Well now, things are changing again. I moved into a new apartment last weekend. Technically, I signed the lease and I now eat and sleep there. But “moved in” is a bit of a stretch. Furniture will be arriving tomorrow and next weekend so things are still hectic. The one piece of furniture that did arrive is the least needed but a welcome arrival, a new writing desk. It’s one I’ve seen on various furniture store websites, all called something different and sells for a wide range of prices. It’s nothing special, but I like the look. I’ll provide more info once I’ve used it a bit, and pictures once the clutter is cleaned up. Being the most convenient flat surface it’s become cluttered. The photo above shows my currently inked pens in the desk.
I inked up some more pens this week. The following pens join the Brass Sport (not shown), Regency Stripe (in the Fodderstack XL along with a Retro 51 rollerball), and Pilot Custom 823 (on the Seed case):
From left to right in the Dudek Pen stand:
- Sheaffer Balance II Jade Green with Sheaffer Emerald Green (Yellow box).
- Sheaffer Balance II Crimson Glow with Monteverde Napa Burgundy.
- Sheaffer Balance II Aspen with Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Permanent Grey.
All three of the Balance II pens have Sheaffer’s lovely 18kt gold Feathertouch nib which writes closer to a fine than a western medium.
- Sailor Pro Gear King of Pen with a 21kt medium nib and Sheaffer Peacock Blue (Yellow box) ink.
- Fisher of Pens Hermes with a fine nib and my favorite ink, Montblanc Bordeaux.
Yes, the Kaweco Brass Sport missed another photo. Despite being in my jeans pocket I always forget to include it, and I’m too lazy to take another photo when I realize it’s missing.
A new pen arrived for me on Saturday, although I’ve yet to ink it up. This one is a new to me vintage Sheaffer which replaces nothing, just a welcome addition. I’m still deciding on the ink. It’s seems fitting that an old Sheaffer should get one of my older Sheaffer inks to inaugurate it. My top two ink choices are already in use, so I’m still debating. With this purchase I’ve already equaled last years new pen count, although last year it was swap to replace my Esterbrook Estie with a look I preferred but which wasn’t available at launch. More after I’ve inked and used the pen a bit.
Esterbrook Nib Numbers and Writing Samples – Fountain Pen Love // via The Pen Addict
Peoples Journal Project // I received this as a marketing email, while not for me it sounds interesting and I figured I’d share it.
Taking Advantage Of What’s On Hand | An Inkophile’s Blog
Happy New Year! // Travels 2019-2020 – Weirdoforest Pens
Stamps, Scientific Charts, and Hand-Drawn Maps Occupy Every Inch of Travel Notebooks by José Naranja | Colossal via The Cramped
Crónicas Estilográficas: War (I) // also check out his two more recent posts.
My 2019 Retrospective — The Gentleman Stationer
How this Japanese method of saving money changed my life—and made me richer – The Cramped // Another reason to use our pens. Check out both links if you’re interested.
The Downside of the Handwritten Novel — The Pen Addict // While not the same, I find my blog posts and other writings are better in the end if they start out of paper.
Does Platignum Deserve Its Bad Reputation? – Goodwriterspens’s Blog
Just Right: The Theme System Journal | From the Pen Cup // I decided the try this journal and it arrived this past week. It’s still in the shrink wrap.
2020 Planner Set-Up. — The Finer Point
Pen Show Prep 2020 and My One-Pen Challenge — The Gentleman Stationer
Scenes from the 2020 Philadelphia Pen Show — The Gentleman Stationer