I have wanted to review a Galen Leather product for quite awhile now. By which I mean, I have wanted to own and enjoy a Galen Leather product for quite awhile and share the experience with others. Their Writing Box and Medic Bag are higher-dollar items that I've constantly looked at, and I hope to own one or both of these at some point. But the newest product from Galen that prompted an instant purchase is the collaboration between Galen Leather and Kaweco. The new Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen Cognac - Galen Leather Edition.
A few weeks ago, someone in the online pen community mentioned this collaboration, and I thought it was wishful thinking. They were discussing collaborations in general, and didn't mention this pen. But they did specify a Galen Leather x Kaweco collaboration, and I thought, "I can't wait for that
to happen!" Turns out I didn't have to wait at all. This pen was already made and I ordered it as soon as I found out.
The color got me. I fall for the colors of Fall every time, and any pen with amber colors gets my attention, and usually my money. The Kaweco Galen Cognac edition makes me think of pumpkins, apple cider, and the colors of my favorite season. So, last weekend when my family headed out to our local pumpkin patch, Baldwin Farms, I took my new pen along for the ride.
(Kaweco x Galen Leather Cognac Edition, Nock Co. Fodderstack, Story Supply Co. Notebook, and Baldwin Farms Pumpkin)
The pen writes smoothly and consistently, as expected from Kaweco. Kaweco continues to be one of my favorite pens, and this collaboration only serves to boost my appreciation of them even more. You may be less familiar with Galen Leather Co. This family-owned business based in Turkey excels in customer service. Their products are beautiful, and they stand behind them. At the time of my pen order, I received confirmation and personalized follow-up, and the same after my order was shipped and received.
Galen clearly cares about their customers and works to make sure the purchasing process is smooth. It was. This was my first pen order requiring customs paperwork and it went through without a hitch. Galen also included some extras with my purchase and the branded drawstring bag and postcards help enhance the great presentation of the company and its products.
The site is a gorgeous display of the leather and woodworking prowess of the company. Every image on there is what I want my desk and Study to look like.
(Galen Leather Co. Goodies and Extras)
(I purchased this product with my own funds from Galen Leather Co.)