Today I changed up the lineup of my fountain pens a bit. I still love my Lamy Safari with broad nib, but have been enjoying the Pilot F nib more lately. Although I have several cheap Jinhao pens, only the Lamy and my Pilots have ink in them now, so maybe it’s time to pare down the collection and give the Jinhaos away.
Here’s my current lineup:
- Lamy Safari (broad) / Iroshizuku Ama-Iro – The broad nib lets me see bright blue ink in all of its glory. Ama-Iro is my favorite ink that I’ll never get tired of.
- Pilot Metropolitan (F) / Namiki Blue/Black – A general-purpose set-up great for basic writing. I have a bottle of Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, but that ink takes a long time to fully dry, and I end up with a lot of smears.
- Pilot Kakuno (F) / Sailor Souten – Another nice basic setup, but with a cool blue vibe.
- Pilot Kakuno (M) / Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin – The warm green ink paired with a medium nib adds some life and variety to the page.
Although I have 4 colors, I like to limit a page to just 2 or 3 if I can. Any of them work well as a 3-color set, but 4 on a page will reveal a clashing pair, in my eyes. It may seem like a silly thing to mention, but I think it’s fun to think about these little things!
I hope you had a great day. またね～