Churchill’s Vineyard

Wherein my Red Ripple Scriptorium Pens Custom (IM) is paired with Paradise Pen Vineyard Burgandy.

On my Red Ripple Scriptorium Pens Custom (IM) joined its comrades when it was filled with Paradise Pen Vineyard Burgandy. The pen was in use for one month and was emptied and cleaned on , saying good-bye to its fellows.

Red Ripple Scriptorium Pens Custom (IM) filled with Paradise Pen Vineyard Burgandy

Thoughts Before Filling

I cannot believe this is the first time I have attempted to use this pen. It has been sitting on my desk as pretty as can be, but I’ve yet to take the time to fill it. That was mostly due to me wanting to modify the stock medium nib into an italic, and I’ve yet to make the time for it. Instead I have a spare 1.1mm stub that I have put in this pen for this inking.

My current rotation has no brown or earthy tones to it, largely because of the season. My wife picked up a bottle of this ink for me on a recent trip she made; let me state that again: my wife, who is no fountain pen enthusiast, took a day trip with our daughter, found a Paradise Pens store, stopped, and bought me a bottle of ink. How can I not try it? I’m very much looking forward to this combination!

Thoughts After Cleaning the Pen

This pen is quite possibly the most comfortable to use pen I own. It’s big enough that I can relax my grip while using it without fear that it will slip or rotate. The ink was not love at first sight, but as I neared the end I grew to enjoy its color. Looking back my initial impression was based on an expectation but as I came to know the ink I was able to enjoy it for what it is. The big surprise was how much I enjoyed using a 1.1mm stub nib in this pen. Typically I shy away from broad italics, and from all stubs (preferring a crisper line than stubs can provide). I’m not sure what happened since the lsat time I used a 1.1mm stub, but I quite enjoyed the lines I produced.

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