This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination was my Sheaffer Balance Aspen with Montblanc Permanent Grey. It’s been a pick before. It ran dry this week and I immediately re-inked it with the same ink so I didn’t have to put it aside.
My Kickstarter Nexus Minimal fountain pen arrived this week. I wrote about it when it arrived but I wasn’t able to ink it up for a couple days (for reasons I mentioned in the article). But I did ink it up in Friday and updated the post, so you can check out the update if you only read the first version.
Some links of interest…
Karas Kustoms INK Fountain Pen Review – The Passionate Penman // Always glad to see I’m not the only one who likes these pens
Barch-Payzant (freehand) lettering pens – a new old toy. – Leigh Reyes. My Life As a Verb // Unfortunately these pens don’t provide the talent to create the artwork in the photos
Review: M200 Café Crème 2015 Special Edition – The Pelikan’s Perch // This review makes me regret not pre-ordering one and makes it hard to resist ordering one now. I’m holding out for my M805 Stresemann for my Pelikan fix. Once that arrives I’ll forget all about the Cafe Creme.
A Pen With Personality: The Waterman Phileas Fountain Pen – From the Pen Cup // I didn’t realize these were out of production. I remember them as a fountain pen available in Staples stores many years ago.
And now to lay some science on ya! This is the… – Fountain Pen Physicist // Not for everyone, but I haven’t seen anything like this elsewhere and I found it interesting and look for to the rest of the series.
Original Crown Mill correspondence paper – Thepencilcaseblog // I love this paper brand, especially their note cards which I bought a bunch of when they were discounted (damaged packaging, no damage to cards) at Goulet Pens.
My Top Five Pens – Fountain of Pens // I always enjoy reading about personal favorites
A Reflection on One Year of Daily Journaling – The Newsprint // Read this if you’re looking for a reason to use your pens
Vintage Pen Primer, Part I — The Gentleman Stationer // Good advice, pretty much what I did except I was motivated by fear rather rather than actual knowledge or a plan. An Estie was my first vintage pen and it was done at a pen show where I could touch and feel. I also decided to skip certain popular vintage pens once I saw them at a show and realized they weren’t for me. eBay purchases came once I knew more about the pens being sold and I then assumed they were worse then described, at least until I had experience with the seller and trusted them.