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  1. I’ll have to pick up one of these for my 9 yr old! Between this and the Pilot Kakuno, do you have a preference for the little guys?

    Seeing a blog post alert for you is fast becoming a highlight in my day! Love reading the updates and seeing what a thoughtful and idyllic childhood you are providing Caleb! Animals to love, parents close at hand, a few quality toys to cherish, and lots of fresh air and outdoor exploration… doesn’t get more amazing than that 🙂 If or when you want you add another quality toy to the mix, I highly recommend the plasma car (often seen in play gyms). It literally is great for kids from 3-99 (though my 1.5 yr old is already enjoying it as a push car). We’ve had ours for 10 years and it is always a hit with kids and adults… and your shop has the perfect floors for them!

    • wonderpens

      I think I would go for the F-C School Pen! Unless your young writer has a preference for a specific colour, as the Kakuno caps come in the pink, yellow, lime green, blue etc. The Kakuno, and also the Metropolitan, are both terrific pens, but I just really like both the nib and also the body on the School Pen – the body seems a bit more classic.

      And thanks so much for your kind words and for following along with the blog! I really enjoy writing it, even though it has sort of changed from when we opened the shop (new products, news, etc.) to behind the scenes and thoughts. I feel a little bit as though parenting is always a challenge, but Caleb’s childhood has turned out so vastly different from my own, or what I would’ve imagined for him before we opened the shop, so we are always figuring things out as we go… and keeping our fingers crossed that he’ll turn out okay 🙂

      I will have to keep a lookout for the plasma car! Thanks so much for the recommendation. Caleb just loves anything with wheels and that moves, and that sounds just perfect for him. I suppose everyone else will just have to look out, haha!

  2. Beth Martin

    Wow! These sound really good! And I can’t find any other retailers that stock them! Any idea when you will have them back in stock? Thank you so much for the thorough review – hope to visit your shop sometime, it sounds like a very pleasant place.

    • wonderpens

      I’m not sure when they’ll be back in stock, they sure flew off the shelves quick! I’m hoping in the next 2-3 weeks, but there’s no firm timeline yet. 🙂

  3. Elaine

    I was intrigued to see that the cartridge ink in the package is ‘erasable’ – I thought WHAT?! – will have to investigate! Have you tried that ink? Do you really erase it?

    • wonderpens

      I didn’t think twice about it as that’s not a feature I normally use! I think this is along the lines of the Lamy Blue and some other standard blue inks that are erasable with the “eraser pen” – like this Lamy Ink Eraser pen here: https://www.wonderpens.ca/Lamy_Ink_Eraser_p/lamyie.htm

      The chemical on it erases Lamy Blue, but not usually any other inks. I will have to do a few experiments and update!

    • wonderpens

      That’s so funny that you ask that because I LOVE eyedroppering pens, and this pen would be just perfect if you could – but there are holes at the back of the barrel. You might be able to epoxy it, and who knows maybe I will try since I can’t resist a barrel full of ink – I will let you know if I ever do!

      And thanks so much for the compliment! Although really, I feel like most days he is eating cheese for dinner and going to family events with yogurt on his shirt… haha!

  4. Beth Martin

    I purchased two of these, and am very impressed. The pen is so pleasant to hold and to write with. Very nice nib – thank you, again, Liz , for the writing sample – that clinched it for me. I am a lefty overwriter and am suspicious of triangle grips, but this one is subtle and soft rubber (or feels that way at least), and is perfectly comfortable for me. I love the feel of the barrel – I too would recommend over the Pilot Kakuno – seems to have better weight and balance.
    I was so happy with your shop’s customer service – awesome! I will definitely be ordering more in the future. Thanks again!!
    Beth

    • wonderpens

      I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying the pens! It’s sometimes a bit tricky to purchase online, but I’m glad the writing sample helped, and I know what you mean about the grip on this pen being a bit less rigid. Thanks so much for the order, and hope the pens bring you many happy words! 🙂

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