Ystudio Portable

2021-12-01 00:00

I ordered this pen after Brad Dowdy kept talking about it from time to time on The Pen Addict podcast. And I finally checked it out and loved the idea of it. So I ordered.

It was at the time the most expensive steel nib fountain pen I had ordered. The price at the time was $150, more or less the same as I paid for my Lamy 2000 and Pilot Vanishing Point.

I got the black model with a medium nib. The nib is a little bit too fine and scratchy for my taste. But it is perfectly fine. I’ve had on my list to get a different nib for it. But haven’t gotten around to it.

I love this pen. It is this heavy piece of brass. It came in this fancy box, that I threw away immediately because I hate that shit. But it also had some sand paper in the box if you want to speed up the process of making it look used. I didn’t use it. But being in a pocket with keys and coins have worn it down quite nicely over the last 2-3 years.

It was my go to pocket pen before COVID. I haven’t really had a pocket pen since then. But as things get more back to normal I’m quite sure it will find its way back to being my pocket pen.

I love how this pen feels to write with. Both how solid and heavy it feels, but also how it warms as you write with it.

Made with ❤️ in Bergen, Norway by Eivind Hjertnes