I have something a little different for you today. Usually when I share pen porn, it’s a pen I own. This pen, however, belongs to my husband Jim (AKA Pensloth). He picked up the Be Brave pen last week, and — points to Gourmet Pens Shop for super-speedy international shipping — it arrived yesterday (9/19).
About the Pen
The Be Brave is exclusive to Gourmet Pens Shop. I believe Azizah — AKA Gourmet Pens — designed it. Rather than tell you about her description, I’m including it here:
This green beauty reminds me of the color of the Body Brave logo. Body Brave is a non-profit organization that saved and changed my life. They are an incredibly deserving organization, helping those struggling with eating disorders. This special pen has “gourmet pens” on the center band and the Gourmet Pens ink splat logo on the fine nib. It’s a lovely writer and fits the hand well. Most importantly, a portion of each pen sold will be donated directly to Body Brave.
This pen fills by a standard international cartridge/converter (converter is included).
I named it Be Brave, because it takes so much to fight for yourself and to look out for others. Be Brave. For yourself. For Body Brave. For me.
If you would like to donate to Body Brave, you can do so directly through their website.
Your purchase will make a huge impact on this organization. Thank you for choosing to support them.
Alright, I’m all teary-eyed.Gourmet Pens Be Brave Fountain Pen
As the Be Brave only arrived yesterday afternoon, I can’t give a detailed review. However, I’ve held it, photographed it, and written with it.
The Be Brave is well balanced and very pretty for such a simple pen — simple as in there aren’t any major bells or whistles. The nib was smooth and wrote well. It was slightly drier than I like — although not unpleasantly so — but Jim inked it with a new ink from a brand I’ve never used before, so that could have been a part of the dryness.
Overall, I like the Be Brave, and I’m happy we have one. I can heartily recommend it, as it’s a great pen, not just for the super-reasonable price, but in general. On top of that, it’s benefiting a organization with a great mission.
Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for pen envy or impulse purchases resulting from viewing this post. However, in this case, I completely encourage impulse purchases!
Per usual, you can click on the images to view them larger. I do my best to provide you with the best pen porn. 😉
To start, I 100% agree that this pen is a beauty, but I’d call it teal, perhaps even turquoise, more than green.
The material is absolutely gorgeous, with swirls of shimmer that add a fantastic depth. As you can see, it’s slightly translucent.
As the description mentioned, the cap ring reads ‘gourmet pens,’ and the nib has the Gourmet Pens logo.
Where to find Gourmet Pens
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Learn about Body Brave
Website | Blog | Body Peace Conference | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Thanks for reading to the end, I hope you enjoyed my post. Have you heard of the Be Brave pen? Do you think you’ll get one? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.
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