Currently Inked: June 2017

It's been a few months since I last posted a Currently Inked.  Over this time, I've experimented with the number of pens I have inked up at any time. At one point I had as many as 12 pens inked.  It got to be a bit too much to manage.  Too many pens to track and maintain.  Now I'm trying to keep to 6 inked pens with a complete refresh every month. 

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Happy New Year & I'm Back!

Hello Pen Friends! Happy New Year to all!

December went by in a flash and we're already more than a week into 2017. Apologies for dropping off suddenly for the past few weeks. It was unintended for sure. Things just got super hairy with work and the holidays, out-of-town visitors and some travelling of my own. If I was better at planning, I would have seen the busy period coming and prepared blog posts in advance.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to visit the blog. This will just be a short post to let you know that I'm back and will ease into a regular posting routine.

Throwback Thursday: Quick Look at Lamy 2000 + Akkerman Parkapop Purple

Honestly, I have no idea how the time has gone so fast.  I’ve been completely swamped with work projects, business trips and family stuff.  But still, I’m enjoying my fountain pens and, in particular, looking back at pen + ink combinations from my sultry August line-up.

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Throwback Thursday: Quick Look at Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Translucent Bronze + Franklin-Christoph Tenebris Purpuratum

Well, while pen friends in the United States are celebrating Thanksgiving Day, it’s just a regular Thursday for me.  For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I look at another pen + ink combination from my August line-up.

Handwritten Review

Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Translucent Bronze S.I.G. F

Ink:  Franklin-Christoph Tenebris Purpuratum

Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid

 

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Fountain Pen Addicts

Pen friends in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and the countdown to Black Friday begins!  It got me thinking that a holiday gift guide would be helpful.  This guide is primarily intended for the non-pen person looking for a gift for the fountain pen aficionado, whether newbie or seasoned, in his or her life.

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