Sunday Notes and Links

I added a few pen blogs to my resources/links page, check them out.

Some links of interest from the past week:

Gourmet Pens reviews a second Franklin-Christoph ink, this time it’s Dark Denim. I don’t need more ink, but I think I’ll come back from D.C. with a complete set of F-C ink.

Everyday Commentary has a review of the Pilot Vanishing Point. This is interesting because it’s a review from a non-Fountain Pen user. EC typically reviews knives and he uses the same review format for the pen an it scores 20 out of 20.

Last week I though Visconti had the coolest pen ever. I was wrong, they have it this week. Now I just need to win the lottery.

FPGeeks is giving away a Kaweco 3 pen set. Ending June 30th.

Seize the Dave has a review of J. Herbin Rouge Opera.

Rants of the Archer has a review of the Sheaffer Taranis. I haven’t decided if I like this pen or not. The pictures look good, but there’s a lot of chrome which is usually a turn off for me. I’ll have to see one in real life.

Silent Seeing has a review of the Franklin-Christoph Model 33, one of the F-C pens not in my accumulation. (via The Pen Addict)

From the Pen Cup has a review of the gorgeous Bamboo Style pen from Ken Carvers.

 

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Sunday Notes and Links

I broke my “no pens ’til DC” resolution and added two pens to my accumulation. They arrived today, earlier than expected. So I inked them up to fill the two empty slots in this week’s ink.

Photo of a 1945 Parker Duofold Senior

Parker 1945 Duofold Senior with a fine nib and R&K Leipziger Schwarz

Photo of a Sheaffer Triumph Lifetime

Sheaffer Triumph Lifetime with xf/f nib and R&K Sepia

Links

Inkdependence  has a review of Organic Studios Edgar Allen Poe Ink.

Edjelly is giving away a Pilot Prera to celebrate is 100th post. The giveaway ends June 19th. He also has a review of the Seven Seas Tomoe River Paper Pad.

From the Pen Cup has a review of the Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Nighthawk. It’s hard to resist the pen and this review doesn’t help.

The Pen Addict has a review of the affordable Pilot Metropolitan. He also has a long list of links for reading this weekend.

While way more than I can spend for a pen, the Visconti Pininfarina Carbongrafite Retractable Nib Fountain Pen is one cool pen (via FPGeeks).

A video on Lamy’s design and manufacturing process. (via FPGeeks)

The Clicky Post muses on Doane Paper and Products.

The Good, The Bad, and The Rest at Inkophile.

There’s a new Mabie Todd website.