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Weekly Loadout – 2/19/13 – All Black Everything (almost)

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Notes: Wow, I have seriously been slacking on these. It’s turned into more of a bi-weekly, sometimes three weekly, maybe monthly loadout? I haven’t been changing inks all that much because I’ve been stupid busy with school, work, and other work, and the dog. So I apologize for not posting these weekly, but changing the name is too much work. SO. This Weekly Loadout has a pretty serious amount of matte black going on. I’m pretty much settled in with everything I have. Also, if something in the list doesn’t have a link associated, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s a review coming in the very near future. I would give some opinions if everything wasn’t already being reviewed / in queue to be posted, so I’m going to save myself some time, and possibly build up some hype/excitement for new stuff. I apologize if the pictures aren’t as great as they could be. I used my new Nexus 4, and I’m not totally thrilled with the camera. It’s a great device, but the camera definitely leaves something to be desired. I feel like a walking contradiction, I need the latest phones / technology, yet I prefer a fountain pen and NEED a mechanical watch on my wrist.

Also, I opened up a new feature on the site called the TRADING POST. It’s a way for readers of the site to post up their lists of pen goodies that they wish to trade. It’s similar to the ink swap threads on the popular forums, but the difference here is that you get your own page, I host your list, and I create a custom contact form that emails you directly with any trade requests. Thanks to the few people who have submitted lists! If this is something you may be interested in, check it out! Also worth noting, you do not have to have a list on the site to trade! It’s encouraged, but if you want something in one of the lists, and want to trade, by all means!

Reminders:

Keep Calm and Write On.

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Weekly Loadout – 1/14/13 – Only a few this week…

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Lamy Al-Star, Graphite – Black Fine Nib - Diamine Grey

Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black Edition – Fine Nib - Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron

Pelikan Souveran M605, Black & Rhodium – Fine nib – Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black - Medium Nib – Diamine Oxblood

Notes: I know, I know, the “weekly” loadouts aren’t exactly weekly. I apologize for that. I’ve also been slacking in terms of post frequency, so I’m posting on back to back days. I also have a pretty big announcement coming later this week that I’m really excited to share with you guys. Now, onto the loadout…

This week I have only been carrying these four around with me. I think the overall theme is quality over quantity. Since I’m between semesters at school, my pens see a bit less use and I don’t usually carry a bag to hold the 8-10 pens I usually carry. These four pens are shown above in a Libelle leather case which I have had for quite a while now. No complaints with the case at all. The pens stay in there nicely and are almost 100% protected. I still tend to keep my less expensive pens in the side slots just so nothing can damage the more expensive ones from the side. The flap over the top stays put, and being that the case was only around $20, it was quite the deal. I plan on doing a feature on pen storage in the very near future so stay tuned for that.

Another thing that’s new about this loadout is the Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black Edition. I have been DROOLING over this pen since it was announced, and got a bit of exciting news, so I bought it for myself as a little reward. It’s my first Sailor, and so far I am loving it. Once again, a review will be coming shortly. I don’t have a top/bottom combo this week, because I really like what I have going on with all of these pens. I have bottles of each of the inks (read: I liked them enough to buy them) so everything is a tried and true favorite. The loadout was written on a Clairefontaine Classic Side Wirebound notebook, which you will also be seeing a review for soon!

Reminder: I am taking submissions for your Weekly Loadouts! Click here for instructions on how to do that!

Keep Calm and Write On.

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Video: The Process (Fountain Pen, Ink, and Stationery Reviews)

Promotional Video for edjelley.com – Fountain Pen, Ink and Stationery Reviews.

Going full-force in 2013, edjelley.com will be featuring tons of fountain pen, ink and stationery reviews on Lamy, Pelikan, Pilot, Noodler’s Ink, Diamine Inks, Rhodia Paper Products, Maruman Paper Products and much much more. I wanted to bring some multimedia to the website and thought a montage of my review process would be a great way to show the readers what I do.

Filmed by:
Eric Kjeldsen
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Thanks:
Juli Padilla, Dom Delledera, Tom Colello, Tom Juba