I started May with 13 fountain pens inked. Even though some had been inked in April and weren’t full, I expected them to last through most, if not all of May. Here we are half-way through the month and only three of those pens are still inked with the same ink. I did flush three of the four Esterbrooks that had iron gall ink but the other pens wrote until dry. So now’s a good time for an update.
I’m happy with the mix of pens I have now. The F-C Model 66 is back on my desk and will be there, at the ready with R&K Blau-Schwarz, for the next year or so.
I swapped pocket pens when the AL Sport went dry and now carry the F-C Model 40. I think I finally found an ink that works well with the needlepoint nib in that pen for the ways I use the pen.
The Taccia is the pen I received in the Pen Addict podcast 100 giveaway and will be my next pen review. The broad nib is outside my comfort zone so it’s making for some interesting use.
The rest of the pens are just really nice writers, with one being new. They also hold lots of ink so will be around for awhile. I am lacking a vintage pen so will replace the Taccia with a still to be decided Sheaffer once the review is done.
The pen/inks with links to the reviews if they exist.
Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Desk Pen (extra fine) – R&K Blau-Schwarz LE // Franklin-Christoph Model 40 Pocket (needlepoint) – Caran D’Ache Amazon // Pilot Vanishing Point Maplewood 2013 LE (medium) – Pilot Blue (cartridge) // Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic (emerald green) (m. stub) – Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro // Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic (smoke & ice) (extra fine) – Pelikan Edelstein Onyx // Pilot Custom 823 (fine) – Pilot Blue-Black // Taccia Staccato (broad) – Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-yake