I need help choosing a chocolate or dark brown ink that will flow well. Wet, in other words.
I write pretty quickly with Noodler's and Fountain Pen Revolution(FPR) flex nibs. I also like stubs and italics. I have only one old 1935-1939 "Ink-Vue" Waterman pen with a true old-style moderate flex. Love this sweet old writer. But my question is about the inks that have a consistently good flow down the spreading steel nibs we use to give handwriting character if we're budget-constrained.
I jam together odd combinations of body and nib for fun. I take notes of plans and projects, write letters, keep track of things with pen and paper.
In a Neponset with the Neponset feed and an FPR "super-flex" #6 I found good results from a now old (over ten years, I think) less-than-half-bottle of Private Reserve Chocolate (not the fast dry variant.) Okay, I thought, since it's lubricated in some way (described as "ITF") Monteverde should also work. I switched to my new bottle of Monteverde Canyon Rust. Railroaded all the time.
I haven't tried Mr. Tardiff's "eel" formulations partly because there aren't as many colors. I do like X-Feather with these nibs. A wonderful black but takes extraordinary care over drying time in some papers, which limits its use, especially out in the wild.
I'll post separately my question about when we'll see the *brown* X-Feather color.
I am considering ordering a new bottle of Private Reserve Chocolate but I had heard there are a lot of changes in the formulations due to the death of the PR founder. (Too bad, I liked some of the colors and bought a lot of PR inks in the early 2000's.)
So, since it appears I need a *very wet* ink, and perhaps a lubricated ink, who knows of a almost-black dark brown that will flow through challenging nib gyrations I enjoy? Remember, I am using these pens to write notes at a fast cursive, not slowly forming attractive labeling, invitations...
Thoughts and suggestions welcome. Thanks, in advance.
Edited by jonathan7007, 04 December 2019 - 08:11.