Pelikan M405 Dark Blue, M400 14K Medium, inked with Kyo No Oto bengarairo
The M405 Dark Blue arrived safely yesterday from Germany. I had purchased it days before its sibling the M805 Dark Blue, but it had to come from further away. Like the M805 this is an older pen, it has two chicks on the cap top so is from no later than 2004. It has seen some use with some scratches apparent under intense light. I am just glad to have this pen in my collection.
To match the old pen, this is an older nib, which means that while it is marked as a medium, it writes with a line width closer to a modern fine. It is a smooth writer that just works.
Well I have finally gotten to the end of my Kyo No Oto inks. The last ink is the latest release, bengarairo which means red iron oxide. My sample is browner than what I expected. like all brown inks it shades well.