Sunday Notes & Links


Franklin0Christoph Model 02 with Iroshizuku Sy-ro

Favorite pen/ink this past week

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

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)

Ink Reviews

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



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