It’s not very often that I am blessed with a limited edition product that resonates so deeply with me, but I think I have finally found one that has— the latest Baron Fig limited edition Squire. When I first heard that it was called The Editor I didn’t even have to know what it looked like— I just knew that I needed it. My job is exactly that— I work in a college writing center and edit student papers. Recently, I have been looking for the “perfect” pen for marking up student papers and here comes the Editor. The pen is great as it performs like all other Squires, but it is the theme that really makes this pen stand out. The pen is a nice deep red color. As my stationery pal Less put it, “it’s like a dried blood color and the ink is a nice contrast of a fresh blood color.” Less is right— the ink refill is the PERFECT color red for editing. Aside from the great ink, the aesthetic of the pen is great.
Engraved in a crisp, bright white on the barrel of the pen are the different symbols used by editors. The tube the pen comes in has a key for those not familiar with what all the symbols mean— I even learned about some stuff I was unaware of myself. I really like this pen as it fulfills two purposes: first, the joy of a limited edition and two, it has actual utility by reminding the user of editing markup language. It makes me think of those multiplication table pencils I used in grade school. I’d say out of all the limited edition pens Baron Fig have released in the past few years, this is easily in my top 3 (the Experiment and the Mysterium are the other two). I’d jump on this one quick because it’s a limited edition that plays right into a lot of what members of the stationery community are involved in: teaching, writing, editing, academia, or really any other venture that involves words. You can find the Editor here for $60 US (and save $10!) while they last!
***I was provided this pen free of charge for the purposes of a review. Free stuff in no way influences how I review or feel about a product. That would be gross.***