Sunday Notes and Links

I’ve been reviewing my Favorite 5 lists to see what may have changed. I was also deciding pens to ink up now that the inked pen count was getting low. That’s when I decided I have too many fountain pens. While I could argue it’s not possible to have too many pens in theory, in practice I do have too many. I bought each of these pens to use and with a pen count approaching 150 there’s no chance I’d use each pen at least once a year. Especially if I define “use” as writing a pen dry and not simply flushing it after a set number of days. So it’s time to thin the herd. I prefer removing the band-aid slowly so there will probably be a few more each week.
I’m tempted to pick a number and get down to that number but for now I’ll just work on making it easier to get all my pens in one picture.

photo of most of my accumulation
Almost all of my uninked pens

Some links I found interesting…..
The Writing Arsenal celebrated National Pencil Day with some videos
The Unroyal Warrant reviews the Baron Fig The Confidant Notebook
The Franklin-Christoph Model 27 Collegia fountain pen is reviewed by Pens! Paper! Pencils!
The Pelikan 400 Tortoise Shell Fountain Pen is reviewed by Write to me Often. Great photos.
A Fool with a Pen reviews the Franklin-Christoph Model 03 with a Mike Masuyama Needlepoint nib, I want one!
The Well-Appointed Desk compares brush pens.
From the Pen Cup loves the Pelikan M205 and Levenger Shiraz Ink.

Ink Reviews

Noodler’s Bad Green Gator at the Well-Appointed Desk
Parker Quink Blue-Black is review by The Pen Addict
Crónicas Estilográficas looks at the 1971 Pilot Capless.