Pelikan M800 Black/Red Striated, M800 18K Italic Broad, inked with Diamine Pumpkin

I only own the Black/Red Striated in this M800 size, but I must buy this colour in the other two sizes it is offer in (M400 and M600) as it is quite a handsome pattern.

The factory Italic Broad is very very broad, wet stub, and no where near as cursive as I would like it to be. It will be very interesting to see how italic the M400 version is when it arrives in early September.

I really only bought Diamine Pumpkin on a lark. I was filling my shopping cart on Niche Pens with other Diamine inks and my wife happen to walk past - She saw one of the colours was Pumpkin and said "you hate pumpkin so you had better not buy that ink" - so I did. Pumpkin is a vibrant dark orange the is so in your face especially from this IB nib. I might not like the food pumpkin but I certainly like the ink.