This Week’s Ink: June 1, 2013

It’s been three weeks since my last “This Week’s Ink”. Between a refill of my favorite of the bunch and putting others in storage I was down from 11 to seven pens. So I inked up one new pen for the week ahead. The Sheaffer Balance is my latest addition so I was eager to ink it up.

My favorite of the bunch was the 1942 Parker Vacumatic in silver pearl with nickel trim. I like it even more then the comparable ’39 Vacumatic in golden brown. They write similarly but I’m partial to the silver coloring. The pen is almost empty and it’s time to give the pen some time off so the others have a chance. But it won’t be much time off.

So the currently inked pens are…

Photo of pens inked for the week ahead

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 (Extra Fine) – Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz // Edison Huron Grande (Extra Fine)Montblanc Irish Green // 1942 Parker Vacumatic Maxima (Fine) – Montblanc Bordeaux // 1939 Parker Vacumatic Maxima (Fine) – Rohrer & Klingner Sepia // Sailor 1911 Sterling (Fine) – Montblanc Bordeaux // Edison Collier (Extra Fine) – Namiki Blue // Platinum 3776 Century (Fine) – Platinum Brown cartridge // Sheaffer Balance Full Size (Fine) – Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun

Writing Samples

Writing sample of this week's ink

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2 thoughts on “This Week’s Ink: June 1, 2013

  1. Wonderful collection of pens. A lot of gold though! I have got to say, that Sterling Sailor 1911 just looks incredible. WAY out of my price range right now, but it’s going on my “someday” list.

    • Hi Mike. I hadn’t noticed all the gold nibs. Surprised me since just a tad over 1/4 of my nibs are gold.

      I see what you mean about the Sailor 1911. I took a look at the price of them new today and wow!. I don’t buy pens as investments but that one way outpaced inflation since I bought it in 2004. I have to admit, it’s a nice pen with a nice nib, but there are cheaper alternatives for the same nib. I like it because it’s a little heavier than the other 1911 and it just looks cool. But if I lost the pen I wouldn’t pay current prices to replace it.


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