The Weekly Wrap Up: January 30th

Fancy Pens

Pens I LOVE To Use 
My Pen Needs Ink
I have never tried a Faber-Castell pen but they always seem to get good reviews. 

TWSBI ECO Fountain Pen Review
The Pen Addict - Brad Dowdy
I have yet to hear anyone say that the performance of this pen was anything but exemplary. 

The Many Faces Of… M200 Green Marbled
The Pelikan's Perch
I have been enjoying my Pelikan so much recently that I'm seriously considering adding a second to my collection. I think I'm going to be spending some more time on Joshua's site in the next few months.

Eberhard Faber Microtomic vs Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602, MythBusters Edition: “Confirm” or “Bust?” 
Pencil Revolution - Stephen Watts

Interesting Inks on Review

Montblanc Golden Yellow
I'm not sure how Pelikan Amethyst made it into the comparison inks but the rest of the swatches give you a very good sense of where this ink fits on the spectrum of yellow inks.

The cost of ink – what gives? 
Calligraphy Nut
My experience is that most inks perform well when first loaded but the performance characteristics of the expensive ones are still good after a month in a pen while the Noodler's and Private Reserves can be temperamental.

Ink Sample Saturday: Bung Box Dandyism 
The Gentleman Stationer
Not an ink that I would be going out of my way to acquire, especially at $40 a bottle.

Ink Review: Diamine Meadow
The Well-Appointed Desk
I have a 30 ml bottle of this which I have never used. I think that the April or May load out would be a suitable time to try such a nice bright green.

InCoWriMo Roundup

InCoWriMo 2016: Why it’s never wrong to write a thank-you
fool with a pen…

InCoWriMo 2016

InCoWriMo 2016: a month of letters
Four Fifty Two

Books For The Desk Set: Letter Writing & Epistolary Books for InCoWriMo/LetterMo
The Well-Appointed Desk

Good Reads

Pencils and Postcards 
From the Pen Cup

DIY – Smoothing a Bummed Nib. 
The Pen Haul - Cody

Pilot’s Reply Regarding Pricing in the UK
Pens! Paper! Pencils!

My Thoughts on Pilot UK’s Reply About Availability and Pricing
Pens! Paper! Pencils! 

The Pilot Pricing Puzzle & The Pilot Pricing Puzzle -- Followup 
Pen Economics

And Now For Something Completely Different