This ink has so much sheen, I've started to call it Charlie. *ba-dum-bam!* A
nice blue-violet with all that shimmering goodness. Whatever dye component makes
the ink sheen, also seems to allow for smearing, even after a couple days of
being on the paper. But I like the color and sparkle so much, that I generally
am not bothered by the smudges. I probably wouldn't use it for anything in which
smearing is going to be a problem. Like at work or for business correspondence.
Though it does seem to be smudge-proof after a week or more.
A thousand times, yes! These nibs are wonderfully smooth and flexy with bounce.
I love all the line variations it gives. I really wish these were available in
fountain pen format. My god, I'd be unstoppable. Seems like I need to get an
Ackerman pump pen to accommodate my new obsession with these nibs. I heavily
modified one to fit in a Noodler's Creaper, and it's an amazing combination.
It's just time consuming to grind the sides and shaft down to size. But not
having to dip all the time is great.
Of course, they work just as nicely while dipping them. I'm just spoiled on
Eh, it's a converter. It does what it's supposed to do. I actually bought it for
helping to clean my pens out, but it doesn't really have enough oomph to do so.
It's easier to just pull the feed and nib out, give them a rinse, and reassemble
the pen than it is to continually squeeze water in and out of the converter. The
squeeze bar just doesn't draw enough water in at a time to be helpful.
This is a great writer. Very smooth, subtle line variation, and I've never had
any problems with ink flow. My only complaint, and a very minor one, is that the
grip feels rather slippery, and I always find my fingers creeping on down toward
the nib the longer I write.
I love, love, love this ink! It takes on a different appearance depending on the
nib. Sometimes it's more orange, sometimes more red, and it looks like a nice,
peachy flesh tone in a Pilot Petit brush pen. I definitely will be buying a
larger bottle of this. If I could buy a gallon, that would be great.
A light, ballerina pink. It's a bit too light for use in a fine nib or smaller,
but looks nice in medium and up, or dip nibs. Using it in a flex pen is also
fun! I've been using it for art applications rather than writing, but it would
also make a nice highlighter color.
Lamy does it again. Winning my heart, that is. The color is nice and vibrant,
but not too eye-searing, and the nib writes smoothly, just like all the others
of tried. I thought I'd be adventurous and get a medium nib this time, and I
have to say, I rather like it. That's something coming from one who likes
I bought one of these to check out the hype and see if the paper was really
worth the expense. For the most part, yes, it's a great little book. But I found
that the paper bled through in some wetter areas of ink, or while using flex
pens. Many reviews I read online indicated that Rhodia was THE paper for
fountain pens, so I think my expectations were a little high.
Honestly, it's just about the same as every other pocket notebook available.
It's just available in dot grid and orange leatherette. Nice and sturdy, decent
number of pages, and excellent for plain ol' writing. Not so much for sketching
or doing any kind of calligraphy where a lot of ink will be put down--light work
While nifty, I think I'll go with cheaper options for heavier, smooth paper.