Notes: For the sake of your eyes, I’m writing this part of the review with a Sakura Pigma Micron. The Pelikan Highlighter ink was released with a special edition demonstrator M205 with a double broad nib. The ink isn’t that great for writing, but it looks and works awesome as a highlighter ink. I have it loaded in my Lamy Vista with a 1.5mm nib and it looks incredible inside the pen. The ink itself does tend to wash away some water-based fountain pen ink, and some gel ink too. It works great with the Pigma Micron’s pigmented ink, and it does a decent job with pigmented fountain pen inks like Sailor Kiwa Guro Nano Black. This review is a bit different from my typical ink reviews, so see the second handwritten page for how the highlighter works with a ton of different pens. I also happen to like the brightness as compared to two other green highlighters. Check the bottom picture to see how cool it looks loaded into a demonstrator. Thanks for reading!
Fun to use
Bright (!!!) green
Your eyeballs will melt if you attempt to use this for regular writing
I recently decided that it was time to try to sell my Pelikan M605. It’s a great pen, and one of the first things I posted on this site. The pen sold rather quickly through FPN’s Classified section, and it’s off to its new home in Texas. Before I got rid of the pen, I wanted to take some good photos, and since I really liked how they came out, I wanted to share them with you guys.
Pen: Pelikan Souveran M605 – Fine nib Ink: J. Herbin Terre de Feu Paper: Rhodia dotPad, No. 16 - Top Spiral Bound
Notes: If you notice that I put “unique color” as both a pro and a con. The ink is definitely a different color from the offerings out there. I didn’t pick this ink out, and it’s not something I usually would. I’m actually pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve been enjoying it though. It’s especially good (due to the great shading) in a Pilot Parallel 3.8mm, the shading is incredible. It also dries nicely on the page. I would call Terre de Feu (Land of Fire) a medium reddish brown. When you translate the name from French, it does a pretty good job of describing the ink. I particularly like this ink on ivory paper, as it cuts down on some of the red and looks almost like a sepia. Like most J. Herbin inks, the performance is good but the bottle is poorly designed. I like the ink quite a bit and use it on a regular basis. Overall, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Kaweco Sport, Burgundy – Fine Nib – Noodler’s Bad Belted Kingfisher
Notes: Wow, I have seriously been slacking on these. It’s turned into more of a bi-weekly, sometimes three weekly, maybe monthly loadout? I haven’t been changing inks all that much because I’ve been stupid busy with school, work, and other work, and the dog. So I apologize for not posting these weekly, but changing the name is too much work. SO. This Weekly Loadout has a pretty serious amount of matte black going on. I’m pretty much settled in with everything I have. Also, if something in the list doesn’t have a link associated, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s a review coming in the very near future. I would give some opinions if everything wasn’t already being reviewed / in queue to be posted, so I’m going to save myself some time, and possibly build up some hype/excitement for new stuff. I apologize if the pictures aren’t as great as they could be. I used my new Nexus 4, and I’m not totally thrilled with the camera. It’s a great device, but the camera definitely leaves something to be desired. I feel like a walking contradiction, I need the latest phones / technology, yet I prefer a fountain pen and NEED a mechanical watch on my wrist.
Also, I opened up a new feature on the site called the TRADING POST. It’s a way for readers of the site to post up their lists of pen goodies that they wish to trade. It’s similar to the ink swap threads on the popular forums, but the difference here is that you get your own page, I host your list, and I create a custom contact form that emails you directly with any trade requests. Thanks to the few people who have submitted lists! If this is something you may be interested in, check it out! Also worth noting, you do not have to have a list on the site to trade! It’s encouraged, but if you want something in one of the lists, and want to trade, by all means!
As for edjelley.com, do not worry! I will still be going forward with my own pen reviews, ink reviews, weekly loadouts, other features and whatever else I come up with. I will also be posting stationery reviews on this site here and there, but my main focus on stationery is going to be over at FPGeeks.
Thank you for reading, have a great day!
P.S. I would also like to thank Brad Dowdy over at The Pen Addict for giving me such a nice shoutout on his latest podcast episode. I’m extremely flattered by what they had to say. If you haven’t checked out The Pen Addict (I’m sure you have!), you’re seriously missing out!