2011 Raleigh Pen Show Recap — Day 2

So, I’ve been working on this blog post for three hours now, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, and typing and deleting some more.

But, you know what? I think this really is a case where a picture is worth a thousand words:

An ink bottle, a pen case, and eleven different pens spread out on a desk

All of these followed us home from the pen show. We promise to treat them well!




The three pens in the foreground are Chad’s finds (going from front to back):

  • a Rotring Newton
  • a Platinum Plaisir
  • a Stypen

The rest are mine (going left to right):

  • a Levenger’s Raven Black ink bottle
  • a black leather two-pen case from Franklin-Christoph
  • a Platinum Preppy (actually came with the Noodler’s HOD that I got the day before, not pictured)
  • a Noodler’s ebonite pen
  • a Noodler’s flex pen
  • a tortoiseshell Pelikan M400 (?) (Okay, I asked, and then promptly forgot what Lisa said)
  • a black Pelikan M205 (with two nibs, an M and an F)
  • a grey Esterbrook Trans J
  • a grey Estie Double J Icicle
  • a blue Estie mechanical pencil that I rescued from someone’s “bargain bin”

Over the coming weeks as I use the pens, I’ll try to post reviews, along with better pictures. And maybe tell you a bit about why I chose each of these pens and what happened when I bought them. Like how three pens really can be two pairs. 😉

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