Saturday, February 15, 2014
And thus ends the Great Daily Carry Quest of 2014. Already pressed into service, I'm looking forward to giving this one a workout. Thanks to all who offered suggestions and recommendations. This one just hit the sweet spot for me, helped in part by the fact that I have a lot of cartridge/converter pens, of which a vanishing point would be Yet Another. I hate running out of ink mid-meeting, and a pistol fill is just simple enough to make topping up the reservoir a daily ritual.
The Safari is also a surprise favorite, and I'm really glad I picked that one up as well. Maybe it's the size difference, or maybe I'm just not babying it as much as I am the Pelikan right now, but I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would, given that it's (in essence) more of the same sort of thing I already have.
For those crazy about ink, Waterman's "Serenity Blue" is a renaming of their "Florida Blue" color, as near as I can tell. That was the first ink I ever used with the pen that's now been replaced. Not every pen user is a fan of shading in their inks, preferring the lines to come out one single, bold color. Personally, I like the shading, and Florida Blue always shaded like crazy with my writing style. I'm pleased to see it's still doing so from the bottle. Masochists with a good 'net connection should take a peek at that second pen photo in the large size. I may have to save up for an oblique nib, just to spend more time with that color shading.