Monthly Pen Club is a subscription for pen collectors and pen lovers. Each month, you’ll get your choice of a new fountain pen or ball and roller-pens, or 50/50. The box is $39USD a month from Belgium. Every month, one lucky subscriber will receive an original, exclusive Visconti or Montblanc pen!
This review is for the 50/50 box.
Inside the box, there were a bit more goodies than just a pen!
For February, we received a fountain pen, a pen case, and little chocolates.
The information card shows us everything in the box.
This month’s pen is the LAMY Al-Star Fountain pen.
It’s in a vibrant pink color. The texture is very smooth, and it looks satiny. The body is made of aluminum, making it quite lightweight.
It has an ink window so you don’t get surprised when you run out of ink.
It has a transparent grip so you can see the ink flowing. The grip isn’t round, it has two flat surfaces for the fingers.
It came with a blue ink cartridge.
The cap features a wide clip that I found a bit tight, so things tend to wrinkle a bit. The cap fits nicely on the back of the pen without adding awkward weight to it when writing.
It fits nicely in my hand and feels great. I used it for a while and didn’t get any hand fatigue with the grip.
It has a medium nib, but it was kind of scratching while writing at first. I got smoother as I used it more.
We also received this “military” pen pouch by Mardi to keep two of our pen safe. It’s made out of felt.
Our new LAMY Al-Star pen fits nicely in it, but as you can see, the clip pushes the side of the pouch down a bit as it’s a very tight fit for the clip.
And it’s always nice to have a little treat, and these Chokotoff by Côte d’Or are lovely caramel covered with delicious dark chocolate.
Monthly Pen Club is a nice way to bring different pens to a pen lover, and discover new brands and maybe finding a new favorite. The value of the pen was just under the price of the monthly box, but I always appreciate little treats and goodies like chocolates and cute pencil pouches! This would be a great box for someone who always carries a pen with them, or for the writer in your life.
Do you collect pens? What do you think of this subscription?