Sunday Notes and Links

SBRE Brown’s latest video review is the Retro 51 Tornado Lincoln fountain pen. One of my favorite finishes although the medium nib is too wet for me.

Be sure to check out Stephen’s YouTube channel for more reviews.
All this 5 year old wants for his birthday is some b-day cards. You know what to do. – FPGeeks
TWSBI Micarta V2 – inklode // The Micarta has been discontinued so will become harder to get. I like the material on my first gen Micarta but my nib/feed has been more problematic.
Review: Sheaffer Balance — Alt. Haven // Better looking than my Sheaffer Balance Junior but seems to match one of my favorites in every other way. (#1 on my Favorite Vintage list
Two Vanishing Point reviews this week:

Sterling Plastic #526 Roll Top Pencil Box – My Supply Room // This brought back memories. I’ve no idea if mine was the same brand but I had one just like it back in elementary school.
How much does your ink cost? – The Fountain Pen Blog //Nice chart of ink costs
Esterbrook SJ Fountain Pen Review — The Pen Addict
A caped crusader…Italian style – And All Other Tasks
Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Fountain Pen w/ FA Nib Review – FPGeeks
Kaweco AC-Sport fountain pen review – Pens! Paper! Pencils!
Music Evolution – Crónicas Estilográficas
Sheaffer Targa Gold Plated Chequered Classic – Goodwriterspens’s Blog // I just got a Targa (different and later model) and I’m liking it so far. A little on the thin side for me but still a nice writer.

Ink Reviews

Color Change for Black Swan in Australian Roses – Ink Nouveau
Ink Review: Iroshizuku Yama-Budo — The Gentleman Stationer
Sailor Nioi-Sumire – Inkdependence! // Be sure to read the other recent reviews of the new Sailor inks on the site
Review: Caran D’ache Chromatics INKredible Colors Delicate Green – The Well-Appointed Desk

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