I’m starting September with nine inked fountain pens, just like August. While the number is the same, there has been considerable turnover. Four pens are new to the rotation. Another two return but with different ink.
As I mentioned a few days ago, I seem to have gravitated to red inks. So this past weekend I picked a black and a brown to add to the rotation. Interestingly, at least to me, I added a second green ink. The Montblanc Irish Green is in a wide nib so I picked a much thinner nib for the Toucan Bright Green.
There’s a lot of “new” in this list. The three Franklin-Christoph pens are all less than a week old while all but two of the nine are new this year. The Esterbrook and Sheaffer being the senior citizens of the bunch, both in the duration of my ownership as well as their past lives. There’s also two new inks, in addition to the Toucan Bright Green ink the Akkerman Oranje Boven is new to me.
Both Franklin-Christoph Model 20s are down to what’s left in their feed for ink. Being new, I’ll ink them right up again, although with different inks.
So on to the the pens and inks. As usual, the Esterbrook Dip-Less isn’t pictured, otherwise the samples are in the same order as in the photos. Links are to my review or first impressions article if it exists.
Esterbrook Dip-Less (#7550) – Montblanc Corn Poppy Red // Sheaffer Balance Oversize c.1935 (b. stub) – Montblanc Irish Green // Pelikan Souverän M805 Streseman Anthracite (extra fine) – Montblanc Bordeaux // Pilot Vanishing Point Cherry Bamboo (Left Oblique) – P.W. Akkerman Oranje Boven // Kaweco Brass Sport (extra fine) – Kaweco Red cartridge // Franklin-Christoph Model 20 (medium) – GvFC Garnet Red // Franklin-Christoph Model 20 (medium stub) – Athena Sepia // Sailor Professional Gear Regency Stripe (extra fine) – Toucan Bright Green