Last updated on December 31, 2022
Once again, it’s time to revisit my wish list. I’ve bought some pens, decided against others, and found new pens I want.
I’ve kept the two-tier list structure: “Tier One” that I’m actively looking to acquire, and “Tier Two” that I’d pick up if there’s a good deal, or if the stars align perfectly.
Updates to last year’s list first. If you don’t care about updates, feel free to jump down to my current list. For those pens still on my list, I’ll share more about them on my current list.
I didn’t get to these. And, unfortunately, Mr. Nakama seems to be making less pens recently. I need to get the two I still want before I can’t.
I didn’t manage to snag an abalone pen last year. Maybe this year.
Well, I did get a raden & eggshell pen, just not the one I’d planned on. I can see myself getting something like the one I originally wanted, too.
Flower Girl Blanks
Rather than getting a pen made from a Flower Girl Blanks material, I’ve commissioned a very special pen from Analog Notes. I’ll share it as soon as it’s done.
I couldn’t get one of the first rainbow glitter pens given Athena’s treatment costs.
I’ve gone almost two years without getting around to researching my idea of a Dutch pen. I think that says a lot. While I’m not completely writing it off, I’m shelving the idea for now.
I didn’t get to this one — a winter-themed pen — either. I did get the winter-themed Benu, so maybe I can get a custom housing for it. No slight to Mr. Cullen, this slot was about a winter-themed pen for my PenBBS snowflake nib.
Iron Feather Creative
I got another two of Brian’s pens last year — that’s 5 now. And, work has started on my Mayan pen — yay!! — so I suppose that means it’s no longer on my wish list. I can’t wait until it’s in my hands.
I didn’t get to the stacked pen commission. Perhaps this year.
I’m on the fence about getting any more Custom 74s. I love the nibs, but I already have 3. In regards to the Falcon, I want to sell the customized one and get the brown, metal-bodied one.
Another pen I didn’t get to last year. I’ll likely need to commission a pen to get a perfect material mix that I’ll be happy to own for a long time.
Stanford Wood Studio
I certainly crossed this one off my list, didn’t I?
While the stars didn’t align last year, if Michal posts a pen I really like when I have money available, I’ll likely buy it.
So that’s my update on last year’s list. Now for my current wish list.
Wish List 2023
Country Made Pens
I’ve been eyeing Troy’s 3D engraved sleeve pen, but I’d prefer a different color base. I want to commission one, but I keep not having the money. I’m going to actively save for it this year.
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Ben has said there will be another release of the black, rainbow sparkle finish pens — I think he’s calling it “Universe” — in January. Thanks to some saved Christmas money from my cousin, I should be able to get one from that release.
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Pens by Pasquale
I still think the Ambrosia collection — specifically the Persian Shield and Blue Lotus — is really pretty. But, I’m not positive it can compete with the hand-painted pens, and I don’t want to buy something that I’ll likely sell later.
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If I can sell my customized Elabo, I’ll get the brown, metal-bodied Falcon.
What do you think of the update’s to last year’s list? Are any of these pens on your wishlist? Is there anything on yours that you think I should know about? Let me know in the comments.