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 –
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 – – // 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

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 –

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.

Sunday Notes and Links

My favorite pens this past weekThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink isn’t a single pen. My favorite was the number of enjoyable pens that I got to write with during the past week. I did a lot of writing and picked a different pen to start most days. Since a couple pens went dry there was also a couple of days with two pens.

Only two inked pens didn’t get used. My Lamy 2000 was often in my carry, but was never uncapped which seems like a waste. It’ll be first up in the week ahead. My Sheaffer Imperial has a nib that’s interesting, but far too wide for me to ever consider it a favorite. A tenth pen will be reviewed in the coming week. It was surprisingly nice but didn’t make it as a favorite.

I finally got active on the blog this past week. In case you missed it I reviewed the Karas Kustoms Ink and a Dudek Modern Goods pen stand.

I also mentioned The CU13E (Cube) Kickstarter project. They’ve since added tumbled aluminum finish and a machines brass cube. I’m drooling over the brass but it’s way more expensive than the aluminum versions so I may go with the tumbled aluminum. The campaign is in its final days so be sure to check it out.

Some links of interest…

Three Questions With Ben Kwok — The Pen Addict // Artwork you need to see. Be sure to follow the link to his website

New Acrylic Neponsets – Noodler’s Ink

Christmas Card Guide – All Things Stationery // It’s that time of year

The Cartridge Chronicles – How to reseal a fountain pen cartridge – Fountain Pen Physicist – // While I can see why people do this, I guess I basically lazy because I find this to be too much work.

Pilot Super Ultra 500 Fountain Pen Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT // A Pilot that’s new to me, although it’s an old pen, with an interesting filling system. It’s not on my wish list due to the price and gold trim but it makes for an interesting read.

Field Notes: DDC Factory Floor Limited Edition — The Gentleman Stationer // I picked up one 3-pack of these (number 1473). I’ve yet to break the seal but after this review it’ll probably be the next one I reach for when it’s time for a new notebook aven if they are grid.

My Desk 2014 – My Supply Room // He claims there’s a desk in there someplace. Even so, it seems more organized than my desk typically is.*

Noodler’s Whaleman’s Sepia ink review – Peninkcillin // I have a bottle of this but haven’t used it yet. If my experience is the same as this review I’ll be disappointed.

Hudson Being Discontinued…. – Edison Pen Co // I never did get one of these popular pens, and now it looks like I never will. There may still be time to grab one if you’ve been considering one.

Harley Davidson Spirit Retractable Fountain Pen – Write to Me Often // I find this interesting. Harley-Davidson licensed their name to an unknown pen company (or created pens for a promotion). In itself that’s no surprise, but the result was a pen with a relatively complicate retractable nib.

Use the discount checkout code: GRISWOLD for 15% – doane paper feed // I already placed my order to stock up. So feel free to buy out the rest of my favorite paper. You have until December 9th.

Paper – My Rule of Thumb — Reverenced Writing

Made to measure? On buying bespoke or custom made fountain pens – A fool with a pen // My own custom pen has gone unused far too long. Unfortunately it’s a desk pen, due to it’s size, and up against my favorite F-C Model 66.

A Tale of Two M600’s – The Pelikan’s Perch // The first of a series, be sure to check out the second article too, it’s already out.

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