This week’s favorite fountain pen/ink is a holdover from last week. An unassuming nib that I really like, It fits perfectly with the functionality of the Vanishing Point, at least for me. The pen won’t be back next week because I wrote it dry last night and will be cleaning it out (Pen & Ink Notes soon). I’m resisting inking it up so I can give some other pens a chance.
I have two new fountain pens due to arrive next week. Two of the remaining three pens on my “wanted list”, although the third is still just a concept (a pen that can handle my screw-in Esterbrook nibs) than a specific pen. So I better get going and write some of my current pens dry.
Some time ago I stopped including ink reviews in these Sunday Links. The sheer number made it hard to pick a favorite and there were two many to include them all. There are some sites that are mostly ink reviews, so I figured it would be good to provide a list.
As always, if you’re curious about a specific ink you can search for reviews on Pennquod. Here are some specific sites, in no particular order…
Some additional links of interest…
Shop Visit + Haul: Choosing Keeping – All Things Stationery
A Rare Chance to Review a Pelikan Oblique nib – On Fountain Pens // Understandable, yet sad, that Pelikan no longer makes these nibs a factory option.
Review: Pilot Custom Heritage 91 — Alt. Haven
How I use my notebooks — The Finer Point
Shawn Newton Esterbrook Nib Holder – The Well-Appointed Desk // Still on my wanted list is a pen or nib holder for my Esterbrook nibs but along the lines of the larger pens that I prefer.
Tale of a Vandal Pen Collector: State of the Hoard – Peaceable Writer // A nice discussion of what pens were kept and some that weren’t.
Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen Review – Pens! Paper! Pencils! // Still a favorite of mine, even though I don’t have one currently inked.
Jinhao X450 Flex Hack – Calligraphy Nut
Six months in… — Fountain Pen Economics // Congratulations on the milestone.
Namiki Nippon Art Flower Basket Fountain Pen Review – THE UNROYAL WARRANT // I’ve always liked these pens, at least aesthetically. I assume the Pilot (Namiki) nib is as good as the ones I’ve used. I’ve never been able to get past the price, although I didn’t realize second hand models sold for such a discount off the list price.