Ink and Pen Notes: Franklin-Christoph Model 03 with Caran d'Ache Infinite Grey Ink

F-C Model 03 and Caran d'Ache Infinite Grey ink bottle

The Franklin-Christoph Model 03 Iterum was inked with Caran d’Ache Infinite Grey ink back on December 7th. The Model 03 has a Franklin-Christoph extra-fine nib straight from the factory, no adjustments. I absolutely love the nib. Even more so than other F-C extra fines. It’s a nail, but the flow is perfect for me.
It’s a little noisy on some papers, such a my Doane Jotter, which I’ve been using a lot lately. It’s not scratchy, it’s more like singing. It doesn’t bother me. Actually, I like it. Maybe that’s why I like the nib so much. For me, it enhances the experience.
The Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey ink also seems to like this fountain pen more than any others. While I haven’t used it in too many pens, this is the only one where I haven’t had any skipping or other problems. The latest fill was the same – problem free and a nearly perfect writing experience.
I really like this ink in this pen. So much so that Caran d’Ache Infinite Grey is the only ink I’ve ever used in the Franklin-Christoph Model 03.