Links of interest
The Pen Addict continues his education with the Nakaya Naka-Ai Writer Ao-Tamenuri.
Write to Me Often uses a has part II of her Rotring collection.
The Palimpsest blog turned 4.
FPGeeks announces the latest drool-worthy Sailor 1911, the black luster.
I rarely (if ever) post links to My Supply Room since they aren’t fountain pen related but it’s a regular read and they’re having a Christmas Giveaway.
J. Herbin Perle Noire at The Unroyal Warrant.
Diamine Blaze Orange at Informal Scribble.
J. Herbin Rouge Hematite at These Beautiful Pens.
Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki at EdJelley.com
I updated my Franklin-Christoph Model 40 Pocket review. I found it too difficult and time consuming to clean as an eye dropper. I was also concerned about staining as inks seemed to be harder to flush from this pen then they were in others. More in the update at the bottom of the original review.
I’m running a poll: Ink from the Bottle Or Cartridge. Currently bottled ink users have a commanding lead. Which do you use? Bottle, cartridge or both
Leigh Reyes (My Life As a Verb) is still doing her Pens for Aid auction. Some nice pens are available.
Cult Pens is accepting Pens For Kids donations. If you live outside the UK and only buy the pens for donation there’s no shipping charge. Although the transaction goes through as if there’s shipping I can verify the shipping charge is removed before the credit card is charged as they say it will be. (via The Pen Addict podcast)
Goldspot has opened voting for their 2013 Pen of The Year. My vote?
Write to me Often samples the Pelikan Edelstein inks. She also shows off her Rotring fountain pens. Not a brand I connect to fountain pens although I did have a Core at one time.
Edjelley.com reviews the Kaweco ART Sport fountain pen. I’ve recently acquired my first Kaweco and have become a fan. This one gets added to the wish list.
The Writing Desk reviews the Standard Memorandum Agenda. Makes me wish I used a pocket calendar.
Grandmia Pens has a video up on the Northern Pen Show (UK). Another video peak of a pen show for those of us who couldn’t go.
Congratulations to the Andersons who had the grand opening of their retail store yesterday.
Gourmet Pens reviews Kaweco Aubergine Purple (Summer Purple). Not a premium ink for me, although I did recently get some Kaweco cartridges which are even more expensive on a per ml basis.
The Unroyal Warrant reviews Noodler’s Blue Eel. I’m not a fan of blue inks so another one I won’t be adding to my ink drawer.
Links that caught my interest this past week…
Gourmet Pens reviews the Gate City Readyfill. A pen that interested me due to its unique filling system. But once I held it at a pen show I knew it would be to thin and small to be comfortable for me, but still a cool pen.
The Clicky Post looks at the Kaweco Classic Sport Demonstrator. I’ve had a AL Sport for awhile and was about to pull the trigger on ordering two more Kaweco pens. After reading this review I added a third to the order.
Write to Me Often looks at the Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear with King Eagle Nib. A beautiful pen and nib.
Diamine Salamander at The Pen Addict
The new Montblanc Permanent Blue at The Unroyal Warrant
Montblanc Leonardo Red Chalk has been added to the Inkcyclopedia
J. Herbin Orange Indien at Ink on Hand
Slow week here on FPQuest, I had a review ready to go then the pen started acting up a bit so I decided to hold off. Hopefully it’ll be ready this coming week.
Some articles of interest from the past week…
Inkophile is running a poll on our favorite pen nibs. My extra-fine nibs are currently in the lead.
Peaceable Writer, in Tale of a Vandal Pen Collector: Slugs Are Featured, profiles a pen made by Shawn Newton.
The Well-Appointed Desk compares three pocket notebooks in Pocket Notebook Showdown (and Giveaway). I agree whole-heartily with her comments about the Doane Utility Notebooks but also use Field Notes for variety. The Give-a-way is for a JetPens gift certificate and ends Monday.
The latest Goulet Q&A video is on Using Your Fountain Pens. There’s also some giveaways and contests which you can learn about on their website.
Anderson Pens announced their new Brick & Mortar store which will be opening soon. The post is here but they first announced it on their podcast. Unfortunately for me 1100 miles is a little far for a lunch-time walk. Good luck!
I love Sheaffer Balance fountain pens and their variations of green in their vintage pens. So Mildred’s Pen: Sheaffer Lady Balance (Marine Green Striated) at From the Pen Cup is drool-worthy.
Montblanc Permanent Blue at Unroyal Warrant
Iroshizuku Syo-ro at Inktronics (with a giveaway through Nov 8th although you must subscribe the JetPens newsletter.
Diamine Onyx Black at Informal Scribble.
Diamine Hope Ink at Inkdependence.
Rohrer & Klinger Alt-Bordeaux is added to the Inkcyclopedia at FPGeeks.