Currently Inked – August 1, 2015

I’m starting August with nine fountain pens inked up. That’s one more than I had at the start of July. Four of these nine pens weren’t inked when July began and a fifth has a different ink.

I have one complete new ink (at least to me) in two of the pens. I received Sailor Storia Balloon Green as part of a promotion when I bought the Sailor Pro Gear. It’s in my two Frnaklin-Christoph pens. As with any new ink I wanted a pen that would be easy to clean. Also, since each pen is a converter fill it was easy to give the pens a short load of ink. It’s a pigment based ink and green so I don’t expect to use the pens a lot, especially with the other pens I have inked. The stub nibs are different enough from the other inked pens that I’m likely to use them just for the variety while the different widths might give me a little variety in ink behavior.

So on the the pens and inks. As usual, the Esterbrook Dip-Less isn’t pictured, otherwise the samples are in the same order as in the photos. Links are to my review or first impressions article if it exists.

Fountain pens inked on August 1, 2015
Uncapped fountain pens inked on August 1, 2015
Writing samples for fountain pens inked on August 1, 2015

Esterbrook Dip-Less (#7550)Montblanc Corn Poppy Red // Pilot Custom 823 (fine) – Pilot Blue-Black //  Pelikan Souverän M805 Streseman Anthracite (extra fine)Montblanc Bordeaux // Pilot Vanishing Point Cherry Bamboo (Left Oblique) – Pilot Blue Cartridge // Kaweco AL Sport Raw Aluminum (extra fine) – Kaweco Black cartridge // Kaweco Brass Sport (extra fine) – Kaweco Red cartridge // Sailor Pro Gear Regency Stripe (extra fine) – R&K Blau-Scharz LE // Franklin-Christoph Model 25 (medium stub) – Sailor Storia Balloon Green // Franklin-Christoph Model 19 (broad stub) – Sailor Storia Balloon Green