The seven Esterbrooks are my daily carry for the week ahead. I had a couple other new (for me) vintage pens this week and wanted to ink them up. So inking up all my vintage pens seemed like a good idea. I have some new paper I want to try and this will give me a nice variety of ink.
The Sheaffer Triumph still wrote poorly, even with the universally loved Waterman ink. I took a look at the nib and sure enough, the times are badly misaligned. I spent a little time trying to align them and made some improvement. But with the conical nib on a vintage pen I decided to leave the adjustment to the experts at the D.C. show. It will be an easy fix for a nibmeister.
When I was done inking the vintage pens I still had three empty slots in my Penvelope 13 case. So I inked a never used TWSBI Micarta (1st gen) and two new Noodler’s Konrads with the new non-flex nibs.
The Vintage Pens
L->R: Sheaffer Snorkel (extra fine), Sheaffer Touchdown Craftsman Tip-Dip (medium), Sheaffer Balance (Fine), Sheaffer Triumph (Fine), Sheaffer Balance (Fine), Parker Duofold (Fine), Parker Vacumatic Maxima (Fine), Parker Vacumatic Maxima (Fine), Parker Striped Duofold (Fine), Merlin 33 (fine/medium)