Left to Right:
TWSBI Diamond 540, Demonstrator – Franklin Christoph Medium Nib – De Atramentis Fir (Dec. Ink Drop)
Pilot Metropolitan, Black with Dots – Medium Nib – J. Herbin Perle Noire
Montblanc 149, Black and Gold – Medium Nib – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine
Lamy Safari, Charcoal – Medium Nib – Noodler’s Cayenne
Lamy Safari, 2012 Ltd. Edition Green Apple – 1.1mm Stub – Diamine Matador (Dec. Ink Drop)
Lamy Al-Star, Graphite – Black Fine Nib – Diamine Grey
Lamy Al-Star, Coffee Brown – Broad Nib - Diamine Ochre (Nov. Ink Drop)
Noodler’s Ahab Flex, Medieval Lapis – Fine Nib – Diamine Oxblood
Notes: So for this Weekly Loadouts section, there are a few repeats. I have two pens inked up with colors from my December Ink Drop samples from Goulet Pens. Unfortunately neither of these really did anything for me. The Diamine is nice, but the De Atramentis Fir Scented Ink I did not like at all. The scent seems gimmicky, and it’s not at all noticeable when writing. The only time I could smell it was when my nose was in the sample vial. I decided to do a few things differently this week. Most of the pens and inks I’m using this week I have reviewed, so the links above are all for their respective review pages. I also listed my favorite and not-so-favorite pens in this loadout. Also, I have yet to write anything on the Hamelin Black & Red Notepad, so that’s new. I have reviews coming shortly for the pad, a few more inks, and a pen.
Keep Calm and Write On.