Much more the second quality (grayish) Smokey Quartz than expected or is with that paper and pen.
Another view showed more 'first' class "brown" smokey quartz. ....the things one can find out in the net. I grew up thinking the 'second' class grayish was the true color of a Smoky Quartz, to find out there was better.
I expect the coming week my B&M will have my bottle. (Not far from chocolate chip cookie Heaven --Subway....across from a filled doughnut shop..trying to be as good as Dunken Donuts at the train station.........Civilization is coming....slowly***.....one could leave a bottle of ink there no problem at all. When living in Germany....certain things are not as common as in the stated.....like having a B&M, and at least Kaufhaus put back a fountain pen island....smaller than before....but still there.
Will get three six packs of Kaweco ink too.
*** There is an American store, where everything costs 3X what it would in the States....but has Jiffy, Kraft macaroni and cheese,(the old fashioned dry ones) ....so much better than the third class German/English...Other taste of home stuff....at that cost, it is rationed.
Do enjoy your Jimmy Dean Sausage.....you lucky folks.
20 years ago, maple syrup was sold to the Germans in 3 oz bottles as medicine, and is all over in regular size from when the Germans could afford to fly to NY for a week-end's shopping.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,
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