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Reviews Written by djkhimtaka

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Kaweco Squeeze Fountain Pen Converter for Sport Series - KAWECO 10000654
  I bought mine more for..., August 2, 2014
I bought mine more for flushing water through my Kaweco's feed and section, than to use it as a proper ink converter. It's tiny and awkward, but it does suck up a minimal amount of ink. (I even tried doing several squeezes, in the manner of lever-filler and vacumatic pens, but it never got more ink in it than a third of it's capacity.)

Good for cleaning, yes, but for max ink capacity, you may as well use a syringe or turn your Kaweco into an eyedropper.
Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib - Maru (Mapping) Model - Soft Type - Pack of 2 - TACHIKAWA T77-2
  Super fine lines to the..., July 22, 2014
Super fine lines to the max! And they offer a wide range of line widths as well, but in a very controlled fashion. A bit pricey, but these are a lot better than my Hunt ones, so I'll gladly take them at (almost) any price!
Brause 66 Extra Fine Arrow Calligraphy Pen Nib - Extra Fine Point - BRAUSE B66
  This tiny, tiny nib is..., July 22, 2014
This tiny, tiny nib is a powerhouse! It really does hold quite a bit of ink, likely because the lines it puts down when not flexed are so thin. Just writing, I felt like I was writing for quite a long time between dippings. It has a fairly good amount of flex for line variation, but I found my nib to be a bit scratchy. I'm sure it will smooth out in time, but I've been favoring the Blue Pumpkin nib over this one.

Still, I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Brause 29 Index Finger Calligraphy Pen Nib - Medium Fine Point - BRAUSE B29
  As the description above..., July 22, 2014
As the description above says, this nib is stiff, so it's excellent for writing, or for drawing where only one line width is needed. And it holds quite a bit of ink, though some will get stuck in the "pocket" formed by the curled finger area on the underside, and won't slide back down along the tines. So dipping too deeply will waste a bit of ink. The index finger portion holds quite a bit of ink on its own, though, so you can write for a bit without having to dip.

Plus, it just looks cool.
Brause 361 Steno Blue Pumpkin Calligraphy Pen Nib - Fine Point - BRAUSE B361
  This nib is a winner!..., July 22, 2014
This nib is a winner! It holds a fairly large amount of ink for its size, though if you're flexing the nib, the ink gets eaten up fairly quickly. Which is only to be expected. :) I would say that the line it puts down when not flexed is extra-fine, but I suppose that all depends on perspective. It's also a very smooth writer, and has great control. This is my current favorite nib for writing (when I'm not using a fountain pen, of course)!
Brause 76 Rose Calligraphy Pen Nib - Fine Point - BRAUSE B76
  I too could only use..., July 22, 2014
I too could only use this nib while it was upside down, which produced an extremely fine line.

The surface tension of the ink kept it from running all the way down the tines, no matter how I loaded it on there. And even the lightest touch did not produce a line when held right-side-up.

It's a real shame, as I've been looking for flexible nibs for more artistic calligraphy. It gets three stars, as I was able to use it like the other reviewer, getting such fine lines upside-down. Otherwise, I'd give this negative stars, if I could. Even if it's beautiful to look at, a pen nib should be functional.
Diamine Fountain Pen Ink - 80 ml - Salamander (Green) - DIAMINE INK 7101
  When I ordered this from..., July 22, 2014
When I ordered this from the site, it was called "Salamander Black," so I thought it would be darker, like Noodler's Zhivago. But I'm actually happy with the color as it is, which is kind of a dark khaki-olive. It looks black at first glance when you use an extra-fine nib, at least until you put it near actual black ink. Using a wider nib will yield more of the khaki-olive hue.

It's kind of a mysterious near-black that way. And the shading on it is gorgeous! It might not have been what I was first expecting, but it's one of my favorite inks so far!
Pilot Penmanship Fountain Pen with Ergo Grip - Extra Fine Nib - Clear Body - PILOT P-FP-50R-NC-EF
  This fountain pen lays..., July 22, 2014
This fountain pen lays down the finest line I have ever seen made by a fountain pen. I love it! I was originally intending to make this into an eyedropper, but the threaded section is too short for me to be comfortable with that. It would likely leak everywhere.

But the cartridge it comes with is open enough that you can simply use an eyedropper or pipette to fill it with your own choice of bottled ink, no converter needed (except for flushing the pen clean).
Sailor Fountain Pen Jentle Ink - 50 ml - Peach Pink - SAILOR 13-1000-231
  The color swab above..., July 22, 2014
The color swab above simply does not do this ink justice. It's a muted, rosy-peach color. And it's a shame that it's going to be discontinued.

The shading on it is lovely when used with a Pilot Petit Fude, but overall the color is a bit watery with that pen. With a dip pen it looks a bit more like a solid tone, with subtle shading. And if I had less absorbent paper, I think it also has a slight sheen, but it's hard to tell.

Either way, it's a lovely color. I'll be sad when my bottle is empty!
Pilot Iroshizuku Ink - 50 ml - Yama-budo Wild Grapes (Purple Magenta) - PILOT INK-50-YB
  This is the first Iroshizuku..., July 22, 2014
This is the first Iroshizuku ink I got to try, and I love it! The color is spectacular! It's such a deep, wine-hued purple, and it has some nice shading, especially in wider nibs. The shading is more subtle in an extra-fine nib, which is what I normally use. Either way, it really pops off the page without being overly bright.
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