Sunday Notes and Links

I updated my Franklin-Christoph Model 40 Pocket review. I found it too difficult and time consuming to clean as an eye dropper. I was also concerned about staining as inks seemed to be harder to flush from this pen then they were in others. More in the update at the bottom of the original review.

I’m running a poll: Ink from the Bottle Or Cartridge. Currently bottled ink users have a commanding lead. Which do you use? Bottle, cartridge or both


Leigh Reyes (My Life As a Verb) is still doing her Pens for Aid auction. Some nice pens are available.

Cult Pens is accepting Pens For Kids donations. If you live outside the UK and only buy the pens for donation there’s no shipping charge. Although the transaction goes through as if there’s shipping I can verify the shipping charge is removed before the credit card is charged as they say it will be. (via The Pen Addict podcast)

Goldspot has opened voting for their 2013 Pen of The Year. My vote?
Edison Menlo Pump Filler

Write to me Often samples the Pelikan Edelstein inks. She also shows off her Rotring fountain pens. Not a brand I connect to fountain pens although I did have a Core at one time. reviews the Kaweco ART Sport fountain pen. I’ve recently acquired my first Kaweco and have become a fan. This one gets added to the wish list.

The Writing Desk reviews the Standard Memorandum Agenda. Makes me wish I used a pocket calendar.

Grandmia Pens has a video up on the Northern Pen Show (UK). Another video peak of a pen show for those of us who couldn’t go.

Congratulations to the Andersons who had the grand opening of their retail store yesterday.

Ink Reviews

Gourmet Pens reviews Kaweco Aubergine Purple (Summer Purple). Not a premium ink for me, although I did recently get some Kaweco cartridges which are even more expensive on a per ml basis.

The Unroyal Warrant reviews Noodler’s Blue Eel. I’m not a fan of blue inks so another one I won’t be adding to my ink drawer.




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