Sunday Notes and Links – May 1, 2016

What I Used

Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age with R&K Blau-Schwarz LE ink bottleLast Sunday I didn’t have a favorite fountain pen & ink because I had barely used any of my pens. This past week was the polar opposite. I used all my inked fountain pens for extended period so there was plenty of competition. I wrote seven of them dry during the week. It all started with writing a few letters Sunday afternoon and continued right on during the week. The fountain pen & ink that rose above all the others was my Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age with its extra fine nib and Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz LE ink. Continuing the trend of the week it went dry while writing the draft of this article.

What Others Are Using and Doing

Tessa visits the London Stationery Show 2016

Bob at My Pen Needs Ink is forced to one pen and issues a One Pen Challenge. My response – No Way!

Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk picked up a couple of older Sheaffers. She also had a bad (failed) pen repair experience. Ana’s experience fits in with the question Dr. Deans asked (and answered) at The Pen Economist – Why Aren’t Vintage Pens Aren’t Popular?.

Gourmet Pens shows a Lamy Vista eyedropper conversion.

Ian from Pens! Paper! Pencils! met a pen maker.

Paul from Gorgeous Ink shares his monthly loadout which begins with a spring vacation for the family.

Inkophile found that Staples Sugarcane paper has declined in quality. I’m sorry to see this as I liked these notebooks.

Pen Shows & Other News

Goulet Pens has a video recap of the Atlanta Pen show.

The Chicago Pen Show is going on this weekend. The Triangle Pen Show (Raleigh, NC) is June 2nd through 5th. You’ll need a weekend registration to attend Thursday or before 1PM on Friday. Here’s some photos from the show via Inkdepenence.

The next European pen show is the Nuremberg Pen Show on May 21st.

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