Saturday, March 13, 2010

My pen case & pens

Pen case, 11 March 2010

A fountain-pen-loving pen pal asked about my pen case, and wanted to see a photo of it with all my pens. I'm a little hesitant to do this because there's always turnover - it seems as soon as I take a photo, it's out of date. Indeed I took this photo two days ago, and I've already done some maintenance; the three blank slots are filled and a couple of pens now hold different ink. But oh well, the only constant in life is change, eh? Here are the pen models, nib sizes, and what ink they held when the photo was taken on March 11:

Top left, from left:
1. Waterman Phileas M / Noodler's Legal Lapis
2. Waterman Harley-Davidson M orange flames / Noodler's Red-Black
3. Waterman Harley-Davidson M blue flames / Noodler's Pinstripe Homage
4. Waterman Graduate M / Diamine Delamere Green
5. Esterbrook LJ black (Bell System Property) 9788 / Diamine Prussian Blue
6. Esterbrook SJ copper 9284 / Herbin Eclat de Saphir
7. Esterbrook J green 2048 / Noodler's V-Mail Midway Blue
8. Esterbrook LJ red 9048 / Diamine Monaco Red
9. Esterbrook SJ green 9556 / Noodler's Walnut
10. Esterbrook SJ blue 2550 / Diamine Majestic Purple
11. Pelikan M200 Binderized XXXF Needlepoint / Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku
12. Parker 51 EF / Waterman Black

Bottom left, from left:
1. Sheaffer cartridge pen (student pen or school pen? unsure) F / Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku
2. Waterman Taperite F / Diamine Steel Blue
3. ---
4. Chelpark Moti / Diamine Teal
5. Sailor Ballerie XF / PR Blue Suede
6. Guanleming 706 EF / Noodler's Lexington Gray
7. Lamy Vista F / Diamine Imperial Purple
8. Lamy Safari F / Diamine Midnight
9. Lamy Al-Star EF / PR Ebony Blue
10. Sheaffer WWII-era vac-filler F / Waterman Black
11. ---
12. Sheaffer Agio F / Noodler's Hunter Green

Top right, from left:
1. Platinum Preppy F with converter / Noodler's Pinstripe Homage
2. Platinum Preppy F eyedropper / Noodler's Green Marine
3. Platinum Preppy F eyedropper / R&K Alt Bordeaux
4. Platinum Preppy F eyedropper / Diamine Marine
5. Platinum Preppy F with converter / PR Burgindy Mist
6. Platinum Preppy F with converter / PR Sherwood Green
7. Platinum Preppy M with converter / Noodler's Violet Vote
8. Platinum Preppy F with converter / Noodler's Legal Lapis
9. Pilot Varsity / Noodler's Heart of Darkness
10. Reform 1745 / PR Copper Burst
11. Dollar Student pen / Noodler's V-Mail North African Violet
12. Bic Easy Clic / Diamine Pumpkin

Bottom right, from left:
1. Pilot 78G F / PR Ebony Green
2. Pilot 78G M / Noodler's La Coleur Royale
3. Parker Vector F Sylvester / Noodler's Squeteague
4. Parker Vector M / Iroshizuku Syo-Ro
5. ---
6. Dollar 717 demonstrator / Diamine Violet
7. Autopoint Big Cat M / Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku
8. Sailor Desk Pen EF / Diamine Maroon
9. Sailor Recruit F / Sailor Kiwaguro Carbon Black
10. Sailor Ink Pen (aka School Pen?) / Herbin Eclat de Saphir
11. Pilot Plumix M / mix of Pilot Blue + Noodler's Forest Green
12. Hero 329 / Noodler's Tiananmen

Pen case, 11 March 2010 (with flash)

I like the version without the flash a little better, but here's the flash photo so you can get a different idea of color and such.

I got this pen case on eBay; it holds 48 pens. You can click on either of the photos for a way to get to them directly and maybe see more sizes, if you have a Flickr account.