Inked Up – January Edition

Welcome to our very first edition of a new monthly segment called Inked Up. Every month, a member of the fountain pen community and I will share our current rotation that has been inked up!

Our very first guests are Jon and Liz Chen of Wonder Pens, hailing from Toronto, Canada. Wonder Pens is currently my local store and carries pens, pencils, journals, notebooks, office supplies, tons of fountain pens, and fountain pen accessories. I often plan to visit with the intention of picking up an item or two and end up leaving with a lighter wallet and bag full of ink. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, be sure to swing by their brick and mortar shop to pet Super the store dog in training while you stock up on ink. Liz gave us a peek at her very colourful rotation.

(Be sure to click the thumbnail for the full image in all its glory!)

Kaweco AL-Sport – Kaweco Blue Black
Kaweco Sport – Tianamen Noodler’s
Pilot Prera – J Herbin Perle Noire
Lamy Safari – Lamy Blue
TWSBI Mini – Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun
FPR Dilli – Noodler’s 54th

Liz was also kind enough to show us what is inked up in the shop for visitors to test.


Pilot Parallel – Private Reserve Plum
Pilot 78G – Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris
Jinhao 188 – Sonic Blue PR (??)
Platinum Preppy – J Herbin Poussiere de Lune
Palamino Blackwing
Platinum Plaisir – Platinum Blue-Black
Pilot 78G – Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrun
Jinhao 101 – Diamine Damson

On my end, a new pen entered the rotation this month. The Pilot Matte Black Vanishing Point with the black extra fine nib has been treating me very well. A review will be up soon!

Noodler’s Rollerball – Noodler’s Bad Green Gator
TWSBI Diamond 540 with FPR Fine Stub – Noodler’s Apache Sunset
TWSBI Diamond 540 XF – Private Reserve Spearmint
Kaweco Sport EF – Noodler’s 54th Massachusetts
Pilot VP EF – Noodler’s Heart of Darkness

My apologies to the state of Massachusetts. I still have to Google your name every time to double check my spelling. It is definitely not spelled how it sounds.

Once again, a special thank you to Jon and Liz at WonderPens for participating in our very first edition of Inked Up! 

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