Our theme for Saturday, August 15, 2015 was Vacation Pens and Ink (as shamelessly “borrowed” from our friends in the Vancouver Pen Club – with our sincere thanks!):
“Vacation Pens — If you could only take 3 pens on vacation, which 3 would they be, and why? And what 3 bottles of ink would you take on your travels?”
We had another well-attended gathering and we also had the pleasure of welcoming our newest members – Rocklee and Mana, both long-time aficionados of our hobby, so all in all, one more terrific meeting! Let’s get right to the good photos (taken by unofficial club photographer Rick M. – thanks Rick, you make us all look better than we actually do!).
Rick M’s Pens and Inks (Parker 61 capillary fill that won’t burp ink at altitude, rOtring Tikky 3in1 Ballpoint & Pencil (Editor’s note – the inclusion/use of a ball point and/or pencil is strictly verboten and you will be duly lashed with a cat-of-nine-ballpoints at our next meeting – those photos will be something to behold, so stay tuned!), Kaweco Sport fine nib, Noodler’s Air Corp Blue Black, R&K Scabiosa, Parker Quink Blue Black and a Visconti Travelling Ink Pot for refills (great idea, Rick!):
Kata’s Pens (TWSBI Eco, Pelikan M200 Cafe Creme, Ken Cavers custom pen):
Forbes’s Pens (Pilot V-Pen, Platinum Preppy):
David B’s Pens and Ink (Sheaffer No-nonsense, Swan (I think), rOtring Tikky 3in1 (Editor’s note – As in Rick’s case, David B will be duly lashed with a cat-of-nine-ballpoints at our next meeting – those photos will be something to behold, so stay tuned!), and R&K Scabiosa ink in a Nock Co Hightower case (great idea, David!)):
Stan S’s Pens (Monteverde Tool Pen (fountain pen model), Kaweco Sport, Caran d’Ache ballpoint) (Editor’s note – As in Rick and David’s case, Stan S will be duly lashed with a cat-of-nine-ballpoints at our next meeting – those photos will be something to behold, so stay tuned!)
Rocklee’s pen (Kaweco Art Sport, Lamy 2000, Pelikan M400):
Rocklee also brought a few neat things like this Waterman ink bottle in a style none of us had ever seen before complete with a $4.00 price sticker:
And some Esterbrook pens and nibs that will make John P salivate (John, we missed you at our meeting!):
Finally, Mike W’s vacation pens and ink (photograph not taken by Rick M – as if it wasn’t already obvious!) MB Jules Verne Writer’s Edition LE with classic MB Blue ink, Omas Paragon in Arco Brown with Bung Box Blue-Black (4B) ink and Sailor Pro Gear Naginata Cross Music Emperor nib and Diamine Prussian Blue ink:
An ink and handwriting sample using Mike’s pens & ink: TO COME
Now that we have shown you our 3 choices for vacation pens and ink, we would love to hear from you about your choices (ballpoints and/or pencils are strictly verboten else a public lashing will be handed out as punishment!).
Until next time, use your fountain pens!!!