Sunday Links – June 20, 2021

It’s the June Solstice today, meaning it’s the start of astronomical summer here in North America. Although, not until 11:32PM in my part of the world.

Yesterday was the first time Juneteenth was a national holiday in the US.

Both of these are good reasons to not have a full trail log this week, so those are the reasons that I’m officially using. Today brings just the links I’ve collected throughout the week.

Günther Wagner’s Black Horse: A History Of The Rap-Pen « The Pelikan’s Perch

Fountain Pen Ink Review: Vinta Inks Vintage and Neon Capsule Collections | Rants of The Archer

Top 5 Fountain Pens $100-$200 Update — The Pen Addict

Pen and Ink of the Week – June 14, 2021 – Conklin Herringbone — Write Experience

Fountain Pen Ink Review: New Brew Inks | Rants of The Archer

Upturned & Downturned Nibs – Left Hook Pens

Sunday Links – May 30, 2021

No Trail Log this holiday weekend, but here are the links I enjoyed during the week.

Seven Pelikans to start the week — TooMany(Pelikans/Inks)

News: A New Book Detailing Pelikan’s Limited And Special Editions Due Out Soon « The Pelikan’s Perch

2 Maine Students Win National Awards for Cursive Writing – The New York Times

Adding new blood to the dark side — mnmlscholar

When you’re out of fashion – Pam Alison Knits

Has The Market for “Limited Editions” Finally Jumped the Shark? — The Gentleman Stationer

The Pilot Deluxe Urushi – Left Hook Pens

2021 Parker 51 with Steel Nib |dapprman

Review: Ayush Notebooks From Federalist Pens | Inkophile

What Makes a Great Anniversary Edition: Kanilea Pen Company Honokalani Maile Lei — The Gentleman Stationer

A frankenpen won’t terrorize the villagers — mnmlscholar

In Case You Missed It…

A couple vendor announcements I missed initially, so in case you did too they’re here. Plus a couple articles I enjoyed.

According to a blog post at Goulet Pens, Lamy will only be distributing extra fine nibs in Germany and Asia. So unless you’re in those areas you better get them while you can. Well, assuming you match my preference for extra fine nibs. This is only for the steel nibs. Gold nibs, such as on the Lamy 2000 are unaffected.

Nock Co. will be raising their minimum order for free domestic (US) shipping from $50 to $75. You have through June 4th to get your order in under the old minimum. I recently re-ordered some paper stock from them and upped my order a bit to get the free shipping (it’s not like I won’t use the paper). I remember thinking their cases are both more expensive and lighter than the paper products and it seemed like a good deal since $50 gets a lot of paper. Getting to $75 will mean even more paper, but like I said, it will get used. Maybe their paper products will join their cases at some retailers.

I thought this post from Goodwriter’s Pens about Sheaffer pretty much summed up my view of older Sheaffers, and disappointment with modern Sheaffers. Although she’s much more knowledgable about the quality and operating mechanics of their filling systems. I love their vintage material and nibs, along with some of the older, but still modern materials and nibs.

I also enjoyed this post about using index cards. I make use of a lot of index cards (and the previously mentioned Nock Co order including restock on the “good” cards. I don’t have anywhere near the system described. They’re mostly for short term notes/planning/brainstorming and end up in the trash after a few days.

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.

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.

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

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.