It was time to flush out the Sheaffer Custom Legacy with R&K Salix today. The pen went dry just as I hit the two week limit I have for Iron Gall inks. This is the pen I kept reaching for this past week and it was a clear favorite.
The ink is a little slow to dry so I had a couple smudges in my work notes, but nothing too bad. Once dry the iron gall based ink is water proof.
The extra fine nib does resemble a nail but it is smooth and problem free. It puts down a consistent line with a light touch. The inlaid nib retains ink so it’s slow to evaporate, allowing longer pauses while writing. A trait I value when taking notes at work.
The pen has an aerometric (squeeze) converter which held enough ink for a week of light use and a second week of heavier use.
As I look to thin my accumulation I’m evaluating each pen I use to determine if it’s a keeper or not. This is a clear keeper based on both looks and performance.