My January 2014 Fountain Pen/Ink Loadout

January Fountain Pen LoadoutLeft to Right:

  • 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

January Fountain Pen Loadout

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.

January Fountain Pen Loadout


January Fountain Pen Loadout

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6 thoughts on “My January 2014 Fountain Pen/Ink Loadout

  1. Amazing blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option?
    There are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any ideas? Cheers!

    1. Pick something you’re interested in and let it happen. That’s really the best advice I can give. It’s going to turn out best when it’s not forced. This blog is more of a hobby than anything, and I think that is partly why I’ve kept it going. I look forward to posting, which really helps.

      I would definitely consider going with WordPress’ free option. You can always upgrade it, or switch to your own hosting if it gets to that point. Most blogging platforms are free, or free to try – so check out a few and see how you like them.

      Good luck!

  2. I guess you reviewed, TWSBI Mini Classic with an EF nib. Now you are using a F nib. I’m a bit concerned about which nib size to choose, apart from the 1.1 stub, how different is the F from the EF?

    1. The mini review was with a fine nib as well. I can’t speak for how different the two are, sorry! You can check out the Nib Nook on for some writing comparisons.

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