Sunday Notes and Links – October 9, 2016

Shawn Newton Eastman with Packaging

I was happy to received my latest fountain pen as the week came to a close. It was a custom pen from Shawn Newton and arrived a bit earlier than expected. It’s his Eastman model but set up to use Esterbrook nibs. The vintage Esterbrook pens are too small and light for me to use comfortably on a regular basis. Now I have a great pen that uses all 31 of my Esterbrook nibs. The picture up above is my pen and packaging, Shawn also posted pictures of the completed pen. I’ll have a post with my first impressions later this week.

If you missed it, the TWSBI Eco giveaway is still running.

Pen Shows

The Colorado Pen Show is almost over while the Michigan Pen Show is next weekend.

Gourmet Pens: Field Trip – Tilburg Pen Show 2016 Recap

A recap of my first Pen Show — The Finer Point

Links of Interest

Currently Inked: October 2016 — Pendora’s Box

Ethics, Bias, and FP reviews — Pen Economics // Excellent article with lots of food for thought. Like Dr. Deans, I’m an “old cynic” and consider every review biased in some way, if only by personal likes and dislikes.

In Praise Of Habits | From the Pen Cup // Excellent article, which happened to appear as I had broken a 2 month long habit of writing at least two journal pages every day.