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.