My fountain pen usage was up a bit this week. I journaled at least one page each night and returned to a normal level of work related note taking. InCoWriMo has been a complete failure for me. While I didn’t expect to write a letter or postcard every day I had intended to catch up on correspondence and I haven’t even started that.
My Montblanc Ultra Black (OM) when dry right after I published my Currently Inked post, as expected. I gave it a quick flush and returned it to the rotation with the same Montblanc Bordeaux.
Pen Shows & Clubs
The Los Angeles pen show is at the end of this week, from February 16th to 19th.
Appleton Pen Club – Pen Lovers Playdate – // February 9, 2017 at 7pm in Appleton, WI USA
What Others Are Using
Eversharp Skylines and an Aurora – Inktronics // I’ve always liked the looks of Skylines but I could never bring myself to buy one.
Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze EF – The Clumsy Penman’s InKfusion Site // One of my favorite, if not the favorite, fountain pen.
Pen Review: Pelikan M800 Souverain Burnt Orange Special Edition — The Gentleman Stationer // While I can’t bring myself to add a second M80X to my collection (despite being a great pen), every time I see this pen my resistance weakens.
Fountain Pen Sales Are Surging, Despite Flat Luxury Global Sales – Bloomberg // More mainstream news about fountain pens although I think it calls me peculiar: “The fountain pen has not gone the way of the horse and buggy. Rather, the correct analogy is with the horse itself: It would be peculiar to use one as your only mode of transportation, but it’s a privilege to trot one out on special occasions.”