The rose gold AL Sport was a delightful addition to my collection. It is well weighted in my hand, and writes beautifully.
I was disappointed with this month's box. Nothing in it was of my preferred colors as well as not having variety. Of the two boxes I have received, only one item has not been from Lamy. If possible, I'd like to request that no more Lamy products are sent, and to try to stay with my two preferred colors of black and dark purple.
We got off to a slow start. I made a phone call, voiced my concerns about charging & shipping (second order around holiday complicated the process.) They apologized, listened and then proceeded to knock the next two monthly shipments out of the park.
As a relative newcomer to the fountain pen and ink world, I felt that the penthusiast subscription box would be a good way to get started.
Each month, I have received an above average pen selection and a great ink, I’ve also received great papers and cases along with it depending on the configuration.
The value is exceeding the cost (by $20 to $50) and I am receiving items that I probably wouldn’t have known to choose. I love the mystery of not knowing what I will get. Each month is a surprise and very much worth it!
The monthly subscription box is a great value and I highly suggest it.
Writing has become my therapy . Anticipation of the Truphae package like a celebration of the art of writing notes to self and others. The most recent package. Included a wonderful Lamy pen , my first . I would never have purchased on my own and already have gifted this one to my Sister. Great program ! And going forward consider adding personalized note. Pads/ cards .
Pleased to be part of this new venture . Bill Meyer
I’m rather new to collecting fountain pens even though I’ve used them for years. Penthusiast is helping me discover what’s out there with their curated pens and inks. I live in a very remote area and anticipate what Truphae has come up with for the month. Lamy is one of my favorites: German quality and precision, their reasonably priced pens are factory tested! So I was thrilled to receive an Al-Star, champagne metallic in a matching cylindrical case! That will be perfect for travel. The accompanying Kyoto ink samples were good to check out, I’m not familiar with the line. I didn’t find any new favorites but then the only real way to know is to try ink in person. Truphae does such a nice job on presentation, it’s a monthly pleasure. Highly recommended.