I started January with 11 fountain pens. With 10, I’ll be starting February with one less, but I emptied five pens during the month. Ans actually, by the time this post appears I’ll probably have one less pen inked. As I was writing the draft of this post the Pilot Vanishing Point went dry. The practicality of the Vanishing Point, along with the extra fine nib, may have me inking it right up again.
I inked up both my Sheaffer Crest pens. I wanted to add both a red and green ink to the mix and these seemed the perfect pens. The Nova Red Crest got a ink that’s relatively new, and certainly new to me.
On to the pens. As usual, the writing samples are in the same order as the pens in the tray except for the Esterbrook Dip-Less which isn’t shown. Follow the link for pictures of it. The writing samples are on Tomoe River Cream paper.
Pilot Vanishing Point Maplewood (extra fine) – Pilot Back cartridge // Sheaffer Crest [Nova Red] (extra fine) – Montblanc Poppy Red // KarasKustoms Ink [Tumbled Aluminum] (fine nib) – J. Herbin Vert Empire cartridge // KarasKustoms Ink [Blue] broad) – Iroshizuku Yu-yake // Edison Huron Grande (extra fine) – R&K Blau-Schwarz LE // Sheaffer Balance Aspen (medium) – Montblanc Permanent Grey // KarasKustoms Ink [Gold] (fine) – Montblanc Midnight Blue // Sailor 1911M (broad) – Waterman Purple // Sheaffer Crest [Nova Green] (extra fine) – Montblanc Irish Green // Esterbrook Dip-Less (#7550) – Sheaffer Red