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These are my favorite pen-related items at the moment.  As I try new things, I will do my best to keep this list updated as I know I'll have new favorites.  If you have any questions, or want a recommendation feel free to send me a message or tweet me.

Last update: 8.29.16

Top 5 Fountain Pens
1. Pilot Custom 74 - Smoke (M)
2. Karas Kustoms Fountain K (F)
3. Pilot Vanishing Point - Gun Metal w/Matte Black Accents (M)
4. Lamy 2000 - Makrolon (F)
5. Franklin Christoph Model 40 Pocket - Smoke & Ice (Masuyama M CI)
Honorable mention: TWSBI Mini - Clear (EF) *Haven't used this in a while but still love the pen

Changes: Added the Karas Kustoms Fountain K and FC Model 40 Pocket. Removed the Lamy Al-Star & Kaweco Skyline Sport.  Nothing against those two pens, I just found 2 others that I enjoy using more.

Top 5 Paper-related items
1. Rhodia #16 - Dotpad or Blank (Update on the dots: dots seem smaller now, but they're still purple and not grey..)
2. Clairefontaine Classic A4 Top Wirebound - Graph
3. Clairefontaine Basic Clothbound A4 & A5 - Lined
4. Tomoe River Midori Passport Refills by OwlStationers on Etsy (or any Tomoe River paper!)
5. Field Notes Byline Edition

Changes: Removed Nock Co. Black pocket notebook, and added Field Notes Byline Edition - definitely still love the Nock Co. books, but I find myself using my Byline more frequently!

Top 5 Inks
These are really in no particular order - I use these most often, and based on my mood!
1. Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same
2. Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun
3. Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa
4. Noodler's El Lawrence
5. L'Artisan Pastillier Classique Olive

Changes: Removed Graf von Faber Castell Stone Grey & Private Reserve Avacado (incorrect spelling intended).  Added Iroshizuku Kiri-same and L'Artisan Pastillier Classique Olive.  It was tough removing Avacado, because I do still love that ink, but I definitely use the other two more.

Top 5 Accessories
1. Midori Traveler's Notebook - Passport (Black)
2. Nock Co. Lookout 3 Pen Holster - Steel/Mango
3. BamaPen Cigar Box Pen & Ink Storage
4. Nomadic WL-25 Wise-Walker Backpack - Grey
5. Aston Leather Pen Sleeve - Black (*Note: Aston seems to have changed the leather they use for these.  Mine is the early soft leather.)
Honorable mention: SBREBrown "Brown Protector" 

Changes: None!

Top 5 Non-Fountain Pens
1. Karas Kustoms EDK
2. Uniball Vision Elite - BLX Series
3. Pilot G2 - Green or Black (0.7mm)
4. Uniball Vision - Green or Black (0.7mm)
5. Pilot Precise V5 & V7 - Green or Black

Changes: Added the Karas Kustoms EDK (nothing even comes close to this pen when it comes to rollerballs).  Removed Pilot Precise P-500 & P-700 (these pens are hard to find unless you're shopping online, and are also the ones I use least).

Top 5 Tech Items
1. iPhone 6 Plus
2. Pebble Time smartwatch
3. Macbook Pro 13"
4. Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Noise Canceling Headphones
5. Homemade MintyBoost portable charger  

Changes: None!

Current Wishlist
- Kaweco Liliput - Fireblue
- Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-matsu
- Pilot Falcon