Sunday Notes and Links

Franklin-Christoph Model 02 w/needlepoint nib and Pilot Black ink bottle

This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is the Franklin-Christoph Model 02 with Pilot Black ink. I didn’t do much writing this week since I was under the weather for most of it but this was the pen I picked early in the week.

It’s the Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., the unofficial end of summer. I compiled this post a bit early, any late links I miss will be next week.

Some links of interest…

I’m not the only one who views the start a month to update their inked fountain pens. The Finer Point and Write to Me Often both show off their current loadout.

Review: Lamy Logo // Too slim for me, otherwise it seems like a nice fountain pen.

Welcome to Pencil Month! — The Purl Bug // Ink fewer pens! Carry a pencil! Say it ain’t so! But seriously, a pencil obsession is one I understand even though it never trespassed into my fountain pen obsession despite my attempts. I still listen to The Erasable Podcaston a regular basis.

Sailor Professional Gear Slim “Sapporo” – Calligraphy Nut // Another nice but too small fountain pen.

Pelikan Souveran M400 White Tortoise – Broad Nib – Ink of Me Fondly // Continuing the them of beautiful pens too small for my tastes.

Field Notes: Item Numbers — Three Staples // Great, something else to obsess over with Field Notes.

Stationery Store Series: Dymocks of Sydney – Palimpsest // I like reading about B&M stationery (or pen) stores. I’m close enough to NYC to be able to get to some (that are still around), although it would still be a daylong adventure to make the travel worth it.

Review: Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire SE Classique Fountain Pen @couronneducomte @montblanc_world – Gourmet Pens // Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. She bought the pen because it was pretty, all that red gold makes me wince.*

The Architect Nib (and how I still have a blog) – and what about // A nib grind that’s received a lot of attention in the last few months. This time reviewed by someone who typically used the thin nibs I like.

Our Favorite Notebooks for Fountain Pen Use – // An article I missed when it first appeared but thanks to An Inkophile’s Blog I recently caught it. Yes, a retailer trying to move product, but still a wide range of good information.

Retro 1951 Tornado EXT M1 (Massdrop Exclusive) – Inklode

Check out all of this week’s links at Fountain Pen Links. If you’re looking for information about a specific pen or ink be sure to visit Pennquod.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Notes and Links

  1. Thanks for the credit. 🙂

    One thing I like about retailer blogs is the variety of products they can cover. Yes, it means they promote what they carry, but it’s useful to know that a brand of paper is good with fountain pen ink. Other things like color comparisons are good as well. If they entice me to buy from them, it’s a fair exchange for the useful information they share.

    I like your caveat that makes readers aware of the source. The more we know, the better. 🙂

  2. I meant to comment a long time ago, but I just wanted to say thanks for including my blog post in your list! I really appreciate it, especially since it was my first blog post about pens!

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