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Pen Porn: Benu Forest Pond

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Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for pen envy or impulse purchases resulting from viewing this post.

Per usual, you can click on the images to view them larger. I do my best to provide you with the best pen porn. πŸ˜‰

When I got the email from Benu about the Forest Pond β€” and Midsummer Night β€” I immediately purchased it. I’d skipped the Petit Prince, and I really wanted one of Benu’s hand-painted pens.

Benu Forest Pond front
Benu Forest Pond back
The bottom image is the reverse, not the side, I just had to unscrew the cap a bit so it would balance for the photo.

The orange goldfish pop on the blue background. And I appreciate the minimalistic β€” for Benu β€” approach with the shiny flakes. The flakes are holographic, and add a delightful touch, especially on the cap finial.

Benu Forest Pond cap finial

I love the contrast between the main body material and the cap band. That same contrast is continued with the section, which I find a nice touch.

I don’t know if the hand-painted bits are painted in a single layer or in multiple layers like this on Instagram. Regardless, I love the goldfish and waterlily. And the little bubbles are fabulous touches.

I have to give Benu some extra points for having a single-start threads. So the large goldfish always lines up with the logo.

Overall, I’m really happy with the Forest Pond. It’s a gorgeous pen. The colors are great. The painting is well done. It’s definitely very Benu, in the best way. 10/10, would recommend.

Benu Forest Pond

Thanks for reading to the end, I hope you enjoyed my post. Do you own any of Benu’s hand-painted pens? Or do you own any Benu pens at all? Do you want one? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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