Ystudio is a Taiwanese stationery design studio. Over the past ca. one year, the company has gained quite a lot of attention in the pen community – especially for their hexagonal pen model that seems to sort of surf the ‘minimalist pen’-wave. And it does so very successfully.
Available in different finishes (e.g. the always popular black as well as the recently very popular brass/copper pens) as well as in rollerball, ballpoint, mechanical pencil, and desk pen versions, the Ystudio pens come in quite a variety. Last but not least, the marketing of Ystudio is quite spot on and does convey the intended message very well. Just check out their website, and you will get the feel in less than five seconds, I guess. But what about the pen, then?
Well, I had my eyes on this pen for quite a while, and I also got the one or other review request over the past year or so. When Kohezie Amsterdam then recently asked me if I’d like to review one of these pens, I did’t hesitate and jumped right onto the option.
So, before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the kind people at Kohezie Amsterdam for supporting and making possible the review of this pen. You can also buy the Ystudio Brass Pen – and a lot of other cool stationery – at their webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).
Before we now go hands on, let me just say that the one thing that I have still not really figured out is whether these pens are actually made from brass or copper. If you are able to enlighten on this one, please feel free to do so in the comments below. Many thanks in advance!
The video is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Ystudio Fountain Pen “Brassing”
- Pen made from copper (or brass? or copper? or…?)
- Comes in a large wooden box with all kinds of accessories (e.g. leather straps, wooden travellers case, …)
- Cartridge/converter-filler (standard international, converter included)
- Available #5 Schmidt steel-nib options: Fine (F), Medium (M)
- Price: around 140 €
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