Sunday Notes and Links

Edison Menlo Pump Filler

This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was the Edison Menlo with Montblanc Toffee Brown ink. A repeat from last week. The pen should go dry any moment now and when it does I’ll have to put it aside to give another pen a chance.

Some links of interest…

Ink Review: Sheaffer Skrip Red — The Gentleman Stationer // I’m not the only one who loves this ink.
Adjusting Your Fountain Pen – Part 2: Aligning the Tines – The Pen Habit
Delta Dolce Vita Slim – mycoffeepot.org
Review: Super Rotax — Alt. Haven
13 Things to Do With All Those Blank Notebooks – The Well-Appointed Desk
Montblanc Winter Glow Ink Review – Pens! Paper! Pencils!
Edison Collier — Modern Stationer
Aurora Black Ink – My Favorite Black — The Clicky Post
Noodler’s Black Ink Review – Stationary Journey

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links. If you’re looking for information about a specific pen or ink be sure to visit Pennquod.

Sunday Notes and Links – January 18, 2015

Sunday Notes and Links – January 18, 2015

Edison Menlo Pump Filler in Red Tortoise AcrylicThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination of the week was my Edison Menlo Pump Filler with an extra fine nib and Montblanc Toffee Brown ink. It did have a hard start a couple morning which is very uncharacteristic for this combo. Other than that it was flawless.

Some links of interest…

Adjusting Your Fountain Pen – Part 1: Ink Flow – The Pen Habit
The Tab Notebook – The Well-Appointed Desk
Inexpensive Paper That Loves Fountain Pens – An Inkophile’s Blog
A Story Of Office Subterfuge — The Pen Addict
A.G. Spalding & Bros Maple-Bodied Pen I THE PENVENTORY
Tomoe River Paper vs Rhodia 80gsm — Nib and Ink
Never Mind the Bleedthrough – The Cramped
Bullet Pencil TT Review – Pens! Paper! Pencils!
TWSBI talked me out of a Pelikan – Recording Thoughts
Pen Shows: What to Know – The Pelikan’s Perch

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links. If you’re looking for information about a specific pen or ink be sure to visit Pennquod.

Sunday Notes and Links

Pilot Vanishing Point Maple Wood 2013 Limited EditionThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was hard to choose, so I didn’t. The pictured Vanishing Point was used the most times because I took a lot of notes where the click mechanism was perfectly suited. It has a Pilot black ink cartridge. My problem is that I’m equally content with the currently inked pens. One did write dry and a couple others are close so it won’t be too long before new ink enters the mix. I avoided inking up any new pens since they would probably get used more than the others and I want to write them dry.

Some links of interest…

Review: Super5 0.5mm Italic Stub Fountain Pen – The Well-Appointed Desk // I noticed these pens, along with their ink, at Goulet Pens and they intrigued me. Glad to see a review.
SHEAFFER – canetas e coisas // Just because it’s a Sheaffer
Noodler’s Blue Ghost – A Fun Fountain Pen Ink! – On Fountain Pens // Interesting
Review: Karas Kustoms Ink — Alt. Haven
Budgeting for Fountain Pens and Other Fun — Modern Stationer
Newton Orville in Tibaldi Celluloid – mycoffeepot.org – // A beautiful custom pen
Sentimental Pens – My Pen Needs InkMy Pen Needs Ink
Epic ink test, round 3 – a double feature! – Fountain Pen Physicist // I don’t know of anyone doing these sort of ink tests. Be sure to check out the round 2 summaries from earlier in the week.
An Interview with J. Robert Lennon – Pens! Paper! Pencils!
Franklin-Christoph Model 27 Collegia ~ Inkdependence! // A relatively inexpensive Franklin-Christoph fountain pen.
Pride or Prejudice: A review of the Pilot Vpen (Varsity) pen – A fool with a pen
Inks – My Recipe — Reverenced Writing
Matt’s Musings: Resolutions – The Pen Habit
Delfonics Rollbahn Spiral Bound Notebook – Pete Denison

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links. If you’re looking for information about a specific pen or ink be sure to visit Pennquod.

Sunday Notes and Links

Edison Menlo Pump Filler in Red Tortoise Acrylic

This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink were the Edison Menlo pump filler with Montblanc Toffee Brown.

Some links I found interesting during the past week…

Father’s and Son’s Top Seven Pencils. – Pencil Revolution // I was shocked to find I had inadvertently acquired a package of their number 1 choice, although I’ve yet to open the package.
Happy New Year everyone! Also: time for a new diary. – these beautiful pens // I’ve been keeping a journal since July but it’s a plain (in comparison) Seven Seas Writer.
Day 9 – My Fountain Pen Story @nat_sora – On Fountain Pens // The 12 days of fountain pen bloggers continues.
Q & A Session #2 – The Pen Habit // The Pen Habit videos are back.
4 — The Pen Addict // Ok, now I really need to improve by penmanship, even if it is one letter (or number) at a time.
Review: Muji Fountain Pen + Giveaway — Alt. Haven
Tale of a Vandal Pen Collector: Newton Shinobi – Peaceable Writer // One of these days I’ve get a Newton Pen. This article does a good job of summarizing why I should.
A Kaweco Trio – That One Pen // A nice comparison of three Kaweco pen choices.
GOAT Pens 2014 – Hey there! SBREBrown
Happy New Year with Ink Cocktails – Palimpsest // I prefer bourbon but bourbon or whiskey I prefer it undiluted by other liquids. Still, I may give the Ink Street Cocktail a try.
Hobonichi Techo follow-up – East…West…Everywhere // I decided to try the Techo this year. I’m not a paper planner type person, at least not day to day, so I’m looking for alternative uses. Some good ideas here.

OMAS Arte Italiana Arco Paragon (New Style) Review – The Pen Enthusiast // A Beautiful pen
OSMIA – canetas e coisas // Speaking of beautiful pens
Approximately fifteen minutes of me rambling on… – Fountain Pen Physicist // Good advice

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links.

Sunday Notes and Links

Pilot Custom 823 with Montblanc Boardeaux inkThis week’s favorite fountain pen & ink are my Pilot Custom 823 with a fine nib and filled with Montblanc Bordeaux. The pen is just about empty but it will be immediately refilled with the same ink. The fine nib, a thin Japanese fine, is smooth and problem free and a joy to write with.

Some links of interest from the past week…

Compared: Pelikan Souverän M300 vs. M600 – Thepencilcaseblog // It’s Pelikan week at The Pencilcase Blog so be sure to check out the other articles from the week

Day 2: How to choose a fountain pen and ink for drawing @parkablogs – On Fountain Pens // It’s the 12 days of Fountain Pen Bloggers at On Fountain Pens

Review: Pelikan M205 — Alt. Haven // A nice white pen

Noodler’s Air Corp Blue Black ink review – Peninkcillin // I don’t think I’ve seen a review of this ink

Pilot iroshizuku fuyu-gaki – Aurora 14K Rhodium Medium — Nib and Ink // A new pen blog, although from an established blogger

Adventures in Nib Grinding – The Reversible Fine/Stub Nib – I Laike Pens

Three Questions With Lito From Palimpsest — The Pen Addict

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links.

Sunday Notes and Links

Sheaffer Balance II AspenMost of my writing was done at home this past week so I got to use my favorite pen of the them all. In fact it tops my Fav 5 list. The Sheaffer Balance Aspen is a gorgeous pen but it’s history of being fragile keeps it around the house. The ink is Montblanc Permanent Grey.

Some links I found interesting this past week…

Pelikan made some announcements which will almost certainly end up costing me some money. FP Geeks brought news of the Pelikan M805 Stresemann. A beautiful pen with the only negative being the price. I compared the M800 and the M1000 at a pen show this year and decided the the M800 was the pen for me. This one has the looks to match the writing experience and may make me open my wallet for it’s high price. The Pelikan’s Perch brought news of the M200 Café Crème Due. Other than “in 2015” and approx. $154) there’s not much info.

A Beginner’s Dive into Ring-Bound Planners: Part 4 – InsertsThe Well-Appointed Desk // I’m not a paper planner person and have zero interest in ring-bound planner, but if they interest you be sure to check out this series.*

Waterman L’Étalon in Cascade Green ST – mycoffeepot.org

Pelikan M215 Blue Stripe XXXXF Waverly Nib Review — The Pen Addict

Shop Visit: Luiban Papeterie, Berlin – All Things Stationery

Pensieve: The Omas Ogiva Limited Edition Saft Green Celluloid – Scribalishess

TWSBI Micarta Review — The Pen Addict // I like the looks of my Micarta but it’s a temperamental writer.

LIFE Airmail Letter Set Stationery Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT

Nock Co. DotDash Pocket Notebook – That One Pen

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links.

Sunday Notes and Links

Edison Huron GrandeThis week’s favorite wasn’t the most used since it’s pretty much desk bound and I didn’t do much writing there this week. The Edison Huron Grande sat unused for far too long before I inked it up with R&K Blau-Schwarz a week ago. It’s bright red, white, and blue colors are the exact opposite of my usual desk pen, the all blank Franklin-Christoph Model 66. I use it a an eye dropper fill so there’s a lot of ink in that large barrel so it will be around for awhile.

Some links I enjoyed this past week…

Pilot Elite 95s Review — Pens and Planes! // A new pen (and plane) blog reviews a pen that has intrigued me but I rarely see reviewed.

Sheaffer Skrip Red – inklode // Glad to see my favorite true red ink get noticed.

Aurora 88 Fountain Pen Quick Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT // Every time I read an Aurora review I make a mental note of the pen and the brand. Yet it never seems to quit make my wish list.

Mystery pen unveiled: Pelikan maki-e Fantasia – these beautiful pens // Wow!

Shopping Local and Serendipity – From the Pen Cup

Review: Conklin Duragraph Cracked Ice Fountain Pen (F Nib) – The Well-Appointed Desk // Several good reads at the Desk this week so browse around after reading this one.

Taking the pressure off: Improving the writing experience… – A fool with a pen // Good advice

Pen Review: Karas Kustoms Ink Black ‘n Copper — The Gentleman Stationer // Glad to know I’m not the only one who likes these.

Fountain Pen Guide Series, Session 3: How to Maintain Your Pens – Pentorium // Detailed information

Blue-Black, Bleu-Noir, Blau-Schwartz… — Just Pelikans // What color is blue-black?

Nock Co. DotDash Pocket Notebook – That One Pen // First review I’ve seen of Nock Co’s latest product

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links.