Diamine Syrah, Merlot & Damson & Pilot Penmanship Fountain Pen

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.

Pilot Penmanship Extra Fine
Pilot Penmanship Extra Fine
Pilot Penmanship with packagine
Pilot Penmanship with packagine
Pilot Penmanship sample writing
Pilot Penmanship sample writing

Diamine Inks

The inks, oh the inks!
These 3 colours are so beautiful and the rich dark shades are right up my street!

Diamine Syrah, Merlot & Damson, swab samples
Diamine Syrah, Merlot & Damson, swab samples

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.

Diamine Syrah
Diamine Syrah
Diamine Syrah
Diamine Syrah
Diamine Damson
Diamine Damson
Diamine Damson
Diamine Damson
Diamine Merlot
Diamine Merlot
Diamine Merlot
Diamine Merlot

Leave a Reply