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A Friendly Reminder about the Trading Post!

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So, this post is sort of an announcement / reminder rather than a review. A few months back, I had the idea of setting up a place for people to swap ink samples, paper samples, pens, or pretty much anything fountain pen – related. So far, I’ve gotten a decent amount of submissions, and all are hosted on the TRADING POST page, ready to trade. The page as a whole has over 90 different ink samples, a bunch of paper samples, and a few pens, all anxiously awaiting trades!

Here’s how it works:

  • Head over to the TRADING POST
  • Browse the lists, find something you want
  • Click the “SoandSo’s Trade Form – Click here to trade with Soandso” at the bottom of the list you are interested in
  • You’ll be brought to their trade form, which has drop downs for all of the items they listed in the post
  • Submit the message
  • The person who you would like to trade with now has an email in their inbox with the specifics from the form

You do not have to have a form submitted to trade on the site, the Trading Post is open to everyone, and it can’t hurt to make an offer.

If you would like to submit your list, and have it published on the main page of the Trading Post, with your own custom trade form, click here for the “Trade List Submission Form”

I’ve made a few successful trades, and I couldn’t be happier. Why buy ink samples when people are willing to trade them for a small postage fee? If you have made a trade, please feel free to tell us how it went in the comments.

Happy trading!

-edjelley

Weekly Loadout – 12/10/12 – Some New Features

Weekly Loadout - 12/16/12 - Left to Right Head On

Left to Right:

Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black – Fine Nib- Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine

TWSBI Diamond 540, Demonstrator – Franklin Christoph Medium Nib – De Atramentis Fir (Dec. Ink Drop)

Pelikan Souveran M605, Black & Rhodium – Fine nib – Vintage Sheaffer Peacock Blue

Pilot Metropolitan, Black with Dots – Medium Nib – J. Herbin Perle Noire

Montblanc 149, Black and Gold – Medium Nib – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine

Lamy Safari, Charcoal – Medium Nib – Noodler’s Cayenne

Lamy Safari, 2012 Ltd. Edition Green Apple – 1.1mm Stub – Diamine Matador (Dec. Ink Drop)

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

Lamy Al-Star, Coffee Brown – Broad Nib - Diamine Ochre (Nov. Ink Drop)

Noodler’s Ahab Flex, Medieval Lapis – Fine Nib – Diamine Oxblood

Notes: So for this  Weekly Loadouts section, there are a few repeats. I have two pens inked up with colors from my December Ink Drop samples from Goulet Pens. Unfortunately neither of these really did anything for me. The Diamine is nice, but the De Atramentis Fir Scented Ink I did not like at all. The scent seems gimmicky, and it’s not at all noticeable when writing. The only time I could smell it was when my nose was in the sample vial. I decided to do a few things differently this week. Most of the pens and inks  I’m using this week I have reviewed, so the links above are all for their respective review pages. I also listed my favorite and not-so-favorite pens in this loadout. Also, I have yet to write anything on the Hamelin Black & Red Notepad, so that’s new. I have reviews coming shortly for the pad, a few more inks, and a pen.

Keep Calm and Write On.

Weekly Loadout - 12/16/12 - 1

Weekly Loadout - 12/16/12 - 2

This week's favorites: the Noodler's Ahab with Diamine Exblood, the Pilot Vanishing Point with Edelstein Aventurine, and the Lamy Safari with Noodler's Cayenne
This week’s favorites: the Noodler’s Ahab with Diamine Exblood, the Pilot Vanishing Point with Edelstein Aventurine, and the Lamy Safari with Noodler’s Cayenne
Bottom two: TWSBI 540 with De Atramentis Fir and the Pilot Metropolitan with J. Herbin Perle Noire
Bottom two: TWSBI 540 with De Atramentis Fir and the Pilot Metropolitan with J. Herbin Perle Noire
Weekly Loadout - 12/16/12 - Left to Right Angle
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Weekly Loadout – 11/26/12

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Left to Right:

Noodler’s Ahab Flex, Medieval Lapis – Fine Nib – Diamine Oxblood

Lamy Accent, Matte Black & Palladium – Extra Fine nib – Sailor Kiwa Guro Nano Black

Lamy Safari, Red – Fine Nib – J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite

TWSBI Diamond 540, Demonstrator – Franklin Christoph Medium Nib – Rohrer & Klingner Morinda ( Nov. Ink Drop)

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

Pelikan Souveran M605, Black & Rhodium – Fine nib – Vintage Sheaffer Peacock Blue

Pilot Metropolitan, Black with Dots – Medium Nib – J. Herbin Perle Noire

Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black – Medium Nib (Binderized) – Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron

Lamy Safari, 2012 Ltd. Edition Green Apple – 1.1mm Stub – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine

Lamy Al-Star, Coffee Brown – Broad Nib – Diamine Ochre (Nov. Ink Drop)

Notes: I’ve kind of been slacking with the Weekly Loadouts section. I’ve been really busy with work and class, as the end of the semester and closing year-end inventory is always fun. I have a ton of pens loaded up this week (past two weeks) and there’s nothing I really disliked. Most of the pens in this loadout are filled with inks I own a bottle of and are tried and true favorites. I also decided to do a little write up on the page. Enjoy.

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