Sunday Notes and Links

The big news this weekend is the Los Angeles Fountain Pen Show. One of my goals for the year is to get to a pens show during the year although LA is about 2,500 miles too far. I’m hoping to get to the Long Island Pen Show in March. It’s close enough to get there and back in a day while still spending less time in the car than looking at pens. The LI Pen Show seems on the smaller side but should be good preparation for the Washington D.C. show later in the year.

My pen show plans have helped me keep my pen impulse purchases at bay. The new Pelikan M800 Tortoise is a beautiful pen that’s been hard to resist, despite the cost. Especially now that it’s begun tio ship and I’m seeing reviews like this video from Stephen Brown.

Other links that caught my interest this past week…

GourmetPens has a review of the Graf von Faber Castell Anello Titanium fountain pen. A thorough review of a great looking pen. At $625 (list) it’s a bit pricey. But it’s on my pen show list for later this year, at least to see it in person.

I wouldn’t mind if a pen from the Arte Italiana Noir Collection became my first Omas and next stealth pen.

From the Pen Cup has some relatable stories about the Good, Bad and Ridiculous in the pen world.

FPGeeks has been covering the LA Pen show. Friday, Saturday photos. This weeks podcast will be from the show.

EdJelly has a handwritten review of J. Herbin 1670 Rogue Hematite ink. I haven’t used very much of this ink from the bottle I have. Great color but I have severe smudge problems with it. He’s also starting a Trading Post for ink and paper.

Rants of the Archer has a review of Sailor Jentle Grenade, a red ink. I’ve only tried one Sailor ink, the Black I received with my Sailor Pro Gear which I did like. (via The Pen Addict)

The Pen Addict has an article about apps not replacing pen and paper for everything. I agree with his sentiment…

… I love my pens and paper even more…

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One thought on “Sunday Notes and Links

  1. “…handwritten review of J. Herbin 1670 Rogue Hematite…” That’s *rouge* hematite. The “rogue” might suggest that the ink is not well behaved. 🙂

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