Friday five

Magnificent seven has been going pretty well. Time to take it to the next level: Friday five. Same principle, two fewer pens.

Here’s week one.

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Conid Minimalistica Monarch, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

I’ve been persevering with the Conid, and today flushed out the Montblanc UNICEF, tried Montblanc Red Chine, then flushed and inked with this orange, in pursuit of a transparent glow in the demonstrator barrel.

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I also tried a few different nibs to show off the ink a bit better, and so far have settled on this fine/medium Ti.

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Montblanc 149, Montblanc Homer Greek Blue

I’ve remarked before on how much I love Greek Blue. The colour change from bold royal blue to chalky sky blue is quite dramatic.

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Esterbrook Estie, Bungubox 4B

Next week is my last week at work before Christmas. I expect some serious note-taking that the 2048 nib will be perfect for. I feel I should try 4B in a wider nib, but the sheen is amazing even in an EF like this.

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Kaweco Art Sport, Kaweco Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue is a truly fantastic ink, with a good amount of shading and even a little sheen. It’s been a while since I gave the Art Sport Alabaster a good run, so I thought I would remedy the situation.

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Visconti Van Gogh Dr Gachet, Herbin Rose

I listed out my Herbin inks last weekend and was struck by how fun this rose-scented red is. It dries a little powdery pink, but it’s wet and smells great. And the broad nib in this Van Gogh is sublime.

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