This week in India and elsewhere the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated. Gandhi is known as Father of the Nation in India. He is very quotable. I just picked out a few that struck me as particularly interesting.

Mon, October 02, 2017

The XF nib works well in the Midori Traveler’s Notebook. The Noodler’s Antietam has some shading even with the XF nib. See the close up inset for an example.

Pen: TWSBI 580 XF nib
Ink: Noodler’s Antietam
Paper: Midori Traveler’s Notebook

Tue, October 03, 2017

You can just see the PFM in this picture, a burgundy model III. The fine 14K gold nib is a nice writer. The Diamine Oxbllod is a decent match for the pen but I actuall chose it because it is a close match to Texas A&M’s maroon.

Pen: Sheaffer PFM
Ink: Diamine Oxblood
Paper: Clairefontaine Pupitre

Wed, October 04, 2017

I think De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes is a little bluer than this photo shows it. My lovely bride has been known to say she likes animals better than people. This was her favorite quote for the week.

Pen: Lamy Studio M nib
Ink: De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes
Paper: Rhodia Le Carre

Thu, October 05, 2017

Sometimes basic black is a great choice. Here each word got a different lettering style. If I had more time, I would have done this again and fixed the spacing and size consistencies in the word PRIORITIES.

Pen: Franklin-Christoph 02 XF nib
Ink: Platinum Carbon Black
Paper: Story Supply Edition 407

Fri, October 06, 2017

I really like this pen. I keep it on my desk at home. The flat side keeps it from rolling around. The ink looks good in the pen and on paper. The fairly wide cursive calligraphy nib really shows off an ink too.

Pen: Franklin-Christoph 66 CC nib
Ink: Franklin-Christoph Sweet Maroon
Paper: Tomoe River Paper

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