Ink & Pen Notes: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 with Noodler’s King Philip Requiem

Franklin-Christoph Model 20 medium nib with Noodler's King Philip Requeim

I continue to enjoy using my Franklin-Christoph Model 20s with the Noodler’s ink I picked up at the Commonwealth Pen Show. This time it’s my Tiger Red Franklin-Christoph Model 20 with a medium nib and Noodler’s King Philip Requiem that I wrote dry. The fountain pen was inked for a month before I wrote it dry which is about normal for me.

This Model 20 has a medium nib which isn’t my typical choice. It’s nice to change things up every once in a while, but it does mean the pen isn’t a daily driver for me, it’s just to wide for me to use throughout the day. This is the main reason the pen lasted so long.

I love the color of the Noodler’s King Philip Requiem ink. Like the medium nib, it’s not a color family I often use, another nice change. The ink and nib combine to provide a very slow drying line which means I did cause some careless smudging, especially on Tomoe River paper. Because I used this for leisure writing (as opposed to work notes) the Tomoe River paper was often used as it’s in my Seven Seas Writer journal and Hobonichi Planner.

The Franklin-Christoph Model 20 is new so I’ll be inking it again fairly soon. But since this was only the second ink for the pen, I’ll pick something other than the Noodler’s King Philip Requiem for its next ink.