Sunday Notes and Links

Esterbrook #8440 Superfine nib and Pelikan Blue-BlackThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination this week was my Esterbrook J with a #8440 Cartography nib and Pelikan Blue-Black ink. I wrote the pen dry and immediately re-inked it. It’s not a nib I can use all day but I like the ultra thin line it puts down.

Some links of interest…

My Experience With a Counterfeit Lamy Safari — the desk of lori // I was surprised to read the relatively inexpensive Lamy Safari is the subject of a fairly elaborate counterfeit. It’s not just expensive pens.

Pelikan Fount India Black Fountain Pen Drawing Ink Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT // I don’t usually include ink links these days, but I’d never heard of this ink before. I don’t think I’ll be trying it but it is interesting.

Mandarin Yellow – Crónicas Estilográficas

I Know It’s Over, Still I Cling… — The Pen Addict // The Atlanta Pen show included a Pen Addict gathering which includes a lot of bloggers, so there was a lot written about it. Rather than link to them all I’ll send you to the epicenter for all the links.

Notebook Bankruptcy — Bruce Layman // I share a similar problem.

Ranga Hand Made Ebonite Pens – The Frugal Fountain Pen

Karas Kustoms INK Review — Pens and Planes! //Nice to know my opinion of these pens is shared.

Sailor Young Profit Fountain Pen – M Nib – Black with Silver Trim — The Clicky Post

Edison Beaumont Stealth 2013 Limited Edition – mycoffeepot.org

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

Sheaffer Balance II Jade Green with Sheaffer Emerald Green inkThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was my new (to me) Jade Green Sheaffer Balance II with Sheaffer Emerald Green ink, both of which were manufactured around the turn of the century. Unfortunately I have only a small 12 ml bottle of that ink.

Some links of interest…
Pressed for time this weekend, so just the links, no commentary.

World War II code breaker’s notebook sells for $1M in N.Y. – msn.com

Parker Urban – Inklode

Review: Platinum 3776 Century — Alt. Haven

Pen Review: Sheaffer 300 – The Pen Habit

An Opportunity in the Pen Market — Fountain Pen Economics

Pilot Birdie Fountain Pen Review – Hey there! SBREBrown

Sailor Fude DE Mannen Fountain Pen Review – Pens! Paper! Pencils!

Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Magnum black – mycoffeepot.org

Romillo Essential #9 Fountain Pen Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT

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

This week's four favoritesThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination doesn’t really exist. I liked four of the pens I have inked up and used a different one from one day to the next. Although the PFM was frustrating, more on that later.

Some links of interest…

Conway Stewart 75 Raspberry Marbled – Goodwriterspens’s Blog // A beautiful fountain pen

Nagahara Nib: The Review — The Gentleman Stationer // Nice to read about, but I don’t know if I’d want one.

Noodlers Neponset – mycoffeepot.org // Another beautiful pen.

The Pens and Pencils I Actually Use – That One Pen // Only one fountain pen, oh well.

OMAS selling gold nibs without tipping? – Vintage Pen News

A Tale of Two Birds — Ink&Flour // A early fountain pen and a recent one.

Kuretake – Crónicas Estilográficas // Japanese pen, German nib

Grey Kakuno vs White Kakuno – On Fountain Pens

The Fountain Pen Tool Kit – I Laike Pens

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

Sunday Notes and Links – April 05, 2015

Pelikan M805 Stresemann with MB Bordeaux ink bottle

This week’s favorite (yes, again)

This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is again the Pelikan M805 Stresemann with Montblanc Bordeaux ink. I usually get bored with a pen so I’m not likely to pick it two weeks in a row, never mind three. But this was my favorite for the three weeks it was inked. I did avoid inking up some other favorites but will be working them into the rotation so even though the Stresemann is back (with a new ink) it will have better competition.

Some links of interest…

The first two links are to new (at least to me) blogs and there’s other good stuff there in addition to the linked article so be sure to browse around.

Review: Jetpen Chibi Fountain Pen F Nib — Johnny Anypen // Not all about fountain pens but all about some low cost pens and the site has been around since January.

Pen Review: Pilot Vanishing Point — Bruce Layman // “Pens are made to be used.” and Bruce’s VP has been.

Don’t write off fountain pens just yet – New Haven, CT Register // I was surprised to see an article about fountain pens in my local paper. A strange article in that it reads like a canned promotional article and makes no attempt to relate it to anything local. Still, interesting to see they picked it as filler.

Writing Down the Ink #14: Settling Down – Peaceable Writer // I admire the willpower and focus. I’ve also recently grown to like her daily ink.

How to Use Seyes or French Ruling for Handwriting – Wonder Pens // I bought some of this paper for exactly this purpose. I’ve yet to use it.

More taper cap construction notes – Vintage Pen News // I will probably never put this info to any practical use, yet I find things like this intriguing.

Review: Sailor My First — Alt. Haven

Pens Under a Tenner – Pens! Paper! Pencils!

Fountain Pens of the World Festival (I) – Crónicas Estilográficas

Field Notes Colors: Two Rivers — Three Staples

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

Pelikan Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite capped on mirrorThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is a repeat from last week. Usually I lose interest in a pen after a week of heavy use so it’s not difficult to have some variety in my favorite. The Pelikan Souverän M805 Stresemann has been in daily use since I got it two weeks ago. It’s still the pen I reach for to begin my day. The Montblanc Bordeaux ink it’s filled with only makes it better.

Some links of interest…

The First Gorgeous.Ink Give-Away — Gorgeous.Ink // A chance to get some ink samples and a couple fountain pens that don’t get enough attention

Fountain Pen Community – #killwinterwithorange — Reverenced Writing // As I prepare this post on Saturday, a week into Spring, it’s snowing out so this seems appropriate

End #Wanderlust, Begin #Wanderbox – The Pelikan’s Perch

Rotring Core – Goodwriterspens’s Blog // I have (or had) one of these in orange, I still haven’t decided if I like it or not and can’t remember if I still have it or if I gave it away. I guess it is a forgotten pen.

Letter Writing: Stuff That Helps – From the Pen Cup

Pen Habit Q&A #3 – The Pen Habit

Jesse Meyer, Parchment Maker – Quo Vadis Blog

F-C Model 66 Stabilis — Ink&Flour // One of my top 5 pens

Lamy safari BROWN Edition (2015) – kmpn

PrototypesCrónicas Estilográficas

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

Pelikan M805 Stresemann with MB Bordeaux ink bottleThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was easily my new Pelikan Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite fountain pen with an extra fine nib and Montblanc Bordeaux ink. I’ve had the pen a week so it still has that new pen smell and glow. MB Bordeaux is my favorite ink so this combination was a no brainer. My other pens are jealous as I’ve been ignoring them for this one.

Some links of interest…

Moore Specialist – The End Of An Era – Fountain Pen Restoration

Vintage Pen Review: Waterman 52 1/2v Red Ripple – The Pen Habit // This is my favorite pen material and design yet I don’t own a pen with red ripple ebonite

SAILOR – canetas e coisas

Pelikan M205: The Story & Review of My First “Real” Fountain Pen – Write Analog

Poll: The Value of the “W.-Germany” Stamp – The Pelikan’s Perch // My vote is “No” it doesn’t add any value although it does make dating the pen a bit easier. The historical significance does add a big “But” to that no vote and I can see where some might want these pens a bit more than others.

Writefine – A Parker Sub-Brand – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Cesare Emiliano Fountain Pen – Write to Me Often

Four New Pens – Crónicas Estilográficas

8 Reasons Why You Should Write With a Fountain Pen – | edjelley.com

Visconti Opera Typhoon Blue Fountain Pen Review — The Pen Addict

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

I didn’t pick a favorite ink and pen this week. I used all my inked pens during the week but none rose above the others to grab my attention. A new pen did arrive yesterday and I suspect it will be a favorite by this time next week.

Some links that did grab my attention…

Franklin-Christoph Model 40P Review – The Passionate Penman

Ogami: A Notebook Made of Stone – All Things Stationery

Overpriced — Fountain Pen Economics

Pen Review: Delta Unica – The Pen Habit

Rhodia Clic-Bloc Mouse Pad Paper – The Frugal Fountain Pen

Epic ink test – R3, M2 – Fountain Pen Physicist

A Morrell’s Ink Advertising Pen – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Sassafras Spring Fling 2015 — Nock Co.

New Pilot Capless Wooden fountain pens – On Fountain Pens

Lamy Dialog 3 – mycoffeepot.org

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.