This Week’s Ink – Oct. 21, 2012

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The pens in this week’s daily carry.

It’s Sunday, that means picking and inking pens for the week ahead. Well that’s the theory, but it’s the same pens this week as the last two weeks.

Actually, the Stipula went dry and I haven’t refilled or replaced it.

The Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black also went dry. I refilled it with a Sailor black ink cartridge. The Scribal Workshop Kraken Black ink was finicky. I wanted to like it but it was too temperamental. The ink change helped me eliminate the pen as the cause. I went with the ink cartridge because I needed an empty cartridge and I hate to waste ink. I want the cartridge because my ear syringe doesn’t make a good seal for flushing the pen.

This Week’s Ink – Oct. 21, 2012

Photo of this week's pen
The pens in this week’s daily carry.

It’s Sunday, that means picking and inking pens for the week ahead. Same pens this week as last week.

The New Dunn Penn got a refill of Apache Sunset. I broke my rule about rotating the pen out when it went dry. I really like that ink and the way it looks in the pen so I couldn’t help refilling it. This pen & ink is the main reason nothing else went dry from last week.

This Week’s Ink – Oct. 7, 2012

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The pens in this week’s daily carry.

It’s Sunday, that means picking and inking pens for the week ahead. A lot of turnover this weej since I decided not to refill a pen when it went dry, no matter how much I like writing with it.

So this week’s pens are:

  1. Sailor 1911 Sterling Silver with a medium nib and J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite ink.
  2. Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic with a medium italic nib and Waterman blue-black ink.
  3. Stipula Model T with Montblanc Bordeaux ink. It’s the pen I’m using to write the draft of this article.
  4. Gate City New Dunn with a medium nib and Noodler’s Apache Sunset. This is the “Tattler” version and I think the Apache Sunset ink looks cool in it.
  5. Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black with a fine nib and Scribal Work Shop Kraken Black ink. This is a new ink, so also new to me.
  6. Bexley Imperial with a fine nib and J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage ink. Finally an ebonite pen back in the rotation.
  7. Franklin-Christoph Model 29 with a fine nib a J. Herbin Lie De The ink. This is my pocket pen for the week.While not as easy to “uncap” as the Vanishing Point, the magnetic cap does make it easy to open and start writing.

Five pens from last week were returned to the pen case. The F-C Model 66 was benched so that other pens would have a chance. I would use it almost exclusively when I was home.

I finally used up all the purple ink in the Caran d Ache Ivanhoe. I like the pen, but it’s a little thin for my tastes and not suited for long writing sessions. But the nib puts down a nice thin line when small lettering is necessary.

The Conway Stewart Marlborough Vintage is a lever filler with a small ink supply, so it never lasts very long. The pen had some feed problems but I’m hoping the last minor adjustment cleared thing up. It’ll be back soon.

The Franklin-Christoph Model 25 was replaced because it was the first F-C to go dry and I was a little Franklin-Christoph heavy. But it will hard to keep it’s stub nib un-inked.

Finally, the Pilot Vanishing Point was benched despite it’s suitability as a pocket pen. It’s a little strange to not be carrying a Vanishing Point.

I have too many pens so I have to get used to swapping out pens I like if I want to be able to use all my pens. I do tell myself I’ll only accumulate pens that I will use.

This Week’s Ink – Sept. 30, 2012

Photo of the pens in this week's daily carry
The pens in this week’s daily carry

This week’s ink is the same as last week’s ink. This was partly due to less writing and larger capacity pens. But mainly it was because the Franklin-Christoph Model 66 has been my pen of choice when I’m home. So this week’s picture and list is the same as a week ago.

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Pen and ink ready for the week

This Week’s Ink – Sept. 23, 2012

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The pens in this week’s daily carry

It’s Sunday, so time to pick the pens for the week ahead and ink them up.

Two pens were dropped from my daily carry and replaced by two others. So from left to right the pens are:

  1. Sailor 1911 Sterling Silver – A new addition to the daily carry. It hasn’t been inked in months. Now its medium nib is ready with J Herbin 1670 Rogue Hematite. This is the first time I’ve used this ink.
  2. Caran D Ache Ivanhoe – A holdover from last week. It has a fine 18kt gold, rhodium plated nib and is still filled with J. Herbin Violette Pensee ink. I just don’t use a lot of purple ink.
  3. Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic – Another holdover from last week. It’s got a medium italic nib and Waterman blue-black ink.
  4. Stipula Model T. – It’s still filled with Montblanc Bordeaux.
  5. Conway Stewart Marlborough Vintage – It’s filled with Diamine Ancient Copper and has a medium nib.
  6. Gate City New Dunn Pen – A new addition to my daily carry. It’s large ink cavity is filled with Noodler’s Apache Sunset. I inked it last week and liked it so much I had to add it to this week’s carry.
  7. Pilot Vanishing Point Charcoal Marble 2012 LE – With a fine 18k gold, rhodium plated nib. It’s filled with Mont Blanc Racing Green ink. This is my pocket pen.

These are my daily carries but I’ve got some additional pens inked up too, the complete list is below.

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Pen and ink ready for the week