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