I’m starting February 2016 with 9 fountain pen inked up, down from the 13 that were inked as January began. One new pen has joined the rotation and one pen stayed but with a new ink.
The new (to the rotation) pen is the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen. I put a Platinum Carbon Black ink cartridge in it. The pen is too thin for me to use as a regular writer, I would quickly tire of holding it, but I plan to use it to address post cards and letters since the ink is waterproof.
To say thin nibs dominate the list is an understatement. The widest nib is a fine and even that one is more like an extra fine.
I broke my rule when I flushed out the Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black. The rule is I don’t flush a pen until I write it dry unless it gives me problems or the type of ink requires it. Despite infrequent use this pen has been problem free, but it has two competitors for my attention so I know I won’t use it. For red ink I reach for the F-C Model 02 and for a Pro Gear sized pen I reach for the Regency Stripe, both of which have been getting a lot of use.
As usual, the pens are in the same order as the writing samples. Links are to a review or ink notes if they exist, or a “This Just In” post if there’s no review.
Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age (extra fine) – Montblanc Bordeaux // Edison Huron Grande (extra fine) – Montblanc Bordeaux // Franklin-Christoph Model 66 (extra fine) – R&K Blau Schwarz LE // Pelikan M805 Stresemann (extra-fine) – Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black // Sailor Pro Gear Regency Stripe (extra fine) – Sailor Jentle Black cartridge // Edison Menlo Pump Filler (extra fine) – Athena Sepia // Franklin-Christoph Model 02 (needlepoint) – Pelican Edelstein Garnet // Parker Vacumatic Maxima c.1942 (fine) – Montblanc Albert Einstein (Grey) // Platinum Carbon Desk Pen – Platinum Carbon Black (cartridge)