New inks

April 10, 2017

I'm doing an experiment here, writing in english. One of the reasons I rebooted the blog was because I decided early on with the old one that I would write in Swedish. But I want to take part in the pen community online, and I still haven't found even one person who speaks Swedish in the groups where I talk about pens. I have found one person from Germany who can read Swedish in my letters, but he replies in English, and there's someone from Norway that reads my Swedish on the chat and responds in Norwegian. Other than that English seems to be the language of the community, like most of the internet.

I'm not going to write a long post on why I like my fountain pens or any specifics at the moment, I'm saving that for another time. For now I'll just say that the fountain pens have helped me to start writing again, and I quite like it.

Ink bottles
Five Iroshizukus and three Sailors

I was in Stockholm a few weeks ago and visited Penstore, I wanted to buy two pens I had been looking at online, but their brick and mortar store didn't have everything from the web store. They said their store was too small, it didn't seem that small but they have a lot of stuff online. Instead I got these five Iroshizuku inks, they had a lot of them, both small and large bottles, they also had a lot of Diamine, and a few Lamy inks if I'm not mistaken. I didn't get any pictures at the time since I wasn't really doing the blog in English.

A few days ago that person from Norway sent me a message saying that they had Sailor inks on sale. They were really cheep so I figured I'd give them a try. I haven't tried any sailor inks before, but they are well regarded in the community (even if the bottles are less than optimal). It feels like I should have since my favourite pen (the one I keep coming back to) is a sailor, but I never got around to it. Anyway I've got them now, it's a green, a brown and an olive-green. I just cant really decide which to try first.