There’s no favorite pen and ink this week. It was another week with less writing than normal. And the pen I used most was filled with a new (for me) ink that was just ok in the pen, but it’s an iron gall ink so I was afraid to let it sit in the pen for fear it wouldn’t get used. I picked it as the first pen of the day and that was often the only pen of the day. More when it either grows on my and I write it dry, or I get tired of it and flush it early.
Some links of interest…
Review: M201 Bayou (2015) – The Pelikan’s Perch // I’m not a fan of pen stores having exclusive editions although I certainly understand why they do it. In the case of Pelikan it seems like they’re doing more than making a minor change and calling it an exclusive. They’re nice colors which probably aren’t cost effective or have enough material available for large manufacturing runs. Plus they seem to make the pen unique in a couple of ways.
Montblanc 149 Diplomat 90th Anniversary Meisterstück Edition – mycoffeepot.org
Fountain K Press Release – KarasKustoms // I’m glad to see KarasKustoms has moved away from launching everything on Kickstarter. Despite my love of the Ink I’ll be passing on the thinner Fountain K. If you have an Ink and want a Fountain K with a nib that’s compatible with the Ink then you’ll want to read the press release and be on the lookout for the initial release, before they change nibs.
Vintage Pen Market: How it All Went Down – Wonder Pens // Nice to see things like this from a pen shop. Unfortunately it was about 500 miles and one border crossing away from me.
Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter Update – Pens! Paper! Pencils! // Nice to see an update after a product has been used for a couple of months after the review.
Dip Nib Primer — The Pen Addict
About the TWSBI ECO – Inktronics // The TWSBI ECO seems to be getting mostly favorable reviews. While it’s still too new to be decisive, the quality seems to be good. Still, this isn’t enough for me to go ahead and order one.
Platinum Ascending Dragon – Calligraphy Nut // Beautiful
The Washington DC pen show was last weekend and it seems like I was one of the handful of people who weren’t there. There were a lot of write-ups about the show, here are a few that I particularly enjoyed although they did make me jealous.
A Full Heart: The 2015 DC Pen Show – From the Pen Cup
What I learned at the DC Pen Show — The Purl Bug
D.C. Pen Show Insanity: The Saturday and Sunday Recap! — The Gentleman Stationer
Washington DC Pen Show 2015 – That One Pen
DC Pen Show Post 2015 – Inkdependence!