It’s an eyedropper pen meaning that you fill up the body of the pen with ink (no cartridge) so that you get a lot of ink storage. This is a pocket pen but has the same ink capacity of a TWSBI eco. This pen also has a fancy shut off valve which prevents leakage especially when flying.
I filled my pen with a personal ‘light burnt sienna’ mix of De Atramentis Document ink (a mix of yellow, red and a bit of brown) and I think it’s a perfect match for the pen. I haven’t been using it much recently, so the pen has been sitting around for a week or so unused, but yesterday when I got it out again, it was flowing well.
It’s one of the more expensive fountain pens in my collection and it’s a gorgeous high quality pen. I only have a few pens over the $100 mark as I normally use the lower end fountain pens – I’m afraid of losing them when I’m out sketching. But I was impressed by the Opus 88 range – the larger pens are a little thicker with incredible storage. If you are happy to invest in a little more for a fancy fountain pen, the Opus 88 range is worth checking out.
This particular pen was a gift from Larrypost which is super nice – thankyou! Larrypost is an amazing online store in Sydney which stocks all kinds of amazing sketching supplies. They were the ones to discover De Atramentis Document ink years ago and helped develop the recent Urban Grey colour. The Larrypost gang are always super helpful and very knowledgable – I have learnt a lot from them! (Note: Although I occasionally get some samples/ free materials to test, I predominately still purchase all my own art supplies and spend way too much on new stuff – just like everyone else!)