Sunday Notes and Links

Pilot VB with Left Oblique and R&K Scabiosa

This week’s favorite fountain pen and ink combination is my newly inked Pilot Vanishing Point with a left oblique nib and R&K Scabiosa ink. I was looking for a ink to use when writing postcard replies to the contest entrants. Instead of inking multiple pens, which was my first impulse, I picked this combination. Scabiaso is a iron gall ink so it’s perfect for a postcard potentially exposed to the elements, while it has some color. The glossy postcards I have aren’t the best for showing off any fountain pen ink so I’ve been forced to use this combination for regular writing.

Some links of interest…

Diplomat Aero Matt Silver — Informal Scribble // Interesting fountain pen. When I saw the first picture I though it was a ballpoint thanks to the silver on the end of the barrel.

Scrikks NoteLook Notebook Review – Hey there! SBREBrown

The Need To Ink – An Inkophile’s Blog // I can relate

Madrid Pen Show 2015 – Crónicas Estilográficas // To answer the question posed in the first sentence – Yes! because Pen shows are more than just pens. | Leigh Reyes. My Life As a Verb.

My view from the desert: thoughts on my exile from pen buying – A fool with a pen // Very good points

OMAS – canetas e coisas // The clip caught my attention.

Pen Review: Lamy 2000 Stainless Steel – The Pen Habit // I usually can’t resist metal pens, but this one is easy for me to resist. Maybe it’s because I know the price, maybe it’s because I have the Makrolon version and love everything about it.

Recent Acquisitions: Nibs, Nibs, Nibs – A Penchant for Paper

The Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop: A Review — The Pen Addict

Edison Pearlette – The Passionate Penman

Review: Pilot Custom 74 – KurleyMcD // Good review that also demonstrates why I prefer reviews after a pen has been used for a couple months, or more.

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.