Ink & Pen Notes: Visconti Homo Sapien with Pelikan Blue-Black

Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age EF with Pelikan Blue-Black bottle

This will be short since I just wrote about my Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age. But I’m a bit of a completist – since I’m cleaning ink from a pen I need to publish some ink and pen notes. This fountain pen has been my first choice since I got it. I picked Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black ink for its inaugural use. I wrote the pen dry twice over 10 days.
I preferred the ink in this pen over the Pilot Custom 823 I’d previously filled with it. The nib was wetter and the European extra fine is wider than the Japanese fine of the Custom 823. The combination provided a flow that is nearly perfect for me. But after two fills I decided to switch inks since it is a new pen, so the Pelikan Blue-Black has been flushed out.

I did get a glimpse into why so many people really love this ink.