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Comparison of two burgundy red inks (Monteverde and Montblanc)

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)

Fountain Pen Review

The Cross Peerless 125 Platinum Medalist

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.

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Orange Inks – an update …

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 f├Žn, dammit ÔÇô those were the words which came straight to my mind… Continue reading Orange Inks – an update …

Fountain Pen Review

Sailor 1911 Large (Zoom nib) …

... a Japanese precious? I assume, the Japanese brand Sailor is well known in the fountain pen world. The company was founded 1911 in Hiroshima. Quite often the namegiving number is imprinted on the nibs of several (if not all) pen collections/series from this company. This together with an anchor (may be to emphasize the… Continue reading Sailor 1911 Large (Zoom nib) …