Thanks for your feedback, everyone!
Yes it is sad when a combo does not workout but pens and inks each have a personality.
I find I can often help flow by flushing a pen with a tiny drop of dishwashing soap in the water. You also have the opportunity to find an inexpensive pen with maybe a bit of flex for the Swan ink. That's always fun.
Yes! It's such a beautiful ink! I did some flushing too. I am thinking of buying some PR Tanzanite for the pen until I get more info on a wet burgandy ink.
From inks that can be easily bought online Diamine Syrah is good choice indeed. I enjoy also De Atramentis Black/Red, Rohrer & Klingner Alt Bordeaux is rather "dry" and it will need very wet nib to show some class.
I remember I've enjoyed Noodler's Burgundy sample.
On Goulet Pens' website, Noodler's burgandy has a high "wet" rating. Did you find this ink to be very wet? How would you compare Syrah to this?
Lately, I am thinking that maybe Japanese pens are not suitable for my preferences in a nib. Every Pilot I have bought and my Platinum, I have had to adjust the flow(tight tines) or the nib. My Metropolitan had baby's bottom. I generally like pens with little to no feedback, so I think European/US pens are the way to go? I have been very satisfied with my Parkers and Lamys and even a Duke pen that I bought off amazon for 12CAD that surprisingly writes like butter. Japanese pens are gorgeous, but I find that the nibs don't give me that smoooth writing that I am looking for.
Edited by merrycitrine, 29 June 2015 - 18:46.