to Jessica for sharing her beautiful Benu with us!

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