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Inky Thoughts: J.Herbin

When I was ready to get my first bottle of ink, I researched and researched for that perfect bottle of black. All of my research lead me to J.Herbin Perle Noire. It’s beautiful, dark black with pleasant purple undertones and so very well behaved. After […]

Tool Review: J. Herbin Perle Noire Ink

Or, the Little Ink That Could Black ink is black ink, right? You would certainly think so. However, when it comes to the world of fountain pen ink, that’s not quite the case. Black fountain pen inks vary broadly in terms of wetness, darkness and hue. […]

The Mysterious Skipping Pelikan M205

Or, How I Fixed Baby’s Bottom on My Pelikan M205 for $1 I love my Pelikan M205. It pains my heart to read some of the experiences others have had with this pen, because this fountain pen has the potential to be truly great. Especially because […]