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It’s a new month, what’s in your pen cup?

Geez I hate February, I was counting on those extra couple days to get some writing done and welp, they are missing.

For this month I grabbed a Pilot Prera with a medium calligraphy nib. It’s only 1mm across, honestly, an italic or oblique nib would have also been a nice choice. Inked it up with a De Atramentis Black-Red and toyed with it a bit. Loving the way it lays down letters.

I’ve been fighting with the indie ebonite pen, it was leaking. I applied more silicone grease which seemed to help significantly but only today I noticed ink leaking out around the feed….. I know, I know “good can be cheap but cheap is never good.”


I'm a loser as my wife likes to tell me, I enjoy researching dead cousins and playing with fountain pens.

6 thoughts on “It’s a new month, what’s in your pen cup?

  1. That Pilot has some great reviews. The nibs are pretty much finer than usual due to Japanese design apparently. Never knew that. Choosing one pen? Using different paper grades in journals, etc. is so difficult when they don’t like certain inks. So 3 or 4 pens maybe. Good luck with the ebonite.

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    1. This is my first Japanese pen. It was recommended by another who had many they used in their art work. I’ve written in 3 journals so far and on a cheap legal pad (not working well on the cheap legal pad). Loving it. The converter comes with 4 steel balls to keep the ink mixed, it jingles. I’m planning a full review of the pen on 14 March.

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      1. I’ll be looking forward to that one. Currently developing a familiarity with what I own having bought recently or over the decades. So purchasing more is being very much withheld. The VeeDub is a bit more needful with petrol prices. And the need for Chalk paint to do the dining room walls too!! Retirement and a simple pension have a lot to answer for 😉. But that Pilot does look the business. All those coloured choices too. All the best.

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  2. So, what’s in my pen cup this month? I plan on using my Omas Roma 2000 fine, cursive italic, nibbed pen more frequently than I have. Writing with a beautiful pen is always a pleasure.


    1. I apologize for this very late reply, your comment went to my “trash.” Cursive, oblique or calligraphy nibs are my preferred nib. I enjoy how flamboyant they make my writing which causes me to slow down and enjoy writing. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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