Left to Right:
Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black – Fine Nib- Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine
TWSBI Diamond 540, Demonstrator – Franklin Christoph Medium Nib – De Atramentis Fir (Dec. Ink Drop)
Pelikan Souveran M605, Black & Rhodium – Fine nib – Vintage Sheaffer Peacock Blue
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.
7 thoughts on “Weekly Loadout – 12/10/12 – Some New Features”
I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t like De Atramentis’ Fir either, but you hit the nail right on the head: It’s gimmicky. I also found it to be so insanely wet that I got zero line variation in a 1.1mm italic nib, which is just nuts. I can usually appreciate a good wet ink, but this was just too wet!
I’m enjoying your blog! Keep it up!
Thanks for the kind words! Glad you’re enjoying it.
This is the third De Atramentis ink I’ve tried, and the third one I haven’t liked. The only word that comes to mind is blah.
I’ll have a full review up of it within the week.
The Diamine Oxblood is one of my favorites! I think it has a wonderful color that is formal enough to be used in almost every situation but still retain a certain “I’m a little different” charm!
Definitely does! It’s really versatile, and more interesting than a black or a blue.
Awesome. I always enjoy seeing what others have inked up!
Me too, my inks tend to fluctuate based on mood too. I know it sounds weird, but it’s true. Always interesting to see what other people are using as well.
Also, I added your site to my links section on the right. I came across your M1005 review a while back and have been wanting one ever since. There’s something about how you can see the ink through the grip that I can’t get out of my head, haha.