Inked up in January 2013

I’ve been meaning to show you for a few weeks now what I have in my fountain pens at the moment.  I’ve taken a photo to show you what I have in use.

I don’t think I like the J.Herbin Vert Pre.  It’s too pale.  The two blues though are my favourite inks, and are often in pens.

Inked up January 2013

I packed away quite a few of my pens last year, as I decided it was silly to have so many pens inked up at one time, so now I only have three inked up.  I’m all stream-lined!

What are you using at the moment?

  • Dave P

    Pen? Noodlers Konrad. Took me 6 weeks to get them to write, but now having smoothed it and resolved the gushing, I really like the pen, and at $20 it’s a bargain.

  • Mike

    I am enjoying a range of Diamine inks at present:

    Onyx Black in an Italix Parson’s Essential, M nib

    Ancient Copper in a Chinese Baoer 508, M nib

    Sapphire Blue in a Pelikan M200, F nib

    Imperial Purple in a Kaigelu 338, M nib


  • Dave Garbutt


    In my workhorse Al-Star with 1.1mm italic I have Abraxas oak gall ink for FP.
    In my new Lindauer 1.5 calig I have Koh-I-Noor FP black. And in the Orange Lamy Nexx there is Lamy Turquoise – more normally Waterman South Sea blue. Oh that has the 1.5 Callig nib on right now.

    And in my Parker 25 I have Abraxas Mars which is a gorgeous reddish orange.
    And for black lines and sketching I am using the Ohto graphic liners set from .2 mm to 1.5 mm :-)