My fountain pen usage was finally up a bit this past week. I did the usual journaling, note taking, and list making. But then I added a written draft of my first impressions of the newly arrive Spoke Icon. Hopefully, I’ll be able to turn that written draft into electronic bits for a post early in the week. I also did a few pages of just random writing as a way to use my pens.
I also broke my standard practice and put aside a couple of pens to be flushed early. The TWSBI Swipe, while a pen that performed well, had become boring, so it was flushed. While not boring, the Kaweco Brass Sport remained unused since it was inked. A Lamy Pico ballpoint had become my jeans pocket carry, so the Kaweco was also put in the cleaning queue.
Current Reads, Watches & Listens
Reading: Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Short Stories by Elmore Leonard. A collection of western themed short stories.
- Spoke Icon (EF) with a British Racing Green barrel, a brass insert, and a grooved brass gripping section. The pen arrived Monday afternoon.
- Esterbrook (Kenro) OS Estie (EF) – Seaglass w/ Palladium trim. Still out on the ship (I’m guessing)
- Lamy 2000 Oblique-Medium I really like the looks for the original black Lamy 2000, but even with my favorite nib grind I just can’t get comfortable using the pen.
Out of Rotation
- TWSBI Swipe (EF) – It wasn’t empty, but I added a pen, so I wanted to remove one pen. I haven’t been using this one very much these days.
- Kaweco Brass Sport (EF) – I’ve barely used this since it was inked up a little over a month ago, so I decided to flush it out. I had stopped carrying it in lieu of the Lamy Pico ballpoint (scandelous!)
- Spoke Icon (EF) was inked with Waterman Blue-Black. (A bottle from before the name changes.) I had issues with the included in cartridge, so I picked a always perfectly performing Waterman ink.