Sunday Notes and Links

Edison Huson Grande Favorite Fountain Pen - October 31, 2015 with Montblanc Boardeaux inside

I didn’t really have a favorite pen and ink this week. The Sailor Pro Gear lost its chance due to a leaky converter. My F-C Model 66 was a contender until it burped ink on the page. My most used was my Conway Stewart FPH 60th Anniversary pen. I wrote it dry and will be reviewing it soon. It doesn’t make it to favorite status because it too was problematic, requiring me to prime the feed a couple of times. If I was forced to pick a favorite among my currently inked pens it would be the Edison Huron Grande (again). I didn’t use it very often this past week, but it does look good sitting on my desk.

If you missed it – I’m running a giveaway. You have until month’s end to enter but since entry requires snail mail don’t wait to long.

Cult Pens is having their annual pens for kids event. Full details are at the link but it’s worth pointing out you will be charged shipping, but if all you have is the donation and use a credit/debit card then the shipping will be refunded.

Some links of interest…

Tale of a Vandal Pen Repairer: Namiki Inset Nib – Peaceable Writer // Some pens are worth fixing

Refining my pen collecting focus — TooManyInks // This concept is foreign to me.

Pilot Vanishing Point Review – The Pen Haul

Buying From a Local Online Retailer – Pens! Paper! Pencils! // Mainly a UK perspective but it could apply to other countries too. I’m lucky being in the U.S., both because of the local (read that as in the US) retailers and that import taxes and fees are minimal. I’ve never paid any import fees or taxes when ordering from overseas retailers.

Review: Moleskine Soft Cover XL Plain – The Well-Appointed Desk // I’m not a Moleskine fan, but it sounds like the paper is improving. Unless it’s just this model.

Review: Franklin Christoph Model 66 Stabilis — Alt. Haven // A review of the pen with a Ice acrylic and an extra fine nib.

TWSBI Diamond 580RB – EF Nib — The Finer Point // Review of a pen that stood the test of time and is one of Jenny’s favorites

A pen show happened:

Scriptus Toronto Pen Show 2015 | – Wonder Pens

Scriptus 2015 Pen Show Recap — Gorgeous.Ink

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.