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September '15 Inked Up

While cleaning through my fountain pen collection I thought I'd bring back a post I frequently did last year, sharing my favourite pen/ink combonations that I'm currently loving. 

Here are the 3 I've been enjoying this month.  

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Lamy Safari White - M nib inked with Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

Lamy Safari's are always a go-to for me, coupled with their Medium stainless steel nib you have a reliable workhorse that is comfortable to write with for extended periods. I tend to write with grey inks majority of the time when I use fountain pens and this has to be my favourite, this one from Pilot is just right, not too light, not too dark and leaning a little to a warmer tone.

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Pilot Prera Transparent blue - F nib (reviewed here) inked with Noodler's Ottoman Azure. 

I've always been a fan of demonstrator style pens and usually always have one inked up. It would also be strange for me not to have at least one pen filled up with a blue ink, for Septmeber I've gone with this one from Noodler's. It's not a bright turquoise but it's not your generic blue ink, in some lights it almost looks like a dark teal shade. 

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Pilot Vanishing Point Matte Black -  B nib (reviewed here) inked with Yard-O-Led Jet Black (reviewed here). 

The Pilot VP is the latest addition to my collection and I haven't stopped using it since I first got opened up the box. Writes like a dream, it's definitely swayed me preference to thicker nibs. I revisited a set of inks I used to enjoy but got burried in the back of my drawer, and I forgot how nice they were. This black from Yard-O-Led isn't as intense and deep as other blacks I use but it has some subtle shading that I really enjoy.

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What have been your favourite combinations this month?

Thanks for reading! 

Posted on September 21, 2015 and filed under Fav Combo's.

February 2015 Fav Ink Combo's

In the last couple of months I've stuck with very similar ink choices, going with what I know I enjoy and not experimenting all that much.

I seem to be a creature of habit, I almost always have at least one Lamy fountain pen inked up and I definitely have blue ink in a pen at all times.

My Pilot Custom Heritage 92 has really become a favourite of mine. It certainly hasn't left my hand since I got it a few months back. If you want to see more of this beautiful pen, read my review of it here. I tend to stick with black inks for this pen, weird personal preference but I think they suit this pen. So naturally I filled it up with one of my all time favourite blacks - Mont Blanc Mystery Black.

I got this limited edition Lamy Safari from a Japanese store over a year ago when I first got into collecting fountain pens and it's been a staple in my lineup ever since. I was on the hunt for this model for quite some time, it was either out of stock or incredibly over priced on eBay so I made sure to snatch it when I found one for the RRP! I usually stick to turquoise shades for this pen, that closely match the beautiful colour of the pen but I felt like switching it up. And the Noodlers Ottoman Azure is irresistible!

What have been your favourite pen and ink combinations recently?

Thanks for reading.

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Posted on March 11, 2015 and filed under Fav Combo's.