01-31-2014, 06:50 PM
#1
  • Elendil
  • Raggedy man, good night
  • The snow's back.
User Info
I have a habit of keeping only one pen inked at a time, and got tired of using an Edison today (it's been in use for a few weeks), so I flushed it out and set it aside. To replace it, I took out a NOS Pelikan M200 in translucent green that I picked up from Deutsche Pens awhile ago. Pelikan doesn't make these anymore, but the vendor has a few remaining stock (and also has them in translucent red). Being translucent, it's a nice demonstrator, and you can see the vaunted Pelikan piston fill mechanism in action. The pen I have included a gold, medium nib that's butter smooth.

I also broke out a new ink, the Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire. I was inspired by Brian's choice of Noodler's Bernanke, and wanted to use something different from my usual blue-black. This is a very nice bright blue that is similar to J. Herbin's Eclat de Saphir, but seems a little brighter and a bit less saturated. I have a bunch of writing to do next week, and am looking forward to this combination.

I owe you all a bunch of pics of some Franklin Christophs, and will try to photograph this as well.

0 1,137
Reply
 01-31-2014, 08:21 PM
#2
User Info
Ohh, ahh. All that sounds nice. Your descriptions of the ink have me ready to go searching google for examples. I was just looking through some swabs today of some greens and blue-blacks. Then I write with the Bernanke Blue and my thoughts of other ink are sated for the time being. That and I probably should wait until I have a couple more pens. TWSBI mini, you are on my radar.

I can't wait to see some pictures of your pens & inks!

31 8,057
Reply
 01-31-2014, 08:38 PM
#3
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
I, too, will look forward to those photos, Bob.

Brian, I love my TWSBI Mini. Right now I have it filled with J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre, a color I particularly like but definitely not for everyone.

2 11,211
Reply
 02-03-2014, 06:10 AM
#4
  • Elendil
  • Raggedy man, good night
  • The snow's back.
User Info
As promised, here is a pic of the pen, and what the ink looks like. It's hard to see the transparency of the pen body, but you get a nice look via the cap.

[Image: kmwQM8Q.jpg]

0 1,137
Reply
 02-03-2014, 10:07 AM
#5
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
Bob, I love demonstrator pens and that one is a beauty. What size nib? Smooth writing? How do you like the Edelstein ink, as that is a brand I do not have?

2 11,211
Reply
 02-03-2014, 10:41 AM
#6
  • Elendil
  • Raggedy man, good night
  • The snow's back.
User Info
Freddy, it's a medium gold nib that writes beautifully. It lays down a smooth, wet line. I have an M215 as well, with a fine, steel nib, and I am finding that I prefer the feel of the medium. The Edelstein is really, really nice. On Rhodia paper, it flows very nicely, and I've had no incidents of skipping or difficult starts yet. I really like the brightness of the blue in this shade, as well. It's not the in your face cobalt like I find with Bay State Blue. I find it to be more like the brightness of the PR Tanzanite, but without the purple shading.

0 1,137
Reply
 02-03-2014, 11:04 AM
#7
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
For some reason, I just do not enjoy medium nibs, nor broad, for that matter. I seem to go to extremes by preferring either EF or F nibs at one extreme or 1.1-1.5 italics at the other. Go figure. Rolleyes

2 11,211
Reply
 02-03-2014, 01:09 PM
#8
  • Elendil
  • Raggedy man, good night
  • The snow's back.
User Info
> 1.1 italics are a heck of a lot of fun to write with.

0 1,137
Reply
 02-03-2014, 01:50 PM
#9
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
(02-03-2014, 01:09 PM)Elendil Wrote: > 1.1 italics are a heck of a lot of fun to write with.

Aren't they just! Winky

2 11,211
Reply
 02-03-2014, 03:53 PM
#10
  • Elendil
  • Raggedy man, good night
  • The snow's back.
User Info
(02-03-2014, 01:50 PM)freddy Wrote:
(02-03-2014, 01:09 PM)Elendil Wrote: > 1.1 italics are a heck of a lot of fun to write with.

Aren't they just! Winky

They make my chicken scratch look like it was written by a calligrapher.

0 1,137
Reply
 02-04-2014, 06:16 PM
#11
User Info
(02-03-2014, 03:53 PM)Elendil Wrote:
(02-03-2014, 01:50 PM)freddy Wrote:
(02-03-2014, 01:09 PM)Elendil Wrote: > 1.1 italics are a heck of a lot of fun to write with.

Aren't they just! Winky

They make my chicken scratch look like it was written by a calligrapher.

The first time I used an Italic nib was the last time I used a non-italic nib.

32 344
Reply
 02-04-2014, 08:12 PM
#12
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
There is something special about writing with them and how they can transform one's penmanship.

2 11,211
Reply
 02-05-2014, 11:50 AM
#13
User Info
(02-03-2014, 01:09 PM)Elendil Wrote: > 1.1 italics are a heck of a lot of fun to write with.

+3 I love them! Biggrin

83 21,081
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)