Sunday Notes and Links – April 05, 2015
This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is again the Pelikan M805 Stresemann with Montblanc Bordeaux ink. I usually get bored with a pen so I’m not likely to pick it two weeks in a row, never mind three. But this was my favorite for the three weeks it was inked. I did avoid inking up some other favorites but will be working them into the rotation so even though the Stresemann is back (with a new ink) it will have better competition.
Some links of interest…
The first two links are to new (at least to me) blogs and there’s other good stuff there in addition to the linked article so be sure to browse around.
Review: Jetpen Chibi Fountain Pen F Nib — Johnny Anypen // Not all about fountain pens but all about some low cost pens and the site has been around since January.
Pen Review: Pilot Vanishing Point — Bruce Layman // “Pens are made to be used.” and Bruce’s VP has been.
Don’t write off fountain pens just yet – New Haven, CT Register // I was surprised to see an article about fountain pens in my local paper. A strange article in that it reads like a canned promotional article and makes no attempt to relate it to anything local. Still, interesting to see they picked it as filler.
Writing Down the Ink #14: Settling Down – Peaceable Writer // I admire the willpower and focus. I’ve also recently grown to like her daily ink.
How to Use Seyes or French Ruling for Handwriting – Wonder Pens // I bought some of this paper for exactly this purpose. I’ve yet to use it.
More taper cap construction notes – Vintage Pen News // I will probably never put this info to any practical use, yet I find things like this intriguing.
Review: Sailor My First — Alt. Haven
Pens Under a Tenner – Pens! Paper! Pencils!
Fountain Pens of the World Festival (I) – Crónicas Estilográficas
Field Notes Colors: Two Rivers — Three Staples