I love looking at other people’s pen and ink choices because it’s so interesting to think about why they’ve picked which pen and which ink. It’s like sneaking a peek into someone’s medicine cabinet. Aren’t you all curious about what ink Nathan Tardiff has in his pens right now?? Or Philip Wang? Or your favourite local pen clerks??
One day I’m going to do a guide on what your fountain pen ink choice says about you, which will be completely made up, but will shock you with its accuracy and truth (or be completely wrong, as I’m just making it up).
For now, I’m just sharing what’s in my pen roll.
Noodler’s Army Green – Lamy 2000 OBB
Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu – Sailor 1911S Medium
J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage – Lamy Safari Broad
J. Herbin Vert Olive – Parker Sonnet Fine
Diamine Autumn Oak – TWSBI Vac Mini Medium
Diamine Terracotta – TWSBI 580 AL-Orange – Fine
Noodler’s Burgundy – Platinum Balance Medium
KWZ Maple Red (Scriptus Ink) – Kaweco Luxe Fine
Read on for my usual “delightful” commentary (on the inks).
I’d like to do a “What’s in My Pen Roll” post more often, as I change up inks and pens all the time, but the real problem is that I usually change inks when I’ve written a pen dry, and so I don’t typically have a bunch of pens to clean out and refill in an organized way once a week or once a month. Or I should say that the real problem is that as a result of filling my pens haphazardly whenever I feel like it, I don’t always remember what ink is in which pen.
For Christmas, however, I had to do something at least a little festive, so there was some good pen cleaning and re-organization in the pen roll. It’s always nice to give your pens a good cleaning and fresh fill all at once.
We’re counting down the days! If you’re off work already, I hope you’re enjoying your time with family and friends, and maybe a few inky pens too. If you’re like us, working right up until Santa comes, I hope you have your inky pens to keep you company 🙂
I would love to hear if you have any Christmas or holiday or festive inks going on in your pens!