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Hello, I've always been careful with my 61, putting some tame blue or black into it while my other pens enjoy my 'fancier' inks. It's kind of a shame since my 61's nib is really smooth and wet, and I'd love to put a high-sheen Noodler's ink or the rest of my Emerald of Chivor in there, but I was always leery of the capillary filler's sensitivity, especially with pigment or gold particulates. Has anyone had the bravery to put a nastier ink in their capillary 61's, and what has been the success rate of such an endeavor? Regards!
A friend, a fountain pen newbie, is getting a Parker 61 (I tried to convince him to go with a 51 to no avail). What ink should I recommend? I personally use Sheaffer Washable blue or Waterman Serenity Blue in my 61s, but he wants black, or blue-black. Besides Waterman Intense Black, what would you suggest? I don't want him to get acquainted with the use of ear bulbs for a while yet. I take heed of the late Susan Wirth's advice to use ink that was around when the particular pen was introduced, but...