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#247: My Optima Is in the Shoptima

March 8th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Brad’s interview with Aurora was posted this week and we discuss the details, as well as the million dollar pen floating around the hotel where the interview took place. We also cover an excellent new machined pen, pencil box subscriptions, and a big batch of reader mail.

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Links and Show Notes

Utility | Field Notes
Clic Pen 6-Pack | Field Notes
Band of Rubber 12-Pack | Field Notes
An Interview With Linda Di Fonzo Of Aurora Pens — The Pen Addict
Aurora Optima Fountain Pen Review — The Pen Addict
Aurora 88 Anniversary Fountain Pens - Flex Nib - Pen Chalet
Aurora Optima Rossa Red Fountain Pen - The Nibsmith
Aurora 88 Nebulosa Fountain Pens - Pen Chalet
Aurora 88 Satin Black Fountain Pen - The Nibsmith
Aurora 88 Satin Black Fountain Pen: A Review — The Pen Addict
Infinity • Baron Fig
Plain Soft Notebook - Large - Moleskine ®
Michael's Pens S-Model New York Edition Pen Review — The Pen Addict
Fountain Pen Hospital - Michaels Fatboy
Fountain Pen Hospital - Michaels Fatboy - High Voltage TeslaCoil Collection
Brad Dowdy on Instagram: [email protected] first pencil subscription box is so cool!"
CW Pencils Pencil Box Subscription – the weekly pencil.
The Pencil Box Quarterly Subscription | CW Pencil Enterprise
Most Frequently Used Fountain Pen Survey
Pens – CountyComm
Episode 72: Tactical Pens and Bro Jewelry | Gear Geeks Live