I'm not sure how to include a Youtube video (advice appreciated!), but here's the link:
I used a Desiderata Daedalus (fountain pen that can use a dip nib) inked up with Iroshizuku Take-Sumi.
Pen Chalet kindly sent me a Monteverde Giant Sequoia. It is gorgeous, and I immediately had to ink it up with some Robert Oster Caffé Crema for a quick doodle. I'll be posting a proper review once I've had a chance to try it out for a while. THANK YOU, PEN CHALET! I lovelovelove my new pen. It was easy to fill, started up with no problems, love how it doodles.
I'm giving my Noodler's Ahab another go. I like the bit of flex it gives, and I don't have to worry about springing the nib (I do have nicer pens now, so am aware of the difference).
BUT it always ALWAYS leaks on my middle finger (see photo). I've tried adding silicone grease to the bit where the body connects with the writing bit.
Any other advice?
p.s. For the drawing above, I used Noodler's Black Swan In Australian Roses, one of my new favourite inks.
Here Are The Fountain Pen Inks I've Accumulated Since Last October (And Yes, I Know I Have A Problem)
My husband gave me a bunch of ink samples from Goulet Pens for my birthday earlier this year, and I'm still working my way through them. Today: Noodler's Apache Sunset. Wow, LOVE the shading.
Inked up my Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass (a gift from my husband Jeff) with some new ink I acquired from my fountain pen enabler friend, mishie. Used a water brush to smear the ink around a bit.
This is my first Mont Blanc ink, and I'm fascinated by the bottle shape. Does anyone know if this shape customized for Mont Blanc pens? Or just for an interesting design?
Anyway, it's a beautiful colour and I'd like to try this in one of my pens with a broader nib to see how it shades.
Inked up my Noodler's Ahab with the new Sailor's Jentle Sky High ink I recently acquired from mishie (aka Fountain Pen Obsession Enabler). When I first bought my Ahab from Wonder Pens, I confess I was not enamoured because the nib required too much fiddling (I had been warned about the Ahab but I still wanted to try it). So I de-inked & cleaned it, set it aside for several months. Took it out yesterday to try again...and LO AND BEHOLD, I love it. It takes more pressure than my beloved Pilot Falcon to get line variation, but I don't have to be quite as paranoid about bending the nib. I also really like my Sky High ink. Some lovely shading.
p.s. And yes, I WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS.
Thanks SO much to ralfstc, who sent me this pen, which I LOVE: from researching online, I believe it's a Waterman's 352 Stalwart, made in Canada in the 1940's. According to ralfstc, the nib was modified by John Sorowka (Oxonian).
Ralf sent me this pen in thanks for a fountain pen drawing I sent him which was in thanks for the sample of Lamy Dark Lilac he sent me. :-)
I love fountain pen people!
It's my first Waterman and also my first pen with an ink sac - I had to look up online how to use it! Any advice/tips re: maintenance welcome. :-)
And again, THANK YOU, RALFSTC! So looking forward to writing with my new pen. I've inked it up with Iroshizuku Kon Peki.
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Thank You, Sailor Kenshin!07 November 2019
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