This Week’s Ink: March 9, 2014

I ran through several more pens this past week. I’m down from 13 to 10 inked pens, and some of those are pens that went dry and were re-inked with a different ink.

Pardon the interruption – the Long Island Pen Show is next weekend (March 15 & 16th). I’m not sure exactly when, but it’s close enough to me that I should be there sometime that weekend.

My Balance Junior went dry. While I really want some vintage pens inked up, it was cut from the rotation and the Esterbrook is the only vintage inked up.

My Omas 360 Vintage (vintage in name only) still had dry nib syndrome with the new ink so I flushed it out. My Platinum 3776 Ribbed also suffered from dry nib syndrome with the Salix ink so it got flushed too. In this case I replaced it with a Platinum Black ink cartridge so it’s still in the rotation.

The Pelikan M101N Lizard wrote itself dry. In addition to being an enjoyable pen to use it will be my next pen review. So it was inked with a different color and stays in the rotation. I did really like the way the GvFC Stone Grey wrote in the pen and it may be the standard ink for this pen.

I flushed two of my “always inked” Kaweco Sports. Both were almost empty but I did flush out some remaining ink. The Kaweco AC Sport was refilled with Kaweco Black ink and will live in my computer bag. The Kaweco Classic Sport was put back on the shelf after flushing it out. I’m changing up my daily carry and the six pen case no longer fits in the bag, so there’s no place for the Classic.

I keep expecting the Lamy 2000 to go dry so I can ink up the Franklin-Christoph Model 66 again. The Lamy 2000 has the R&K Blau-Schwarz ink so it’s been my desk pen while the Model 66 rests. I just didn’t expect it to last this long. The pen must be manufacturing its own ink. There hasn’t been any visible ink for pages, yet it keeps on writing.

So here are the inked pens…

As usual, the samples are in the same order as the picture. Also as usual there’s a small mistake. This post will appear earlier than I expected. Despite the date on them, the samples aren’t from the future.

photo of pens inked for the week ahead
writing samples of the pens inked for the week ahead

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Ink: March 9, 2014

  1. I have seen your EDC before, but the red Pelikan and the red Kaweco are really handsome. However, the Retro 51 is my go to pen. The nib is the smoothest writer in my lineup. I think the reviews of the Retro have been far too critical. I have expensive and inexpensive pens but the Retro is just lovely.

    • Hi Jeanne,
      The Retro 51 is a nice pen with a smooth nib. Mine has some feedback but I have to admit it has just enough to enhance the writing.

      Thanks for reading.

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