This is going to be a split ink-review. The conventional part of the description of the inks with the appraisal of its properties together with writing samples and its pros and cons you find in Part I (after the introduction). A further part deals with the examination of the subtle differences both inks show. I… Continue reading Comparison of two burgundy red inks (Monteverde and Montblanc)
Today I want to share something blue with you. Blue coloured fountain pens, that is. Two of them are somewhat brand new. I talk about the recently released Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue Montblanc Meisterstück Legrand Le Petit Prince and the Cleo Skribent Paltinum Blue Do these pens have something in common – except for the… Continue reading I’m Feeling Blue …
Today, I want to introduce a couple of pen cases from a french company called Atelier De LaForêt (http://www.atelier-de-la-foret.fr – the content is in french language, only). Obviously, apart from pen cases and stationary, this company manufactures a big range of leather items, but this is something you can check out yourself. I will focus… Continue reading Pen Case – Atelier De LaForêt
The pen features a guilloched, matted silvergrey cap and barrel. Here, I must admit, that I am not completely sure whether this term is correctly chosen. Neither do I have a clue how this pattern (the "guilloche") was made (etching or engraving). The cap is quite thic compared to the barrel and most of all to the bottom part of the barrel.
Today I am slightly on the luxury path because I want to introduce you to the Heritage Rouge et Noir line by Montblanc. Here I focus on the fountain pen(s) exclusively (and skipping e.g. the ball pens etc.). A friend of mine lent me the Coral and I contribute with the Tropic Brown which I… Continue reading Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir: Coral and Tropic Brown
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Lately, I recognized on my wordpress-statistics that somebody from Mexico was hitting my page by entering the search phrase „how much more ink does m nib use compared to F“. Well, he or she obviously found my page and landed on it, but two things have crossed my mind regarding this: (a) be carefull what… Continue reading Ink consumption of a fine nib versus an italic 1.1mm nib (Lamy Safari -Z50)
Ink capacity measurements of various fountain pens and converters.
Since may be 2-3 years shimmer inks became more visible in the fountain pen and ink "scene", I would say. I never had a huge like for these inks but I tested one exemplar. It was the J. Herbin ink 1670 Bleu Ocean, ca. two years ago. Actually, I was not satisfied at all… Continue reading Shimmering Inks …
Hi folks. When I last week uploaded the report about orange inks, I was already sure, that I have missed at least one orange ink. After a while it was clear, which ink it was: Diamine Blaze Orange. Verdammt, god verdomde, fy fæn, dammit – those were the words which came straight to my mind… Continue reading Orange Inks – an update …