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.

Sunday Notes and Links

Edison Huron Grande Extra Fine Nib and R&K Blau-Schwarz LE inkThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is again my Edison Huron Grande with R&K Blau-Schwarz LE. As my other pens run dry I’m left with fewer pens & inks that stand out. So the often used Edison Huron Grande rose above my boredom of constant use. Since I was at my desk a lot this week I often reached for this pen and ink over other choices.

Some links of interest…

15 points – Crónicas Estilográficas // Pilot has a few nib choices

Pen Review: OMAS Ogiva Celluloide – The Pen Habit // A gorgeous pen

Fountain Pen Paper Recommendations – JetPens.com – // Good overview of fountain pen friendly papers. From a retailer so limited to their selection, but they have a large selection. Good info.

How To Seal A Letter Using A Wax Seal — Gorgeous.Ink // I received a wax sealed letter today so this interests me.

Taxonomy: the Uncompetitive Brands — Fountain Pen Economics // The brand taxonomy series is complete, at at least for now. Be sure to check the earlier articles.

A slightly mysterious notebook from Shanghai – All Things Stationery // A weird notebook. At least outside of China according to the comments.

Pilot Parallel Pen – Write to Me Often

Review: Jinhao 3000 – Year of the Tiger — Alt. Haven // A little to gaudy for my taste, but it’s certainly a lot of pen for the price.

Aurora Optima Fountain Pen Review – Hey there! SBREBrown // Another Italian pen, but easier for me to resist than the Omas Ogiva.

Vintage Pen Primer, Part II: The Parker 51 — The Gentleman Stationer // *This was on my list for my first pen show. But once I saw them I couldn’t get into the hooded nib.

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 Aspen LE medium nib with Montblanc Permanent Grey ink bottleThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was my Sheaffer Balance Aspen with Montblanc Permanent Grey. It’s been a pick before. It ran dry this week and I immediately re-inked it with the same ink so I didn’t have to put it aside.

My Kickstarter Nexus Minimal fountain pen arrived this week. I wrote about it when it arrived but I wasn’t able to ink it up for a couple days (for reasons I mentioned in the article). But I did ink it up in Friday and updated the post, so you can check out the update if you only read the first version.

Some links of interest…

Karas Kustoms INK Fountain Pen Review – The Passionate Penman // Always glad to see I’m not the only one who likes these pens

Barch-Payzant (freehand) lettering pens – a new old toy. – Leigh Reyes. My Life As a Verb // Unfortunately these pens don’t provide the talent to create the artwork in the photos

Review: M200 Café Crème 2015 Special Edition – The Pelikan’s Perch // This review makes me regret not pre-ordering one and makes it hard to resist ordering one now. I’m holding out for my M805 Stresemann for my Pelikan fix. Once that arrives I’ll forget all about the Cafe Creme.

Top 5 Pen Tools for Pen People – Pen Pursuit // All but one apply to fountain pens

A Pen With Personality: The Waterman Phileas Fountain Pen – From the Pen Cup // I didn’t realize these were out of production. I remember them as a fountain pen available in Staples stores many years ago.

And now to lay some science on ya!  This is the… – Fountain Pen Physicist // Not for everyone, but I haven’t seen anything like this elsewhere and I found it interesting and look for to the rest of the series.

Original Crown Mill correspondence paper – Thepencilcaseblog // I love this paper brand, especially their note cards which I bought a bunch of when they were discounted (damaged packaging, no damage to cards) at Goulet Pens.

My Top Five Pens – Fountain of Pens // I always enjoy reading about personal favorites

A Reflection on One Year of Daily Journaling – The Newsprint // Read this if you’re looking for a reason to use your pens

Vintage Pen Primer, Part I — The Gentleman Stationer // Good advice, pretty much what I did except I was motivated by fear rather rather than actual knowledge or a plan. An Estie was my first vintage pen and it was done at a pen show where I could touch and feel. I also decided to skip certain popular vintage pens once I saw them at a show and realized they weren’t for me. eBay purchases came once I knew more about the pens being sold and I then assumed they were worse then described, at least until I had experience with the seller and trusted them.

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 Huron Grande Extra Fine Nib and R&K Blau-Schwarz LE inkThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is the Edison Huron Grande with a extra fine nib and R&K Blau-Schwarz LE ink. I really like this pen and ink but it’s size means it’s home bound, if not desk bound, so it’s not often that it gets a lot of use. I’m at the point, late in the month, where my most used pens have run dry and I’m resisting inking up any new pens before these run dry. The Huron Grande typically gets frequent but short use when it sits on my desk.

Some links of interest…

Macy’s Fountain Pens – Fountain Pen Restoration

Pilot Namiki Togidashi Hira Double Crane Maki-e Fountain Pen Review – On Fountain Pens

Review: Baoer 507 — Alt. Haven

L. A. Int’l Pen Show – an album on FlickrThe Passionate Penman

Paper Review: Franklin-Christoph Firma-Flex Journals – The Pen Habit

Fueled by Clouds & Coffee: Epic Pen Search and Discovery, Part 1: MikeD’s Pen – Fueled by Clouds & Coffee via The Pen Addict Podcast

Cool: Retro 1951’s Black Fade to Silver Tornado – From the Pen Cup

The Right Kind of Friction – FIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHNFIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHN

Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen Review — The Pen Addict

Pilot Petit1 Fountain Pen – 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

Esterbrook #8440 Superfine nib and Pelikan Blue-BlackThis week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was another vintage pen. It’s an Esterbrook J with a #8440 Superfine (aka Cartography) nib and Pelikan Blue-Back ink. I can’t really use the nib for fast writing since it’s so thin. If I’m careless I can stab the paper, so I pay attention and write a little slower when I use the nib, But it’s worth it.

Some links of interest…

#InCoWriMo Letters: Yes We Scan Them @dowdyism And A Bit More - Gorgeous.Ink // A new blog that has some great ink reviews, so browse around the site after reading this article.

Internal Architecture — Fountain Pen Economics // Another relatively new blog that provides an original view of the fountain pen world

The Palomino Collection Pack: Start Here – Write Analog // A good overview of the sampler.

An Interview with Linda Shrewsbury of CursiveLogic – Pens! Paper! Pencils! // If you haven’t backed the project yet please read this article and consider backing it.

OMAS Arte Italiana Milord Fountain Pen Review – Hey there! SBREBrown // Video review

Fountain pens and Colour pencils Sketches – Francis THEO // I love these sketches

Father and Son Pencil Ranking, Part II. – Pencil Revolution // A fun read

Big Announcement – Scholarship Fund Raising – And those Scholarships! – Newton Pens // Shawn Newton will be making pens full time. Check out the scholarship fund too.

Epic ink test: R3, M1 – Fountain Pen Physicist

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.