“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
— Benjamin Franklin (via versatilemind)

penguinsandpaper:

How much pressure would you say was required to produce the fatter lines?

My experience with this pen is that the nib requires a fair bit of pressure, about as much as a Noodler’s Konrad with both tines fully exposed. 

I don’t enjoy writing long sentences with this amount of pressure. You don’t have to push the nib very hard but it doesn’t feel natural. Maybe I’m just not trained for this kind of writing.

I read on fpgeeks that the Pilot Falcon nib is softer (ie. with a Pilot Custom Heritage 912).

A first try… I guess the aperture wasn’t right :(
Will try again with my Canon DSLR

Pelikan M800 (gold/green)
Double broad nib

Inked with Diamine Oxblood

Do you have handwritten samples made with Pelikan 3B nibs (M800, M1000…)?

I’m curious.

ink-pens:

Short Review in InkJournal: Diamine Mediterranean Blue

I need this

Ink gear (update)

De Atramentis
Purpurviolett

Diamine
Ancient Copper
Asa Blue
Grey
Majestic Blue
Ochre
Oxblood
Wild Strawberry

J. Herbin
Eclat de Saphir
Gris Nuage (cartridges)
Perle Noire (cartridges)

Montblanc
Mystery Black

Noodler’s 
Bad Blue Heron

Pelikan 4001
Blue black

Pelikan Edelstein
Jade
Topaz

Pilot Iroshizuku
Asa-gao
Ku-jaku
Tsuki-yo
Yu-yake

Private Reserve
Avocado
Black Magic Blue

P.W. Akkerman
#11 Trêves Turquoise
#13 Simplisties Violet

Waterman
Mysterious Blue
Florida Blue
Black

Pilot Yu-yake ink

By the way there’s a mistake on the bottom of the page: it’s Tsuki yo (top) and Ku Jaku (bottom)

Sailor King of pens (review by FPgeeks)

This nib looks amazing (watch at 3:00)!
Too bad you have to use Sailor convertor, it doesn’t hold much ink. I have to fill my 1911 often.