This page will be updated whenever I add or remove pens from my personal inventory.

Pens: A Baker’s Dozen

It has always been my intent to maintain my little collection at a baker’s dozen… so here they are (Ordered alphabetically):

  1. Conid Minimalistica+
  2. Danitrio Blueberry on Sho Hakkuku (Short Octagon)
  3. Edison Beaumont
  4. Edison Menlo
  5. Lamy 2000
  6. Newton Corwin
  7. Newton Orville
  8. Newton “TOM” (Double Ended – Orville/Majestic in Tortoise Celluloid)
  9. Pelikan m405
  10. Pilot CH 92
  11. Pilot Decimo
  12. Pilot Prera (x4 – see inks below)
  13. Platinum 3776

Non-Fountain Pen Preferences:

  • Pilot Precise V5RT
  • Staedtler Pigment Liner
  • Uni Style Fit 3-color (2 signos and a Jetstream)


I have seven primary inks.  These are almost always in a pen.  They are listed along with their primary pairing, except for Pilot Blue Black which can be found in at least two pens at any one time.  Which, of course, means that I usually have eight or nine inked up at one time.

The second list is a list of inks that I typically have on hand, whether they are for me or for my kids.

     Primary Inks: (in order of volume consumed)

  1. Pilot Blue Black
  2. Sailor Jentle Apricot – Pilot Prera
  3. Platinum Blue Black – Platinum 3776
  4. Sailor Sei Boku – Edison Beaumont
  5. Waterman Turquoise/ Pilot Iroshizuku Kon Peki – Pilot Prera
  6. R&K Cassia – Pilot Prera
  7. Diamine Tropical Green – Pilot Prera

     On Hand Inks:

  • Diamine Carnival Red
  • Bung Box Mandarin Orange :: L’Artisan Pastellier Bouton D’Or
  • R&K Hellianthus
  • Sailor Tokiwa Matsu :: Diamine Tropical Green
  • Sailor Yama Dori ::
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Kon Peki :: Sailor Souten :: Bung Box Sapphire
  • Diamine Blue Velvet :: Waterman Florida Blue :: Pilot Blue
  • Waterman Blue Black
  • Waterman Purple :: Bung Box Imperial Purple
  • Waterman Havana Brown :: Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Guri
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu :: Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Budo :: R&K Solferino
  • Diamine Silver Fox :: Pilot Iroshizuku fuyu syogun :: Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri Same
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Take Sumi
  • I also have a set of Pilot Varsity pens in my kids’ art box
  • It is my intention to eventually acquire a Platinum Mixable Set
  • It looks like I am trending towards a full Iroshizuku set as well – I like the 15ml bottles


  1. HP 32# Laserjet paper (self-printed lines / grid etc.) – 8.5 x 11 and as cut to 5.5 x 8.5
  2. Apica CD-11 (A5 size)
  3. Apica CD-8 (3×5 size)
  4. Nock Co. Dot Dash Index cards
  5. — The below are used, but much less —
  6. Midori Traveller’s Notebook – Planner – Analog tracking system of food and fitness
  7. Midori MD
  8. Rhodia A5 Dotpad