Sunday Notes and Links

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I’m still using pens I inked up back in October. A few have gone dry so they were cleaned out and put on the shelf. The Model 66 was used enough to go dry but it was refilled and it stayed in the rotation. A Vanishing Point (the Maple Wood) did get inked up because I needed it’s unique (clicky) characteristics. I’m down to nine inked pens. This is a long way of getting to my favorite pen/ink of the week which is the Pilot Custom 823 with Montblanc Bordeaux.

Some links of interest from the past week…

Rosetta – ESA on Flickr // Starting things off-topic but these photos are amazing. Sure, the landing wasn’t perfect and it’s not getting enough sun. But the thing was launched 10 years ago and hit a moving comet so a slight miss seems inevitable. There’s still hope it will revive itself when the comet gets closer to the sun.

Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Skeleton (2014) – KMPN // I haven’t decided if I like the looks of this pen or not. At them moment I’m on the side of liking it.

Récife Fountain Pen Quick Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT // It’s always nice to uncover a forgotten fountain pen.

One Week With: The Noodler’s Ebonite Konrad — The Gentleman Stationer // A rarely reviewed pen.

Levenger True Writer Select Fountain Pen Review — The Pen Addict // I’ve never been a fan of Levenger, but I appear to be in the minority.

Review: Parker 51 — Alt. Haven // Despite being a classic I could never get into hooded nibs

Why Analog? – The Cramped

First Impression: Field Notes ‘Ambition’ Edition — Modern Stationer // This will be my last subscription shipment and I don’t plan to renew. This edition seems cool but I don’t think I’ll end up using them.

Writing in the trenches – Palimpsest // Some nice advertising history.

Six pens to rule them all? – these beautiful pens // I’m down to 9 inked pens. I’m not sure I can get to six and I’m 99.9% sure I couldn’t stay with six for a whole month.

Guide Sheets Updated: Graph Paper Added! – The Well-Appointed Desk // * A nice resource.*

Great Pen Stores: Kinokuniya Books — The Gentleman Stationer // My local stationary store is closing, but stores like this may make a NYC trip worth it.

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links.

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