Apr 11, 2016Now I Have a Fancy Green Pen For My Fancy Green Ink

Four colored Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pens
Now I Have a Fancy Green Pen For My Fancy Green Ink. Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Recently Ginger’s become besotted with fountain pens, and unfortunately a little bit of her enthusiasm has rubbed off on me.

I’ve used fountain pens for years – since the seventies. I already have two quality pens, but the nibs are too broad for my liking. So I did some research and discovered I could buy several Pilot Metropolitan pens for a lot less than the price of a new fine nib for just one of my quality pens. And that’s what I’ve done.

Now I have one pen for each major color I use. Pens are one thing. Selecting inks? That’s a whole other ball game.

There’s only one problem with my using fountain pens while I work. Unless I change glasses I cannot see what I’m writing and my writing gets a bit uneven.

Inks

Green: Rohrer & Klingner, Old Golden Green
Red: Diamine, Oxblood
Blue: De Atramentis, Steel Blue

Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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