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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:06
Posted 04 December 2018 - 14:26
Now I'm using this unknown cheap fontain pen, made in Germany. Paid 5 € on eBay including shipment.
Ink: Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue on cartridge.
It writes smooth.
This pen seems to be a Jinhao 8812.
Posted 09 December 2018 - 23:37
The Christmas decorations went up at home this weekend and things started to feel a lot more festive.
The heating was on. A cup of tea & mince pie on the go. A perfect opportunity then to spend a little time with a Sailor 1911 H-M . . . The pen isn't mine though, I hired it.
Thanks to so many gorgeous nib photos and reviews here, I've wanted to add a Sailor to my family of pens for a long time and leapt at the chance to try one out.
Phwoar, that nib is pretty and this red & black version shows it off well. Thank you Jon Rabbett for having the courage to lend out such beautiful and delicate pens.
Trust is a beautiful thing.
Posted 15 December 2018 - 21:05
Posted 25 December 2018 - 13:41
Your Parker 51 cap needs cleaning, though.
Posted 25 December 2018 - 13:43
Posted 25 December 2018 - 14:59
Some Christmas morning practice in Roman capitals, before the kids wake up.
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Posted 26 December 2018 - 05:05
Posted 27 December 2018 - 10:11
I just received this Pilot Custom 74-M in the mail!
I had a bad experience with a CH 92-B in the past, but at the affordability this was from overseas and my own satisfaction in other Pilot Pens I thought I'd give this a try:
Came brand new, unopened, still sealed, and with tines perfectly aligned and a gloriously smooth nib that wrote perfectly OOTB.
My preference is a Jowo Medium size, have had trouble finding anything finer that I like, but this Japanese Medium is just what I have needed: A finer nib that writes as smooth as broader nibs without that added tooth and extra difficult feedback finer nibs can have.
I was nervous this would problematic, but the risk paid off to a high value pen I am very very happy with.
It has a con50 in it. I know, looks kind of funny. I actually do have a brand new con70 to put into it, but I wanted to make sure it at least worked well with Pilot inks. I have it inked with Iroshizuku Yama-guri and it is fabulous, buttery smooth, has good wetness and has seemed to have found a home in my shirt pockets it somehow made its way into .
Edited by Mongoosey, 27 December 2018 - 10:12.
Posted 28 December 2018 - 12:35
TWSBI Eco in Blossom Red, with Robert Oster Red Candy. I ususally use Herbin Rouge Grenat in this pen, but i wanted to try Red Candy because, well, I'm trying ALL of Oster's latest, so I had to put the Red Candy in this one, because it matches so well!
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)
Posted 28 December 2018 - 17:28
I'm so pleasantly surprised by and impressed with the Nemosine Singularity Obsidian demonstrator I received from Pen Chalet on Christmas Eve, I just placed an order for half a dozen more Singularity pens (and $440 of other non-Nemosine products), mainly to give to acquaintances (who are already, or may be, interested in fountain pens) and spread the word about Nemosine.
A Fine nib that can reliably lay down a 0.3mm line, yet also allows writing with broader strokes, is a terrifc nib in my book.