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I’m a fiction writer and college teacher, and most of my writing tasks this week will consist of correspondence and editing student work. From left to right, we’ve got:
- Pilot Prera F
- TWSBI Classic 1.1mm Stub
- ACME Studio Rollerball
- Vintage Parker Vacuumatic
- Pilot Custom Heritage 92 FM
- Retro 51 Tornado Snapper
I’ll probably be writing letters with the Parker and TWSBI—either on the Rhodia DotPad you see here or on some Tomoe River paper that just arrived and that I have never tried. The Prera I’ll use in that Field Notes Cold Horizon, for general note-taking. (I used to be terrible at remembering to keep a notebook on my person, but I’m trying to change that, lately.) These pens are filled with Diamine China Blue at the moment. The Custom Heritage is my editing pen, and I’ve been enjoying Diamine Oxblood for this purpose.
The ACME and Retro 51 are new, and I’m trying them out. Thumbs up on the ACME—it’s quite heavy and solid, and the Schmitt refill writes great. So far, I’m not wild about the Snapper, I’m afraid—it rattles like crazy. It looks cool, though.
Definitely the Heritage with Oxblood. It feels great, it’s cool-looking, and the nib hasn’t let me down yet. I wish more pens were manufactured with FM nibs—it’s just about perfect for me.
Great picture, thanks for the submission! Even though I’m not a big fan of the paper in the Cold Horizon edition, it looks awesome with that Pilot Prera, and it picks up on the blue in the mug in the top left of the photo. I have yet to try an F-M (although the Sailor Clear Candy I have is an M-F – I wonder if they’re the same?) but it sounds intriguing.
Thanks for sharing!
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