There were quit a few changes from last week. I dropped from 17 to 13 inked pens. A couple of the repeat pens got new ink. The Sailor Pro Gear Imperial was my favorite pen of the week. I started using it so I could review it, but I soon began reaching for it because I wanted to use it. So much so that I added a third Sailor pen this week. There were also a couple new inks. The Iroshizuku Tsuyu-Kusa is a new ink from me. I also pulled out a long forgotten bottle of Noodler’s Walnut to give a try. Both brands were mentioned when I asked for inks to try in pens being reviewed.
So let’s get to the pens…
Links are to my review if there is one, otherwise the latest post about the pen or ink.
Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black (Fine) – Sailor Black Ink // Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis (X-Fine) – Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz // Faber-Castell E-Motion Rhombus White (Medium) – Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa // Sailor 1911 Burgundy (Medium) – Lierre Sauvage // Platinum 3776 Century Bourgogne (Fine) – Platinum brown cartridge // Platinum 3776 Century Chartres Blue (Ex. Fine) – Aurora Black // Edison Nouveau Encore LE Flecked Tortoise (Fine) – Diamine Ancient Copper
Gate City New Postal (Fine) – Pelikan Brilliant Black // Waterman Edson Blue (Fine) – Waterman Florida Blue // Stipula Model T – Noodler’s Apache Sunset // Franklin-Christoph Model 19 “1901” (Broad Italic) – Waterman Florida Blue // Pilot Vanishing Point Gunmetal/Matte Black (Needlepoint XXXF) – Rohrer & Klingner Morinda
Writing samples are below, click any image to open them in the gallery.
The Faber-Castell E-Motion was refilled with the Iroshizuku ink so I could give another ink a try in the pen. It’s the first time I’ve used the brand. I had a couple samples and picked the blue over purple, even though I’m not a fan of blue. I do kind of like this one.
I finished the first three brown inks from my sample collection. I loaded Noodler’s Walnut into a new pen. When I first started I had planned to try the different brown inks in the same Edison pens so the nibs would be similar. That plan was thrown to the curb because I wanted a new pen in the mix and a Sailor medium nib seemed to be a good choice. The ink bottle is over 8 year’s old (I labelled it 2004). It was kept tightly sealed in a light free drawer and seems fine.
So these are my pens and ink for the week ahead.