Don’t you love a stationery delivery? I couldn’t wait to get home yesterday to check if my delivery from cultpens.co.uk had arrived. I was actually expecting it on Thursday but it didn’t arrive (some washi tape did however!). So I got home to find the postman had left the package in our bin cupboard so I didn’t need to pick it up at the depot. Then I had to WAIT while we went to pick up some take away and drinks, then get home and eat. Finally I was able to gleefully tear open the package and look at my goodies!
I had ordered:
Diamine – Syrah ink 80ml
Diamine – Merlot ink 30ml
Diamine – Damson ink 30ml
Pilot Penmanship, extra fine fountain pen
Pilot CON-50 Piston Converter
2 x Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop
The Pilot Penmanship, Extra Fine
This nib is exceptionally fine! I love fine nibs but there is a certain sacrifice of smoothness. I’m not sure if that’s due to this being a cheaper pen though or if that’s a standard trait of ultra fine nibs. I inked it with Diamine Syrah first but soon decided I’d rather have that ink in my Lamy Vista, so then re-inked it with Diamine Damson. I was also a bit confused by the converter with a small loose metal bit rattling around inside, but a quick google search led me to a Goulet Pens video explaining it is an agitator to stop the ink sticking in the top of the chamber.
The inks, oh the inks!
These 3 colours are so beautiful and the rich dark shades are right up my street!
I tried using a quill dipping pen to test the inks but it laid down way to much ink for these to accurately demonstrate these colours but I’ll share then anyway.