My May / June 2014 Fountain Pen/Ink Loadout

May 2014 Fountain Pen Loadout

Left to Right:

  • Rotring 800 Pencil – Pentel AIN HB lead, 0.5mm
  • Karas Kustoms Render K – Pilot Hi-Tec-C Refill – 0.4mm
  • Omas Vintage Arco Celluloid – Medium nib, Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo
  • Sheaffer Taranis – Medium nib, Iroshizuku Kon-Peki
  • Parker IM –  Medium nib, Noodler’s Cayenne
  • Montblanc Meisterstuck No. 149 – Medium nib, Montblanc Mystery Black
  • Pilot Custom 823 – 0.7mm Architect Point by Richard Binder – Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo
  • Lamy 2000 – Binderized Medium Nib – Sailor Kiwa Guro Black
  • Case – Nock Co. Brasstown zip up pen roll

May 2014 Fountain Pen LoadoutNotes: There are a bunch of pens in here that are loaded up for review, specifically the Parker IM, Sheaffer Taranis and the Omas Arco. Be on the lookout for full reviews soon! My Lamy 2000 is always inked up, and this loadout is no exception. I think this is one of the first times I’ve loaded it with the Sailor Kiwa Guro, making it an ultimate workhorse pen. The Pilot Custom 823 is loaded up with Tsuki-Yo (which made two appearances) and it’s just awesome. I’ve had this pen since March, but I have yet to review it. I don’t know why it’s taking so long, but the 0.7mm Architect point is really something special.May 2014 Fountain Pen Loadout

I’m not huge on the Sheaffer Taranis, but I still have to put it through some more writing tests. The Parker IM is surprisingly nice, especially considering the price point. I haven’t inked up the Montblanc in a while, and I figured I’d break it out. It’s not seeing too much use, but it’s fun to write with such a large pen. Everything is all bundled up in the Nock Co. Brasstown – which I absolutely love. It keeps everything safe and in place without taking up too much valuable bag space. I love that the roll zips into the case as well. There’s some extra room around the pen roll section that I’ve been throwing the Rotring and Karas into. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for the launch of their webstore!

May 2014 Fountain Pen Loadout

I’ve also been getting acquainted with my new Canon 7D, which I am absolutely in love with. It’s a huge step up from the Olympus I was using for everything else and the image quality is just so much better. I’ve been using a 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 general purpose zoom lens, as well as a 50mm f/2.5 Macro lens. All of the photos are processed using Apple’s Aperture 3. I’ve been wanting to take my photos to the next level and now I have the tools to do so!

May 2014 Fountain Pen Loadout

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been lugging around!

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9 thoughts on “My May / June 2014 Fountain Pen/Ink Loadout

  1. Which nib do you have on the Arco? 18K or 14K (Flessible)? And are you as enamoured with the fit and finish of the Arco as so many other reviewers? It is a pretty expensive pen… Would you buy it again?

    1. I have the 18k nib, which still has a nice amount of line variation. I have a prototype pen that’s on loan, so I didn’t fork over the money for it. However, I’m having a really hard time parting with it and I may end up with one in my collection. It writes like a dream and the Arco celluloid is one of the most beautiful materials I have ever seen used for a pen.

  2. When Ed Jelley says he’s taking his photo’s to the next level us fellow bloggers can just pack up and go home. You do a great job Ed, congrats on the new picture taker.

  3. When Ed Jelley says he wants to take his picture taking to the next level us fellow bloggers can just pack it up and go home. Congrats on the new picture taker Ed, I look forward to learning more from you.

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