Hi everyone! It’s Ria! Sorry for the late post, it’s been crazy lately. The Youth Fair is in town and I’ve had elephant ear cravings every night this week. I believe in indulgence (hence the pen addiction) so suffice it to say, I bought the season pass. Best decision ever!
In between my elephant ear and pizza consumption, I was able to convince Des to buy a blind deal on Massdrop with me. It was for a $50 Mystery Writing Box valued at $150 or more. There were only 150 boxes and 10 random but oh-so -lucky participants were promised a Faber-Castell e-Motion. This deal sold out in 2 hours with a time allotted for 3/5 days (I can’t really remember, I blame all that powdered sugar). Obviously, it was best thing since sliced bread.
I waited with baited breath for my box to arrive last week. I literally called Des and told her this. She laughed at me. I started stalking the mail carriers again, the discussion board, and the tracking number. Good thing I did! My box was supposed to arrive on Tuesday but was delayed till Thursday, then showed up on Wednesday! I was ahead of the game though, with my expert surveillance (gives self a congratulatory pat on the back). I kept Des in the loop too and she just laughed at me some more.
I waited for Des to finish work and we face timed each other as we opened our boxes. I got:
• Corcho lime green graph slim notebook
• Brause introductory calligraphy set
• Leuchtturm orange master slim notebook
• De Atramentis Giacomo Puccini ink
• Ogami grey lined soft cover small notebook
• Forever Cuba multistrato wood napkin pen
• Pilot G-Tec-C red hyper fine 0.25mm gel pen
• Lamy charcoal fountain pen medium
• Pilot Frixion LX erasable gel pens 7 pk
• Moleskine medium tawny olive ruled notebook
• Noodler’s Summer Tangerine ink
Oh yea, did I mention the FABER-CASTELL e-MOTION dark brown wood in extra fine!!!
Needless to say, I was excited about my box and my pen!!! I’m never this lucky. Not ever! I wonder if it’s because my Graf’s nib was so horrible the Fountain Pen Gods decided I should get another chance? Well THANK YOU is all I have to say! Des hates me now.
Here’s a bit on my pens:
The e-Motion writes like a dream! The nib is smooth and wet. That’s surprising for an extra fine. I’m very pleased with this pen, it’s made out of wood and the cap is a screw on. It is a tad heavy and I think I like it better posted. I need to write with it more to get a feel for it.
My Lamy is great! I matched it with my Visconti Sepia ink. It’s a stunning matchup! The Lamy charcoal is gorgeous with a smooth wet nib. It’s light and feels nice to hold with its tripod grip section. The nib and clip is black and the body has a matte finish so that’s a nice touch. it’s a perfect compliment to my white Safari.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this box to anyone who likes stationery and I would buy it again in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity. My box went way over the $150 mark and all I did was invest $50. Thank you Massdrop, you’ve been very kind.
Below are the items I decided to keep, the rest I gave to my husband because I’m nice like that hehe.