Currently Inked – April 2016

It’s the beginning of another month, which means another currently inked post. There was a lot of churn in my fountain pen rotation during March.Only four of the eight pen & ink combinations lasted through the month and the total inked pens grew to 14 mid-month but was back down to ten by month’s end.

I added three pen to my rotation as April began, bringing my current inked pen count back up to 13. The last three additions had an unattended theme. I first picked my long unused Sailor 1911 Sterling which needed polishing. Since I was already polishing I picked my other two sterling silver pens and polished them up before inking them. Shiny!

The Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age stayed in the rotation, but now with a much more enjoyable ink. I did keep the Montblanc Golden Yellow ink in the rotation but in a pen much more suited to its behavior.

On to the pens. As usual, the pens are in the same order as the writing samples except for the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen which is horizontal in both photos(and has its name on it). Links are to a review or ink notes if they exist, or a “This Just In” post if there’s no review.

Currently Inked - April 2016
Currently Inked - April 2016
Currently Inked writing samples- April 2016

Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age (extra fine)R&K Blau-Schwarz LE // Pelikan M805 Stresemann (extra-fine) – Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black //  Edison Menlo Pump Filler (extra fine) – Athena Sepia // Platinum Carbon Desk Pen – Platinum Carbon Black (cartridge) // Kaweco Brass Sport (extra fine) – Kaweco Black cartridge // Pilot Vanishing Point (XXXF) – Pilot Black cartridge // Edison Extended Mina (extra fine) – Sheaffer Peacock Blue // Sheaffer Balance II (Crimson Glow) (medium) – Noodler’s Berning Red // Sheaffer Balance II (Jade Green) (medium) – Omas Green // Omas 360 Vintage LE (fine) – Montblanc Golden Yellow // Sailor 1911 Sterling (m. stub) – Visconti Burgundy // Namiki Sterling Silver Dragon (medium) – R&K Smoragdegün // Namiki Sterling Silver Hawk (fine) – Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Green