Ink & Pen Notes: Pilot Vanishing Point Left Oblique with Montblanc Bordeaux

Cherry Bamboo Pilot Vanishing Point Left Oblique nib with Montblanc Bordeaux ink bottle

I inked up my Pilot Vanishing Point left oblique nib with Montblanc Bordeaux ink back on April 29th and refilled it once since then. One of the things I like about the Vanishing Points is that it’s super easy to swap the nib (filled with ink) between barrels. This one spent most of its time in the Cherry Bamboo barrel, but it did spend a couple days in each of my other Vanishing Point barrels.

While the click-action Vanishing Point is well-suited for quick notes, the left oblique nib is not. At least not for me. While the left oblique nib is perfect for my Vanishing Point grip, it does require a consistent writing angle. So the nib mainly gets used for longer writing sessions at a desk or table. The nib is a custom grind, of a factory medium, done by John Mottishaw.

There’s not much to say about Montblanc Bordeaux. It sits solidly atop my Favorite 5 inks list and will soon return in another fountain pen.

As for the Vanishing Point left oblique nib, it will be a regular visitor to my rotation but will take some time off.

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