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Lamy Petrol First Ink

I received my bottles of Lamy Petrol just recently and here is the first inking in my Sailor Pro Gear Slim.


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Inked Pens for April

I am experimenting on YouTube. This is my second video. It should be a big improvement over the last video as I actually did some editing of the video before posting. :p In the video, you will see the 12 pens I have inked, as of yesterday. Yes, 12. My autocorrect is even questioning the reference to 12 pens inked! So, here is the video link:

You will see a few pens I have not mentioned before. If you follow me on Instagram you probably have seen some of them already.

Below is a scan of the writing sample created with each pen. The paper is from a Muji notebook (A5) that Jose N. gave me a while back. It’s actually really good for fountain pens.

inked 4 3 2017


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Noodler’s Berning Red


Noodler's Berning Red
Noodler’s Berning Red Ink Swatch

Thank you to Pen Boutique for providing the ink for today’s review.


If you don’t have a lot of experience with Noodler’s ink, you will quickly find that Nathan Tardiff is not shy about mixing his political views into the inks he creates. This can turn some people off but that does not seem to deter Mr. Tardiff. The newest ink to come out of his laboratory is Berning Red, an ink for lefties. Some double-entendre is going on with the name, obviously. Continue reading “Noodler’s Berning Red”

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Inktronics Blog Reviews Diamine Ancient Copper Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Ancient Copper
Diamine Ancient Copper

Diamine Ancient Copper


A big thank you goes out to The Goulet Pen Company for providing this ink for review.


Ancient Copper has been on my “Want to Try” list for a long time. This one never seemed to make it to my shopping cart for one reason or another. This, as opposed to Red Dragon, I did know why. Continue reading “Inktronics Blog Reviews Diamine Ancient Copper Fountain Pen Ink”

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Inktronics Reviews Diamine Red Dragon Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Red Dragon
I have you now!


Thank you to the Goulet Pen Company for providing the bottle of Diamine Red Dragon for review.


Before I started sampling inks, I resisted trying red inks. I stuck mostly with different shades of blues. That led to green ink, then brown. I do not know why I skipped over the red end of the spectrum. Maybe it was some deep psychological fear of seeing red ink on the page. My mind drifts back to high school algebra class at this point Continue reading “Inktronics Reviews Diamine Red Dragon Fountain Pen Ink”

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Congratulations Duane Jennings!

This is my “I’m out of town so forgive me for the delay in posting” edition. 🙂 The weather is great out here in Phoenix, Arizona. I’m posting this from the hotel courtyard.

I want to congratulate Duane Jennings for being the winner of the JetPens Iroshizuku ink giveaway! I hope you enjoy it. Thank you to JetPens for providing the prize.


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Iroshizuku Syo-ro Review and Fountain Pen Day/JetPens Giveaway!

Iroshizuku Syo-ro

Iroshizuku Syo-ro and a JetPens giveaway! Happy Fountain Pen Day!

I want to thank JetPens for providing me with a bottle of Iroshizuku Syo-ro for this review and also sponsoring the giveaway for a new bottle of the same ink. Details are at the end of the review. Continue reading “Iroshizuku Syo-ro Review and Fountain Pen Day/JetPens Giveaway!”