This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was another vintage pen. It’s an Esterbrook J with a #8440 Superfine (aka Cartography) nib and Pelikan Blue-Back ink. I can’t really use the nib for fast writing since it’s so thin. If I’m careless I can stab the paper, so I pay attention and write a little slower when I use the nib, But it’s worth it.
Some links of interest…
#InCoWriMo Letters: Yes We Scan Them @dowdyism And A Bit More – Gorgeous.Ink // A new blog that has some great ink reviews, so browse around the site after reading this article.
Internal Architecture — Fountain Pen Economics // Another relatively new blog that provides an original view of the fountain pen world
The Palomino Collection Pack: Start Here – Write Analog // A good overview of the sampler.
An Interview with Linda Shrewsbury of CursiveLogic – Pens! Paper! Pencils! // If you haven’t backed the project yet please read this article and consider backing it.
OMAS Arte Italiana Milord Fountain Pen Review – Hey there! SBREBrown // Video review
Fountain pens and Colour pencils Sketches – Francis THEO // I love these sketches
Father and Son Pencil Ranking, Part II. – Pencil Revolution // A fun read
Big Announcement – Scholarship Fund Raising – And those Scholarships! – Newton Pens // Shawn Newton will be making pens full time. Check out the scholarship fund too.
Epic ink test: R3, M1 – Fountain Pen Physicist