I was down to seven inked pens as April ended so I decided to ink up some more pens. I had an itch to use some Esterbrooks so inked up four of them. All of them got an iron gall based ink and even though R&K inks are mild I did add a reminder to wash them out in two weeks if they haven’t run dry by then. While I don’t fear the iron gall inks I don’t want to forget and leave it sitting in those steel nibs for weeks on end. I tend to set a two week maximum.
The Taccia is my first broad nib in a long time. As you can tell from the smudged writing sample, I’m not used to waiting for so much ink to dry.
I couldn’t take it any longer and re-inked my Franklin-Christoph Model 66 for what will probably be another year-long run.
Here’s the pens and inks. Writing samples are in the same order as the pens are in the tray, left to right. (updated: The Esterbrook #2556 is a firm fine, not a firm medium as listed in the writing sample.)