So, one year after all that research and testing of different pens, what am I currently using? Has it changed?
These have remained unchanged!
- My beloved White Joy by Lamy with a gold nib (I think it is somewhere between a F-M nib size). BTW I don’t think that it has become much grubbier in the last 12 months! (Note: A review of the Lamy Joy with gold nib is included in this article.)
- Sailor 55 degree fude nib. (Note: A review of the Sailor Fude pen is included in this article.)
Both have black De Atramentis Document Ink in them.
- Platnium Preppy 0.3mm.I do a lot of wrting of ideas, planning etc in my Get To Work Book and other ruled note paper (use a Kikki.K ring binder organiser for my ideas and planning pages) and for these I use a finer nib due to the size of the line spacing. I love the Preppy for this, either just using the standard cartridge or an eye dropper converted version filled normal fountain pen ink. It’s a cheap plastic pen but it’s a winner! (Note: A review of a Preppy is included in this article.)
- Pilot Prera (with Med Nib). it is funny that when I wrote the article of basic pens I couldn’t find a compelling reason for recommending this pen due to its price. However, I just love it as a pen (especially the clicking of the cap) and love writing with it. It just feels great in my hand – all my morning readings and other slabs of text in my sketchbooks are written with it. I also bought a cream version with a F nib (goregous pen) and filled with with brown ink but haven’t used it much yet. (Note: A review of this Pilot pen is included in this article.)
If somehow you missed it last year, please check out my Fountain Pen Sketching series for extensive information about choosing, using and sketching with a fountain pen.
So there you have it – my sketching pens haven’t changed, but my writing ones have!
I would love to know what your favourite fountain pen is.