Magical Forest Pine Cone

Wherein my Dixie #10 Methuselah's Pine Cone Noodler's Konrad Ebonite (IB) is paired with Diamine Magical Forest.

On my Dixie #10 Methuselah's Pine Cone Noodler's Konrad Ebonite (IB) joined its comrades when it was filled with Diamine Magical Forest. The pen was in use for 3 weeks and was emptied and cleaned on , saying good-bye to its fellows.

Dixie #10 Methuselah's Pine Cone Noodler's Konrad Ebonite (IB) filled with Diamine Magical Forest

Thoughts Before Filling

It is December and the Christmas Season is in full swing in my house. To that end I want my pens and ink to reflect the same sentiments, so I figured now is a great time to try out Diamine’s Shimmertastic inks especially since they have a green one. And what better pen to put an ink named Magical Forest in than Methuselah’s Pine Cone!

Thoughts After Cleaning the Pen

This poor pen was transported from a warm house into the freezing outdoors multiple times. At some point ink leaked into the cap and began to make a mess of my fingers, so it was time to clean it and re-evaluate. The nib I put in this pen doesn’t quite fit inside the cap (it’s a tight squeeze) so I may cut a new italic nib and try again.

As for the ink, it was as festive as I had hoped it would be. The silver sparkles excellently complimented the green ink. I’m not fond of the color green, but this shade was nice, so much so that I may wind up with a bottle of it in the future. Before that I will need to ponder when I’d want to use a shimmering ink. It’s not an all-purpose ink, but I suspect many of my fountain pen pen-pals won’t mind if I use it for one of their letters.

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