I was really excited to get this box but was extremely disappointed. I received a notebook, a pen, some stickers, and some Japanese pencils. First, the positives - the envelope writing pen was fantastic and unique. Writes very smooth. The 2 stickers were cute.
Now, the negatives, The notebook is of good quality and retails for $20 but the pages had a bad odor and needed to be aired out. The 3 Japanese pencils do not fit any of the standard pencil sharpeners at my home, work or my friends'. The circumferences are too large. I emailed the owner. He assured me they would fit in standard sharpeners. I assure you they do not. He also suggested hand sharpening with a blade. I am not physically able to do that. So, they are useless.
So I have three items out of six that I cannot use. I am sorry to say this was a waste of my money. I could go across town to an art store and hope that I might be able to find a sharpener but I should have to spend more money to use the items that I already paid for.
Very good pens. Very well curated. Excellent customer service. Very cute design of box. Very simple but classic. Every pen that was mailed worked great and there was a good number of pens in the box - a great introduction to Japanese pens. This is one of the best subscription boxes for stationary out there.