Weekly Loadout Submission – Mike H.

Parker 51, Pilot Vanishing Point, Lamy Al Star

Here’s yet another Weekly Loadout Submission, this time from Mike H.

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Submission by Mike H.

Parker 51, Pilot Vanishing Point, Lamy Al Star

Mike’s Description (Left to Right):

  • Parker 51, Extra Fine Nib loaded with Parker Quink Black
  • Pilot Vanishing Point, Fine Nib loaded withPrivate Reserve Midnight Blue
  • Pelikan M125, Extra Fine Nib loaded with Pilot Iroshizuku Shin Kai
  • Pilot Custom 74, Soft Fine Medium Nib loaded with J. Herbin Perle Noire
  • Lamy AL-Star, Medium Nib loaded with Noodler’s Ottoman Azure

This is typically what I use throughout the week.  The Parker 51 usually stays at home, the Pelikan in my shirt pocket and the rest in a pen case.  Ink changes a lot, but these are some of my favorites.  Just got the Shin Kai in a sample and man am I loving it.

Favorite Combo:

  •  Right now, probably the Custom 74 w/ Perle Noir.  Very nice combo!

Least Favorite Combo:

  • Probably the Parker.  It is a GREAT pen, but it does need some work.

Editor’s Note:

Mike, first things first, your handwriting is very neat and I can see why most of the pens you use write on the finer side. I have a Vanishing Point that I like quite a bit, mine is the matte black version but I’ve been looking for a different finish. This one’s quite nice. I’ve also been looking to get a pen from the Pilot Custom line, not sure if I want a 74 or the 823 with the vacuum fill. I’m a big fan of J. Herbin’s Perle Noire, it’s a great smooth, dark black that I use pretty frequently. Lastly, the blue Lamy Al-Star is pretty much a perfect match with Noodler’s Ottoman Azure. You have a nice assortment of pens, everything is different in it’s own way which makes for a well rounded loadout.

Thanks for submitting!

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