This Week’s Ink: March 3, 2014

I’ve continued emptying pens since last week’s “write until dry” post, bringing me down into single digits for the number of pens inked. I couldn’t have that so I have inked some new ones up (or some old ones with new ink).

I have to give a special shout-out to my Franklin-Christoph Model 66 with Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz Limited Edition.

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 with R&K Blau-Schwarz

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 with R&K Blau-Schwarz

The ink has been in the pen since November 2012. That’s not a typo. Whenever it got low I just topped it off (an eye-drop filler) and kept going. The pen went unused for a week or two at times but was generally used several times a week. Never a complaint, clog, or skip. This time it burped ink when it got low and I decided to clean it out. The ink flushed easily and there were no signs of staining. The pen won’t be empty for long and will soon be back on my desk. Until then I’m down to only three always inked pens, all Kawecos.

The Platinum 3776 Ribbed also wrote itself dry. I really like that ultra fine nib so I flushed it then inked it up with a different ink. The Omas 360 had frequent problems starting each day which became annoying, so I flushed out the Pelikan Blue-Black and will try a different ink.

In addition to the 3 Kawecos I’ve inked up the following 10 pens.

photo of pens inked for the week ahead

Writing samples of this week's ink

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2 thoughts on “This Week’s Ink: March 3, 2014

  1. There is perhaps no greater testimony to the F-C Model 66 than what you’ve written here.
    I always enjoy your weekly line-up posts. This one is no exception.
    P.S. That Pelikan Shanghai is still looking pretty darn good. 😉

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