The PenThing adds KeySmart to its Lineup

I don’t have to tell you how frustrating it is when you misplace your keys and are about to leave your home or office and dig into your pockets and your keys are not there. Well thankfully if you are organizing your keys with the KeySmart Pro, this will be a thing of the past! The KeySmart Pro has a built-in TILE Bluetooth tracking which allows you with the aide of the free app for IOS and Android to locate your keys. The KeySmart Pro has a built-in rechargeable battery and a flashlight, making your KeySmart Pro a truly handy device. Better yet, if you misplace your cell phone you can press the button on your KeySmart Pro and it will ring your phone- even if it is in silent mode. Stop into The PenThing to check out the KeySmart Pro and some of the great ways to accessorize it with the MagConnect.




Retro 51 Releases the Limited Edition Birds & Bees Tornado Topper

Hopefully, spring is in the air and with that, Retro 51 just released an incredibly colorful and beautiful Tornado Topper- Birds & Bees. This is a limited edition numbered pen in which only 1164 pens were made, with the numbering on the top ring. These pens will not last long so get yours fast from The PenThing. The Bird & Bees Topper should be in the shop next week or if you like, order one online and I will ship it out to you once it comes in.



KAWECO Announces the Kaweco Frosted Sport Line of Colors

If you have been following the pen and stationery blogs you may have come across some mention that Kaweco would be soon releasing a new line of Kaweco Sports called the Frosted Line. I had a chance at the National Stationery Show to see the new Frosted Line first hand and I was very impressed with the color range that is perfect for spring and summer! If you are a Kaweco Sport collector you will definitely want to add these to your collection. See below for the range of colors! I am interested in which is your favorite color and have included a link for a quick survey! If you would like to pre-order a Kaweco Frosted Sport- shoot me an email or drop me a line.



Retro 51 Releases New Pens

I had a chance to attend the National Stationery Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, two weeks ago and had a chance to meet with Jennifer from Retro 51. Retro 51 was showing off some of their new designs which were really exquisite. I was really in awe of the recently released pen called the Eiffel which takes its design from the structural elements of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel has acid etched elements with an antique brass finish. You have to come into the shop to take a look at it, you won’t be disappointed!


When you stop in you will also want to take a look at the newly designed Retro 51 Fountain pen. Retro 51 has redesigned contoured grip section and now uses a German steel nib, for a smooth writing experience.


Stop into The PenThing to check out all of the new offerings from REtro 51. The pens should be in the shop this weekend!







The Zen Vanguards Coming Soon!

Slow down take a breath and record your thoughts in the Zen Vanguard notebook. The Zen Vanguard comes with 3 notebooks packed with high-quality blank paper allowing you the freedom to doodle, write notes and record your thoughts. Each notebook has a different drawing on the cover to add a sense of calm and tranquility. The Zen Vanguard notebooks are a perfect size, for use as a pocket notebook so that it is with you wherever you go! Come into The PenThing to pick up a pack. They should be in the shop by the end of next week.

Zen Vanguard Notebooks
Zen Vanguard Notebooks


Graf von Faber Pen of the Year 2019

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Faber-Castell to announce the Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.  When I saw the pen, named the Samurai, I was blown away by its beauty and story. The pen pays tribute to the medieval Japanese

Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.
Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.

warriors who eventually became of the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). While Samurai warriors used a host of weapons, they were most known for the use of the sword which proved to be their main weapon. In the spirit of this tribute,  Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019 elected to make two different pens, the Samurai Pen of the Year has a dark barrel made of  stained and polished magnolia wood which is polished to a high sheen with Japanese writing emblazoned with the Japanese characters which translates into “Today I win against myself of yesterday.”  The pen is a piston filler and has a is ruthenium-coated 18-karat gold nib. The cost of the Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019 is limited to 400 units and is available for $3900 dollars. If you would like to add this beautiful pen to your collection I am taking pre-orders starting today.  If interested please complete the form.

Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.
Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.


There is another edition of this release called the which sells for $5400 which is a piston filler and has a ruthenium-coated 18-karat gold nib. This edition is limited to 330 pieces.

Samurai Black Edition Pen
Samurai Black Edition Pen


If you are a collector then you will want to have this pen in your collection of highly coveted pens. Contact me for more information.


Late Night at The PenThing 12-13-2018

Come into The PenThing for your personalized shopping experience. The PenThing will be open late from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 13th to do your holiday shopping. Come in and check out all of the new products from Baron Fig (backpacks, leather goods, Black Squires, Black Confidant Journals and planners), Kaweco pens (Skyline Fox, Sport Navy, & Student 70’s Soul), Faber-Castell Essentio, Noodlers and Diamine inks, Field Notes  and Story Supply notebooks and PaperBlanks Journals & Planners. So stop in and say “hello,” and check out all of the great pen and stationery products! Brian will be there to serve you and answer any questions you may have!



Blast Off with the Space Race, Retro 51’s


Now you can carry the history of the space race in your pocket- with the Retro 51’s Space Race Series. This is a limited edition pens series that pays homage to the Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini space programs. Each pen is limited to 1958 pieces and each pen is numbered and come in a commemorative gift tube. You have to see this edition to believe the beauty and the craftsmanship of these pens. Retro 51 also released a commemorative gift box that includes all three pens for the collector. Pick up one of these limited edition pens at The PenThing. Don’t wait they will not last long! A perfect gift for the holidays!

Great Gift Ideas! from Baron Fig

Just imagine what it would be like to be able to gift one of Baron Fig’s new Canvas Satchels or the Canvas Slimline Backpack that is filled with some great Baron Fig products. Pair the Canvas Satchel with one of the new Black Hardcover Confidants with the Black Squire for taking some great notes. While you are at it you can plan your projects with a Baron Fig Planner 2019 or the Mastermind Week Pad. Stop into The PenThing and check out the latest products from Baron Fig!