Recently I started writing a line with each of my currently inked pens. The completed list contained twenty pens and inks. Keeping twenty fountain pens writing properly proves difficult. I decided to reduce this number. Documenting why I inked each of these pens inked gives me some insight into how to reduce this number.
Pondering the various uses for my pens, I distilled it into the following categories:
- pocket pens
- note taking
- desk pens
- good writers
- color choices
Some pens fit into more than one category but I assigned each to the predominate category for its use.
Here is the list of pens and inks in the order I picked then up. I will be talking about each category soon and finish with a post discussing what I learned and modifications to how I ink my pens.
- Pelikan M205 medium nib – Edelstein Amethyst
- TWSBI 580 extra fine nib – Diamine Florida Blue
- Waterman Expert medium nib – Caran d’Ache Vibrant Green
- Waterman Expert medium nib – Iroshizuku tsuyo-kusa
- Waterman Expert fine nib – Caran d’Ache Infra Red
- Pilot Metropolitan fine nib – Sailor Shigure
- Edison Nouveau Premiere – Setz-Kreunznach Dark Orchid
- Franklin-Christopher 02 – Franklin-Christopher Blue Denim
- Sheaffer Legacy f nib – Ackerman 23 Bekakt Haags
- Retro 51 Postmaster medium nib – R&K Sunfower
- Aurora Style medium nib – Lamy Blue
- Pilot Vanishing Point – Mont Blanc JFK
- Lamy AL Star fine nib – Lamy Copper Orange
- Lamy AL Star medium nib – Edelstein Adventurine
- Lamy Safari extra fine nib – Lamy Dark Lilac
- Karas Kustoms INK Masuyama cursive italic – Lamy Green
- Kaweco Sport fine nib – Cross Blue
- Sheaffer Snorkel Desk Pen medium nib – Anderson Pens Greensboro Bay
- Sheaffer Snorkel Desk Pen medium nib – DeAtramentis Alexander Hamilton
- Franklin-Christopher Pocket 40 – OMAS Turquoise
Check back for more in this series.
Pick up one of your pens and write someone a letter.