I like Diamine Registrars.
I use my pens at work, and I do everything wrong: I write on garbage copy paper (that may have been man handled all month by dozens of hands), and must write inside whatever box a manager created when he Fit to Page. I block print. I write 3-4mm characters, even when I dont have to. We are required to use Black, so I use deniable off-blacks like Diamine Macassar and Noodlers mixes. A blue black is a natural for me.
I got a Lamy 2000 for cheap, extra fine. This Lamys so slobbery that I couldnt use it. (Not so cheap if you got to send it out, is it?) So I tried Registrars as a last gasp, despite the spooky stories. Its been almost two years, and its okay. The nibs good. The feeds fine. Its... all fine. I wash it every 3-4 fillings, first vinegar then degreaser soaks, and my ink window is every bit as useful as it ever was. The nibs still clearly wet but it doesnt feather and it doesnt bleed through and it doesnt wipe of and most of all, it doesnt worry me.
Hat-tip to Effrafax for the ascorbic acid, better better better, thanks!
Edited by ceebert, 16 July 2019 - 22:19.