This week’s selection is an emotionally mixed one; it involves saying “hello” and “goodbye” to old friends. My stash of Caran d’Ache Amazon is officially depleted, but I have also paired pens and ink I have for awhile for the first time. Stipula Netto Ebony has joined my stash since last year’s pen show and for some reason, I have not given into my temptation in opening it (a miracle in itself, right?). It is now paired with Platinum Maki-e, a fountain pen that writes with a bit of bounce. The bouncy feeling reminds me of the first time breaking into a Pilot Falcon. De Atramentis has a great range of color and I especially like their scented ink because the fragrance is more saturated compare to other brands. Plum has a fruity but refreshing scent that gives a great pick-me-up in the dead of the afternoon. With its finer than average Japanese fine, Clear Candy can write with a bit of resistance; however, the wetness of Plum compensates the fineness of the nib, which improves the overall writing experience.
One noticeable agony that I have experienced recently . . . why is it so difficult to use up last drops of ink? Aniki Yuki’s Garden tenaciously holds on the cartridge in J. Herbin Rollerball. While I adore the ink, I am itching to try out other ink in the collection!
Which ink have you tried recently? Any one of them stands out in particular?