Sunday Notes and Links


This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is my Pilot Custom 823 with Pelikan Blue-Black ink. I’ve written most of my pens dry this month and the Pilot Custom 823 is one of the few left with ink. (For me, six is a few, especially when half of them are desk-bound). It’s one of those pens that does everything right except being a colored demonstrator which I dislike. This one fault keeps me from using it, but when I do use it I realize it’s one of the best writing pens that I have. If this pen was solid black, with rhodium trim I might never put it down.

If you missed it, I’m running a giveaway. It runs to the end of the month but getting your entry in will take time, so don’t wait too long. I expected all my readers to already have a fountain pen. I was wrong so I updated the rules to allow them to enter. If you don’t already have a fountain pen check the post for what you need to do to enter.

Some links of interest…

I say NO to Shimmertastic Inks — TooManyInks // Me too. Especially for the third & fourth reasons.

Fountain Pen Revolution Nib Shootout – Hey there! SBREBrown // Worth viewing if you’re interested in FPR pens.

Pen Review: Pelikan M205 Amethyst – The Pen Habit // A nice looking pen. Lucky for there’s enough that I don’t like so I’m not tempted.

Why I use fountain pens – inkstainednib // First post from a new pen blog. Be sure the check out the reviews that have been done.

RECAP: A VISIT TO CONID – The Pencilcase Blog // A nice behind the scenes look.

Fountain Pen Filling Systems – My Pen Needs Ink

Hiroshi’s Pilot – Crónicas Estilográficas

Review: Faber-Castell Basic leather edition — Alt. Haven

Pilot Kakuno Review — The Finer Point

Introducing: The Spreadsheet – // I found a spreadsheet didn’t work for me, but if you think it will work for you then this is a good start.

Pen Review: The Scriptorium Balladeer — The Gentleman Stationer

November Pens And Inks – An Inkophile’s Blog

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.