My favorite pen/ink this week was my Franklin-Christoph Model 02 (original version) with a medium stub nib and Iroshizuku Syo-ro ink. Syo-ro never caught my attention before because it looks to teal for me when wet. It dries closer to a blue-black. Lighting was bad this past week so the teal didn’t bother me. The ink writes great and by the time I saw it in better light it had dried to a darker, more pleasing color.
Some Links of Interest….
Wality Piston Filler Fountain Pen Review at edjelley.com
Write to Me Often looks at the Montblanc Meisterstück 146
Pilot Capless Fountain Pen – Review at Stationary Journey
Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil review at Pens! Paper! Pencils!
FPGeeks has An Intro to Collecting Sheaffer Fountain Pens by David Isaacson (The first of a series, be sure to check out the other parts)
The “Anti-Stealth” Edison Nouveau Premiere 2014 Spring Edition (Cherry Blossom) at From the Pen Cup
Esterbrook Dollar Pen Review at The Pen Addict
Review: Dixon Tri-Conderoga Pencil at The Well-Appointed Desk
1 Year, 100 and Post Cards at My Pen Needs Ink. I’ve been looking for local postcards without much success for some of the reasons mentioned in the article. I already hit up eBay to get a few vintage postcard samples.
My Antique Pens looks looks at the Parker 45 Signet
A Slow Pen Movement? at That One Pen
What else to do with ink bottles. at Leigh Reyes. My Life As a Verb.
Burnham B 48 at Goodwriterspens’s Blog
L-Tech Plus Stealth Fountain Pen with Stylus at Inktronics
Pilot Custom 845 Urushi Fountain Pen Review at The Unroyal Warrant
The Retro 51 Tornado – Why This is a Great First Pen at The Clicky Post
How Ink Is Made – YouTube (via Gourmet Pens)
Diamine Cerise ink review at Pens! Paper! Pencils!
Handwritten Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji (Azalea) Fountain Pen Ink Review at Pen Paper Ink Letter
Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai Ink Review — The Pen Addict
Ink Review: Sailor Jentle Apricot at The Gentleman Stationer
J. Herbin Perle Noire at Inkdependence!
Noodler’s Air Corp Blue-Black at inklode