Pelikan M205 Yellow Demonstrator, M405 14K Broad, inked with Kyo No Oto No.03 kokeiro

Being one of only two pens I have that has a rating of five it is strange to see this pen in use without it being inked it up with a devil’s concoction from Noodler’s, or some sparkly ink from J.Herbin. I have been lucky that none the weird inks have stained it to any real extent.

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This lovely little broad nib has been in my collection for a year and day. I bought this nib as a spare with the view to using it in my M205 Toledo Red. It is not the most exciting nib, but it does start every time and produces a nice wet line.

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I am going to see a lot of these lovely little 40ml Kyo No Oto bottles over the next few weeks because I recently completed the current set of these inks by buying the last eight bottles.

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Kokeiro means moss colour in Japanese, moss where I live is greener than this, but it certainly is a lovely shade. It reminds me of Diamine Wagner and Robert Oster Signature Gold Antiqua; both I think are more golden and less green. This ink shades up a storm from this broad nib, but fails to show any sheen.

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Pelikan M101N Lizard Special Edition, M405 14K Broad, inked with Pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo

The Lizard is an interesting little pen that is aways welcome back in rotation. It is the only one of my four M101N that features silver rather than gold trim. 

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Just like silver trimmed pens I do like an all silver coloured nib, the silver colour is actually rhodium plating. I bought this nib as a replacement for the steel nib I got with the M205 Toledo Red late last year. I love a broad nib because it allows an ink to show off its best. 

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tsuki-yo is Japanese for moon light which makes me think midnight blue but this ink colour is classified as a blue-black in my database. This is a good shading ink that sheens slightly. This is one of my favourite blue-black inks.

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