Rather than listing my always inked desk pens in my “This Week’s Ink” post I figured I’d do a post I can just refer to when needed.
True to their name I keep these desk pens at my desk at home. Of course, the desk is dominated by the computer is so it’s not where I’ve typically done most writing, usually just quick notes. When I work from home I use the table where I can spread out with my work computer and any other material. I end up pulling my carry pens from my bag and using them. So the ink tends to last awhile in these pens. Which is OK because I’ve settled on two inks for them.
Franklin Christoph Model 66
The Franklin-Christoph Model 66 is among my favorite pens. It’s a simple design that’s a joy to write with. I doesn’t hurt that I like black pens. It’s converted to be an eye drop filler. That “conversion” just meant some silicon grease on the threads. The standard ink for this pen is Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz. It’s a limited edition ink but I bought two bottles so this pen will be using this ink for a while.
The F-C Model 66 has never failed to write when first touching the paper, even if it’s been sitting on my desk unused for a week or two.
Edison Huron Grande
The Huron Grande is a Signature Line pen from Edison Pens. I ordered the pen with both and italic and extra fine nib but it’s the extra fine nib that I’m using. I’d always planned to use it’s large barrel as an eye drop filler but was using it with the converter until yesterday. I’ve been using Montblanc Irish Green since I discovered the ink in March so it was time to go all in and make a commitment. So now the converter is gone.
The Huron Grande does sometimes need a little help to get going with the Irish Green if it’s been sitting unused for over a week. But once it’s going the performance is great.