I’ve been trying my new regime of not changing inks or pens every week just for the sake of it (watch out for a thrilling post about this soon). I’ve been very good but, you know, inks do run out, new pens mysteriously arrive in the post, old pens get dusted off. So quite a few changes this time around.
Kaweco Classic Sport EF (Diamine Eclipse), Pilot Petit 1 F (with the orange ink it comes with), Rotring Freeway F (Diamine Kensington Blue), Waterman C/F M (Diamine Cult Pens Deep Dark Blue – is there any other ink with such a long name?), Pilot Prera F (Diamine Onyx Black), A. G. Spalding Maple Wood M (but really it’s F, J. Herbin Vert Empire), Noolder Ahab Flex (Diamine Asa Blue), Faber-Castell Ambition M (Diamine China Blue), Faber-Castell e-motion M (Diamine Teal), Faber-Castell Ambition EF (Diamine Midnight).
The Waterman is interesting, the first successful mass-market cartridge pen. Mine has an original cartridge that I syringe fill and it still works, though with occasional eccentric flow issues.
The Ahab is new and I’m enjoying it. As with all Noodlers, it smells like a Glastonbury privy on the Monday morning. Thankfully the smell doesn’t last forever.
The pen at the bottom was a complete bargain on eBay. It came with a medium nib which I swapped with the other Ambition I have. It seems I really am the only person who likes these pens.