Ink and Pen Notes: Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age with Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun

Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age with a bottle of Iroshizuku Fyo-syogun

I filled the Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age with Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun back on January 9th. Over the course of a month it got a couple of refills which was slightly off the pace of previous inks which had been running a week or less between refills. A logical conclusion would be that this has been my least favorite ink in this fountain pen.

Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun was on my Favorite 5 Ink list back on October 2013 and I still do really like the ink. Part of it is that this is a gray ink and it’s the middle of winter here in the northeast U.S. with many gray days. So I reached for pens that had inks that had a little more pop.

The ink and pen got along really well and I didn’t have any skipping or hard starts. The ink was also easy to clean from the pen. The ink flow varied just enough to add some shading which is one thing I like about this ink.

The Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age didn’t spend much time without ink. In fact, it’s already inked up with a new ink. I’ll withhold the ink now for now, but my first impression is that it will not be refilled once I write it dry.