This Week’s Ink: February 9, 2013

With a blizzard blowing outside it seemed like a good idea to stay in Friday night, drink a little bourbon and clean and ink some pens. So a lot of changes from last week’s pens and ink. I had ordered the Diamine Music Ink set in December but I didn’t get around to cracking open any bottles until this weekend, with three of them ending up in pens. Two of the pens are getting inked for the first time. So a lot of new stuff this week.

The Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun was put back in the Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black. This pen & ink combo has become my favorite for note taking. The Gate City Belmont and TWSBI VAC 700 are the pens getting inked for the first time.

Pictures of pens inked for the week ahead

Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black (Fine) – Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun //  Platinum 3776 Century Bourgogne (Fine) – Platinum Brown cartridge // Waterman Liaison Cobra (Fine) – Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku (Forest Green) // Edison Huron Grande (Fine) – Diamine Chopin // Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Desk Pen (Extra-Fine) – Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz // Gate City Pen Belmont – Diamine Mozart // TWSBI VAC 700 – Diamine Strauss

Writing samples of this week's ink

3 thoughts on “This Week’s Ink: February 9, 2013

  1. Curious about your take on the TWSBI Vac700. I have almost pulled the trigger on that one a number of times. Does yours have the Jowo nib?

    • @Mike – It is the Jowo nib. Even though the pen has been inked for about a week I haven’t done much writing with it so I may change my opinion 🙂 I’ve used it mostly for notations and short notes, not writing more than half a page at a time, usually much less. I also committed the sin of using a new ink in a new pen, so I can’t say what characteristics are the pen and which are the ink. I’ve used it with the piston closed and haven’t experimented enough to know if the ink flow can be adjusted or if opening it up just allows new ink to get to the feed faster. It’s been a smooth, consistent line that’s fairly dry (ink or pen?) but that’s what I like with most of my pens. I haven’t done any nib adjustment so I’m happy with the pens so far. Only possible complaint is I do hold the pen so I’m touching the threads, but they haven’t bothered me yet.

      I plan to use it as my daily writer in the week ahead so I should have some more info later in the week.


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