Currently inked

Maybe I am counting the week a bit differently, but I always think Sunday is the end instead of the beginning of a week.  The pairing of ink and pens are mostly random, but some out of this batch are made deliberately.  To see the sheen and shading of an ink, I usually use an italic or flex nib, hence explain how Diamine Soft Mint (Thank you, Gentian!) and J. Herbin Hematite are paired with the chosen pens.  I have been curious about Sailor Nano ink, not because of its waterproof property, but the brilliance that is similar to sumi ink.  Given that Sailor HighAce Neo writes a bit dry, I thought a nice lubricated ink will go well with it.

What is in your pen barrel this week?

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13 thoughts on “Currently Inked

  1. I am currently doing a matchy-matchy thing with my Lamy Safari (used up diamine cerise so I switched to Rouge Opera on my Raspberry Al-star…They are a perfect color match!) and a Pilot Custom heritage 91 with Tsukiyo barrel color (inked with Tsukiyo).

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  2. I only have a handful of pens that I can do color matching, since most of my pens are black. The Pilot Custom and Tsukiyo combination sounds beautiful. Still do not know which color will be my first Iroshizuku!

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  3. Thank you for your kind compliment 🙂 Noodler's seems to be hard to find outside of the US, but there are a few UK vendors that carry Noodler's products. One being Pure Pens, http://www.purepens.co.uk/acatalog/Noodler_s_Inks.html. The price is definitely higher than in the US (Ahab is about $26 in UK compare to $20 in the US), but if you buy from Goulet Pens in US, you will definitely need to pay VAT, custom fees, and other relevant charges. I hope this helps!

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  4. I have also used Soft Mint in a 1.1mm Lamy nib and it was also thanks to Gentian, how awesome is that? 🙂 Gentian is a really generous girl.

    I love the inks you chose for your rotation. I currently have 5 pens inked:
    – Namiki Falcon SF with Iroshizuku Tsutsuji
    – Noodler's Konrad with Montblanc Lavender Purple
    – Pilot Prera italic stub with Noodler's Cactus Gruene Eel
    – Platinum Preppy M w/ Rohrer & Klingner Solferino.

    I usually have more variety on my rotation (in nib sizes and colored inks), but most of these were recent acquisitions and I wanted to play with them right away 🙂

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  5. you have lovely handwriting! i'm seeing more and more samples of Diamine Soft Mint, and am getting the itch to try a sample, myself. Thanks for the lovely post. =)
    -kp

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  6. Thank you, KP, for your kind words 🙂 Diamine Soft Mint reminds me of a more concentrated J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe, both very springish and refreshing colors. It even resembles a bit of Caran d'Ache's Caribbean Sea.

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  7. Yes, I totally agree on Gentian's generosity. I swear she probably has not used up a bottle of ink on her own because she shares so much!
    Your ink rotation begs for the arrival of spring 🙂 It might lighten up anyone's gloomy days. As for ink and nib selections, I usually go with my whim, rotating pens that I have not used awhile. I wish I have more scientific methods.

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