I’ve added a few new fountain pens to my writing lineup. The current range looks like this:
- Randy Hamilton tiger celluloid; medium
- JP Lepine Winston in French Oak; bold
- Pilot Custom 74 with an opaque navy body (!); medium
- Noodler’s Ahab flex nib; fine to medium
- Jinhao #450; medium to big swashes
- Cadman & Cummins in Elder burl; bold
I’ve also got a few more inks. Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, which isn’t as waterproof as I’d hoped. Diamine Dark Blue. Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. I have to say that the last two are incredibly luscious to write with. The Iroshizuku inks from Pilot have a superb watercolor-like stroke with lovely variable tone.
Trust me. Put the Iroshizuku in the JP Lepine, Jinhao, or the Randy Hamilton…oh, what a writing experience you’ll have! Believe it.
As an author, there’s really nothing like writing your story notes in longhand with a fountain pen. It is responsive, fast, and intimate…just like the touch of an eager lover…just…on paper. Ahem.
I get a little passionate about my work.