- TWSBI Mini Classic – Fine Nib – Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun
- Sailor Sapporo Black/Rhodium – Medium Sailor Magellan Nib – Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses
- Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black – Fine Nib – Diamine Aqua Blue
- Kaweco Dia2 Black/Rhodium – Fine Nib – Kaweco Aubergine
- Pilot Vanishing Point in Gun Metal//Matte Black – Medium Nib – Private Reserve Ebony Blue
- Lamy 2000 – Binderized Medium Nib – Rohrer & Klingner Salix
Notes: I just did a whole bunch of pen cleaning, and this is what made the cut. The TWSBI Mini is relatively new, and I’m very impressed with the improvements they’ve made in construction and build quality. I’m really liking it so far, expect a review really soon. I decided to do some experimenting and switch the Sailor Sapporo’s EF nib with the Sailor Magellan’s Medium nib. Admittedly, I had a pen cleaning accident and dropped a metal ring from the Magellan down the sink. The nib fits great on the Sapporo, so I’ll probably be switching those back and forth as I see fit. The Imperial Black Pro Gear hasn’t been inked up in a while, so it’s nice to have it back in rotation. I think I’m going to send this one off to a nibmeister to get smoothed a bit. I’m really liking the contrast between the all black pen and the Diamine Aqua Blue. The Kaweco Dia2 is growing on me, I wasn’t a huge fan of it’s aluminum counterpart, the Allrounder. The pen looks much better in black and I really like look of the two cap rings. I loaded up the Private Reserve Ebony Blue for an ink review, and the medium nib in the Vanishing Point was a good candidate. My favorite combo here is the Lamy 2000 loaded with Salix. Great pen and great ink, I may have to add a bottle to my collection.
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