I while ago I posted the picture to the right on facebook. They are some of my pens - all that fit in the box. There are others, and when I have another display case, I'll have a place to house, and present, them.
They are, from the left:
- Sheaffer Valor Fountain Pen
- Cross Year of the Dragon Special Edition
- Waterman Carène
- Edison Urushi Herald
- Delta Peace Pen Limited Edition
- Visconti Homo Sapiens - Bronze
- Sailor Koi Maki-e with Music nib
- Aurora Optima Marble
- Aurora Optima 75th Anniversary (Red)
- Aurora Europa Limited Edition
- Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point Ice Blue Limited Edition
- Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point Carbonesque Blue
The Edison Urushi Herald I've written about here. The Aurora pens - here. And I wrote about the Delta Peace Pen here - though I'll have to do a more through post on it sometime.
The pen is quite large, but beautifully light and perfectly balanced. As always, I use it un-posted (an artifact of being European, I learned a few years ago) and the pen glides smoothly over paper, laying down a generous line of ink.
Nibs.com I made the mistake of ordering some fine Sailor Blue-Black ink to go with it. A short time with the pen taught me that this one needed a deep and rich black. I contacted the seller, admitting my error and saying I'd order whatever they suggested might do as a good solid black for this pen.
They sent me, free of charge, this most wonderful Aurora ink. Deep velvet black. A perfect pairing for the pen.
As you can see below, the ink is laid down generously and it is very easy to develop a flourish - even if you're not quite the artist with a nib that so many fountain pen users are.
All in all, a work of art that's a pleasure to use.