Inked on 28th September 2013

28 September 2013 By ian

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First of all, what is this? TWO pens without Diamine ink in them? What’s going on? It was the Vert Olive that seduced me. What an amazing colour. So here is the story: I ordered some Vert Olive from a place on eBay because Cult Pens didn’t have any in stock. Because I don’t seem to be able to buy just one thing at a time, I also bought some Bleu Nuit. But then this eBay place emailed me to say they’d miscalculated their stock and didn’t have any Vert Olive left. Rather than do the sensible thing and cancel my order I went for Vert Empire instead. In the meantime, Vert Olive came back in stock at Cult Pens. So I’ve ended up with three bottles of J. Herbin ink. They are all beautiful inks. More watery than the Diamines, I think, which makes them seem delicate and beautiful. So many beautiful inks…

Secondly, these are my favourite pens. Until I buy some more. I have a new plan, which is to keep using these pens until I get bored of any of them, as opposed to swapping some each week just for the sake of it. Likewise, I plan on keeping the inks in until they run out. We’ll see how that goes.

Faber-Castell Ambition EF (Diamine Midnight), Kaweco Classic Sport EF (Diamine Eclipse), A. G. Spalding Maple Wood M (Diamine China Blue), Pilot Elite EF (J. Herbin Bleu Nuit), Rotring Esprit M (Diamine Umber), Faber-Castel e-motion M (Diamine Teal), Pilot Prera F (Diamine Onyx Black) and Waterman Translucent M (J. Herbin Vert Olive).

Check back on Monday for a review of the Prera!