For this weeks’ Throwback, I’m revisiting a pen + ink combination from my July line-up.
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 45 IPO Masuyama M Cursive Italic Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
Hey. Oh good. Yesterday I thought I was out of ink as I was writing the review for this pen. I’m glad to be able to finish the review of this pen + ink combo. Yu-Yake is another ink I haven’t used in a long while. It’s interesting to see it again. It’s a pretty colour. Not quite red, not quite orange. I dunno what to make of it. I should look up what is Yu-Yake in Japanese.
The MCI is a good nib to show off the shading of this ink. It wrote well with this ink. Smooth writing. Good flow. Rare to have any railroading. As usual for Pilot Iroshizuku inks, it’s well-behaved all around. I love the Iroshizuku inks and nice to try them again with all the Sailors that I’ve been trying. Flexing is fun and nice line variation. Nice. Oops. Just a touch of railroading. But the ink caught up again.
Closing Comments Just to follow up on my comment about looking up the meaning of Yu-yake: apparently it roughly means “sunset”. That’s a fitting name for this colour. It’s quite beautiful. I enjoyed it so much so that I have it inked up again for the month of October in a new Franklin-Christoph pen.
It’s that time of year again - preorder season for the next year’s edition of the Hobonichi planner. With that in mind, today’s Throwback Thursday is to what may be the most viewed post on Pendora’s Box: Hobonichi Techo vs Stalogy 365 Throwdown.
For this week’s throwback, we revisit my first impressions of the Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoiseshell which is also back in rotation for June. (Click on photos to see original post.)
Since I have my Nakaya inked up for June, it got me thinking about how I had ordered it *last* June. So here’s a throwback to my first look at the Nakaya Decapod Twist.
On June 1 last year, I posted a first look at a newly arrived pen, the Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve. Ironically, I just inked this pen up for this year’s June pen & ink load out.
A throwback to a post from last May reviewing the Lamy 2000.
A throwback to a post from last February reviewing the Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point Galaxy Raden.
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.
Well, Thanksgiving is over. Cyber Monday is done. Now that we are heading into the holiday season, my mind turns to chocolate. Who am I kidding? Any time is chocolate time.
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.
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Translucent Bronze S.I.G. F
Ink: Franklin-Christoph Tenebris Purpuratum
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
The days are shorter and the weather is cooler. But thankfully, I still have pen + ink combos from the summer to look back on. This week it’s a match up from my August line-up.
Pen: Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve M
Ink: Diamine Ancient Copper
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid