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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Currently Inked: November 2016

October came and went in a flash!  With the Scriptus pen showthis past Sunday and yesterday being Halloween, I didn't have much time to prepare my pen + ink combos for November.  Without further ado, here they are...

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Currently Inked: Loadout for Trip to Philadelphia

After coming home from my annual family cottage vacation, I barely got my luggage unpacked before repacking for a short trip to Philadelphia.  A few days was for working but there was a little time for sightseeing too. 

Since this would be shorter trip I decided to pack lightly in terms of writing instruments and stationery especially since I was intending NOT to check any baggage.

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Currently Inked: August 2016

I headed off for my annual family cottage vacation a few days before the end of July. It was a hectic last week before I left so there wasn't time for me to switch to August ink fillings, plus, many of the pens inked up in July were 'not quite' used up.  So, I did what any reasonable pen and ink addict with do in this circumstance...I packed up all my July pens, my planned August pens and all the ink I could find that was in plastic bottles or vials.   These are think pairings I ended up with.


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Currently Inked: Trio of Franklin-Christoph Eye-Dropper Pens

Ever since I got my third Franklin-Christoph (FC) pen, the Model 20 in Wonder Pens exclusive Translucent Bronze, I had wanted to eye-dropper it along with its FC siblings, the Pocket 40 and the Model 66.  Finally the stars aligned for my May ink-pairings for me to make it happen.

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Currently Inked: May 2016

This time I did a slightly better job at timing my mid-April same ink refills so I have less holdovers. As well, I spread out the pen cleaning over a few days which made things easier. I got a lot of new inks right at the end of April which made for fun May ink fillings.


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Currently Inked: April 2016

Tracking of my pen and ink combinations in a central place has helped my senile mind greatly.  I still feel the choice of using the Tomoe River Notebook bound by Coach House Press for Wonderpens for my Currently Inked log is a good one.  Great paper in a nice form factor.

It was a little hard to choose the new inks this month due to the number of holdovers from last month.  It was kind of unfortunate I was forced to top up a few pens with 3 days left in March to accommodate a one-day out of town trip.  But, it's all good as long as I have pens with ink to write with.  

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First Impressions Review: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Wonder Pens Exclusive

The first Franklin-Christoph I got was the Model 66.  I got it with the ice body expressly to eye-dropper.  However, the one pen I had my eye on was the Model 20 Marietta which was just being pre-released at the time that I discovered it and was only available in black.   Still, I admired the Model 20 for its simple clean lines and the convenient slip cap.  I liked the idea of a slip cap for quick access.  But I really wanted to eye-dropper a pen with a translucent body so that's how I opted for an ice Model 66.

My second and third Franklin-Christoph pens were purchased at the same time from MassDrop: Pocket 40s in ice-blue violet and blue violet-ice.  I love the portability of the Pocket 40.  I gifted the ice-blue violet to my sister-in-law who is also a fountain pen aficionado.  And so, I was left with 2 Franklin-Christophs. 

A couple weeks ago Wonderpens dropped hints that they were bringing in an exclusive Franklin-Christoph pen.  I was so stoked that my favourite family-run Canadian pen shop was bringing Franklin-Christoph pens to Canada.

When the Franklin-Christoph Model 20 in a dark, smokey Translucent Bronze was revealed I knew that I had to get it.  I knew this one would be spectacular as an eye-dropper pen....

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