Ink and Nibs

Photo of today's deliveryI just received my latest shipment from Goulet Pens, ink and nibs. It may have been rash but I decided that the TWSBI Vac 700 would make a good pen for testing inks. Rash because I’m not sure how much its quirks will annoy me, although those quirks affect it more as a daily carry than a pen that stays home. Plus, I’m just curious on how it will write with different nibs. The pen is comfortable to write with and the nibs are easy to change. Add ease of cleaning to this and it does seem like a good pen for ink testing. So I ordered some nibs giving me the extra fine that came with the pen plus a fine, medium, broad and 1.1 mm stub. The only one I ignored was the 1.5mm stub.

I also ordered a bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku (Forest Green). I went through my sample and decided it was a green I wanted around, and in a pen, all the time.

Since I was ordering I picked a few more samples (why not?) – Sailor Jentle Epinard, Sailor Jentle Grenade and Pelikan Brown.

The first ink for review in the TWSBI Vac 700 won’t be one of the new ones, instead I’ll be doing J. Herbin Lie de The’. An ink I wrote notes on awhile back but I need to revisit since I I think it’s better than I made it out to be.

Time to clean out some nibs and get them ready for ink.

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2 thoughts on “Ink and Nibs

  1. That’s a good idea to make your Vac 700 into a testing pen. I might do the same for my TWSBI Mini. I already have two nibs! What is a few more 🙂

    • That’s the way it starts – with just two. I was curious with what a fine nib would be like, and ended up with 5. I claim it was a thoughtful decision because I didn’t get the 1.5m stub.

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