Waterman Preface Barleycorn Green, Preface 18K Extra Fine, inked with De Atramentis Whisky

Finally something other than a beautiful Pelikan pen. As I have related in other posts the Waterman Preface model was my introduction to fountain pens and it still holds a special place in my heart. Most people who have tried this model do not like it as they are thin, and heavy being an enamelled brass body, in the main they prefer thicker, lighter pens. I like them and that's all that matters.

The Barleycorn Green version was a UK only release and its Red version is the only model that I am missing from my collection.

These nibs are stiff, and all seem to slightly dry writers. The extra fine is finer than most of the european fines I own and is perfect for writing small margin notes - something that I rarely do but sometimes need to.

A scented ink from De Atramentis, Whisky has a boozy smell but it is more like that of an empty glass the next morning after a big party rather than sniffing the opening of a good bottle of single malt. 

The ink is a very light brown from this very fine nib but it is quite attractive on the page if you are looking for a "written in the 19th century look".