This Week’s Ink – Sept. 16, 2012

Photo of this week's carry
This week’s daily carry

It’s another Sunday and time to pick some pens and ink for the week ahead.

Only three pens are held over from last week. Another three are new pens that arrived last week. So from left to right the pens are:

  1. Edison Nouveau Premiere LE is an ebonite pen. It’s got a fine steel nib and Diamine Ancient Copper ink. Another holdover from last week.
  2. Caran D Ache Ivanhoe is another holdover from last week. It has a fine 18kt gold, rhodium plated nib and is filled with J. Herbin Violette Pensee ink.
  3. Franklin-Christoph Model 25 Eclipse. This is a new pen that arrived last week. It’s got a .9mm stub nib and is filled with Aurora Black ink.
  4. Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic also arrived last week. It’s got a medium italic nib and Waterman blue-black ink.
  5. Stipula Model T. The third new pen. It’s filled with Montblanc Bordeaux.
  6. Conway Stewart Marlborough Vintage with a medium nib. It’s filled with Diamine Ancient Copper.
  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.

I had some problems with the Franklin-Christoph Model 02. But I have to admit I didn’t clean the new pen first so that may have had something to do with it, rather than the De Atramentis Black Edition Green ink or the pen itself. I flushed it out and refilled with Waterman Blue-Black and it’s been fine.

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

List of currently inked pens
Samples of my currently inked pens

This Week’s Ink – Sept. 9, 2012

Photo of this week's daily carry
This week’s daily carry

It’s another Sunday and time to pick some pens and ink for the week ahead.

There’s only 5 pens to start the week. Two of last week’s pens went dry and I decided to rotate them out rather than re-ink them. I’m expecting some new pens in the week ahead so will save the open slots for them.

So from left to right the pens are:

  1. Edison Pearl 2012 LEE is an ebonite pen with a fine steel nib The ink is J. Herbin Lie de The (Tea Brown). Both the pen and ink are the same as last week.
  2. Franklin-Christoph Model 29 Bellus with a fine steel nib. The ink is Rohrer & Klingner Schreibtinte (Blue-Schwarz). Both the pen and ink are holdovers from last week. I expect this will get more use this week and will probably be my daily writer at the office. I like the ink, the pen is taking some time to get used to as it’s  different than my typical pen in ways I didn’t think of when buying it.
  3. Edison Nouveau Premiere LE is another ebonite pen. It’s got a fine steel nib and Diamine Ancient Copper ink. Another holdover from last week. I like the pen and ink but don’t use a red ink for extended writing, just notations. So while it gets daily use, not much ink flows out the nib.
  4. Caran D Ache Ivanhoe is another holdover from last week. It has a fine 18kt gold, rhodium plated nib and is filled with J. Herbin Violette Pensee ink.
  5. 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 replaces my Matte Black Vanishing Point as my pocket pen.

The Pilot Vanishing Point Matte Black got a cleaning and put on the shelf for the first time since I got it in March. Time to give another pen a chance. But I really like the pen and reviewed it last week.

The Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Desk Pen was my daily writer. I refilled it with my remaining sample of Robert Louis Stevenson and it’s almost empty. I haven’t put it on the shelf, but I’ll be keeping it home, in my desk. Appropriate for the name I guess. I like the pen, a lot, but it isn’t the best choice as a pen for me to use at work. I’ll cover that when I review it. Bit first I want to use different inks in it and try it on a variety of paper.

So no additions to this week’s pen carry, at least not until the new pens arrive.

This Week’s Ink – Sept 2, 2012

Picture on this week's inked pens
This week’s daily carry

I typically sort through my pens on Sunday and ink up 7 of them for the week ahead, Six of them go in my Franklin-Christoph Penvelope 6 case which travels in my computer bag. The seventh goes in my shirt pocket.

The theme this week ended up being “new”. Four of the pens are new. While I typically use Waterman Florida Blue as the first ink in my pens I decided to use some of my new ink so there’s 4 new inks in the mix.

The pens are pictured from left to right:

  1. Edison Pearl 2012 LEE is an ebonite pen with a fine steel nib The ink is J. Herbin Lie de The (Tea Brown). This is a new ink for me.
  2. Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Desk Pen with an extra fine steel nib. The ink is the De Atramentis Robert Louis Stevenson. In addition to being a new ink and ink brand for me this has to be one of the longest ink names I’ve ever used.
  3. Franklin-Christoph Model 29 Bellus with a fine steel nib. The ink brand is also new to me – Rohrer & Klingner Schreibtinte (Blue-Schwarz).
  4. Pilot Vanishing Point Charcoal Marble 2012 LE with a fine 18k gold, rhodium plated nib. It’s filled with Mont Blanc Racing Green ink.
  5. Edison Nouveau Premiere LE is another ebonite pen. It’s got a fine steel nib and Diamine Ancient Copper ink. This is another new ink brand for me.
  6. Caran D Ache Ivanhoe is the old pen of the bunch, having added it to my accumulation in November 2003. Nothing about this pen is on my checklist of what I look for in a pen. yet this pen remains one of my favorites. It has a fine 18kt gold, rhodium plated nib and is filled with J. Herbin Violette Pensee ink.
  7. The Pilot Vanishing Point Matte Black “Stealth” has been my pocket pen since I got it back in March. It’s got a fine 18kt gold, rhodium plated nib. It’s filled with Pilot black ink in a cartridge. I use cartridges in this for the capacity and the ease of re-inking when I’m away from home.

I don’t typically have so many new pens being added to the mix and this will become apparent in the upcoming weeks. I also typically have at least one wider nib in the mix but decided to go the new pens.