This Week’s Ink – Sept. 9, 2012

Photo of this week's daily carry
This week’s daily carry

It’s another Sunday and time to pick some pens and ink for the week ahead.

There’s only 5 pens to start the week. Two of last week’s pens went dry and I decided to rotate them out rather than re-ink them. I’m expecting some new pens in the week ahead so will save the open slots for them.

So from left to right the pens are:

  1. Edison Pearl 2012 LEE is an ebonite pen with a fine steel nib The ink is J. Herbin Lie de The (Tea Brown). Both the pen and ink are the same as last week.
  2. Franklin-Christoph Model 29 Bellus with a fine steel nib. The ink is Rohrer & Klingner Schreibtinte (Blue-Schwarz). Both the pen and ink are holdovers from last week. I expect this will get more use this week and will probably be my daily writer at the office. I like the ink, the pen is taking some time to get used to as it’s  different than my typical pen in ways I didn’t think of when buying it.
  3. Edison Nouveau Premiere LE is another ebonite pen. It’s got a fine steel nib and Diamine Ancient Copper ink. Another holdover from last week. I like the pen and ink but don’t use a red ink for extended writing, just notations. So while it gets daily use, not much ink flows out the nib.
  4. Caran D Ache Ivanhoe is another holdover from last week. It has a fine 18kt gold, rhodium plated nib and is filled with J. Herbin Violette Pensee ink.
  5. Pilot Vanishing Point Charcoal Marble 2012 LE with a fine 18k gold, rhodium plated nib. It’s filled with Mont Blanc Racing Green ink. This replaces my Matte Black Vanishing Point as my pocket pen.

The Pilot Vanishing Point Matte Black got a cleaning and put on the shelf for the first time since I got it in March. Time to give another pen a chance. But I really like the pen and reviewed it last week.

The Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Desk Pen was my daily writer. I refilled it with my remaining sample of Robert Louis Stevenson and it’s almost empty. I haven’t put it on the shelf, but I’ll be keeping it home, in my desk. Appropriate for the name I guess. I like the pen, a lot, but it isn’t the best choice as a pen for me to use at work. I’ll cover that when I review it. Bit first I want to use different inks in it and try it on a variety of paper.

So no additions to this week’s pen carry, at least not until the new pens arrive.