Ink and Pen Notes: Sheaffer PFM I and J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage

Sheaffer PFM I with J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage

I recently wrote about the Sheaffer PFM I as the pen that made me feel stupid. Since then it had been filled with J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage ink. I was filled on April 9th and I did use the pen quit a lot until I wrote it dry by May 1st (I’m a little slow getting these notes published). While three weeks is a considerable length of time I would have expected longer with such a large pen and a fine nib so I still may not have gotten a complete fill.

The J. Herbin ink and the PFM performed well on a wide variety of papers except for some cheap copy paper where there was some feathering, even with the thin nib.

It’s a bright green but I like the color better in the bottle than on paper. The color seems a bit muted to me when it’s on paper. There was a little line variation with the fine nib which was nice. It also dried rather quickly so I didn’t have any accidental smudges.

I prefer the green of Montblanc Irish Green over Lierre Sauvage but I have fewer accidental smudges with Lierre Sauvage.