Inked Up – September Edition

/u/MxMJ from reddit’s /r/Pen_Swap was kind enough to show us what he has inked up this month!

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From top to bottom:

Lamy 2000 XF Nib – Private Reserve Ebony Blue

Parker Vacumatic 1940 Double Jewel Debutante – Noodler’s Bad Belted Kingfisher

Conway Stewart 84 Sub Nib – Noodler’s Ottoman Azure

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Thanks to MxMJ for giving us a peek at part of his collection. Check out his blog MxMJ’s Pen Blog. If you’re looking for restored vintage pens, check out /u/MxMJ’s posts on /r/Pen_Swap!

TWSBI VAC 700 Fountain Pen Review

The TWSBI Vac 700 ‘s introduction a few years ago was met with both excitement and frustration. I remember Fountain Pen Network being extremely excited by the prospect of a value priced vacuum filler, but the initial release had problems with the nib and feed resulting in many Vac 700s writing extremely dry. The clear demonstrator Vac 700 was delayed for several months while TWSBI worked out the kinks. I finally got around to purchasing the Vac 700 after the major price drop last year.

TWSBI Vac 700

The Vac 700 boasts a vacuum filler system and a monstrous ink capacity of 1.5 ml. The pen is available in clear, smoke, sapphire, and amber plastics with black accents. The nibs are German made nibs from JoWo and are available from Western EF up to 1.5mm stub. The nib size is a standard #6.

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