Slow week here on FPQuest, I had a review ready to go then the pen started acting up a bit so I decided to hold off. Hopefully it’ll be ready this coming week.
Some articles of interest from the past week…
Inkophile is running a poll on our favorite pen nibs. My extra-fine nibs are currently in the lead.
Peaceable Writer, in Tale of a Vandal Pen Collector: Slugs Are Featured, profiles a pen made by Shawn Newton.
The Well-Appointed Desk compares three pocket notebooks in Pocket Notebook Showdown (and Giveaway). I agree whole-heartily with her comments about the Doane Utility Notebooks but also use Field Notes for variety. The Give-a-way is for a JetPens gift certificate and ends Monday.
The latest Goulet Q&A video is on Using Your Fountain Pens. There’s also some giveaways and contests which you can learn about on their website.
Anderson Pens announced their new Brick & Mortar store which will be opening soon. The post is here but they first announced it on their podcast. Unfortunately for me 1100 miles is a little far for a lunch-time walk. Good luck!
I love Sheaffer Balance fountain pens and their variations of green in their vintage pens. So Mildred’s Pen: Sheaffer Lady Balance (Marine Green Striated) at From the Pen Cup is drool-worthy.
Montblanc Permanent Blue at Unroyal Warrant
Iroshizuku Syo-ro at Inktronics (with a giveaway through Nov 8th although you must subscribe the JetPens newsletter.
Diamine Onyx Black at Informal Scribble.
Diamine Hope Ink at Inkdependence.
Rohrer & Klinger Alt-Bordeaux is added to the Inkcyclopedia at FPGeeks.