Sailor 1911 Medium Clear Demonstrator/Gold, 14K Music Stub, inked with Noodler's Periwinkle

This is one of the two Sailors that I have deemed worthy of staying in my rotation. It is a pretty simple clear demonstrator with gold trim - very minimal. I was lucky enough to be source a gold anodised convertor to suit so it is gold all the way down.

Big and broad is the Sailor music stub, two tines only so not really a music nib in my book. I lays down a good wet line with some variation between vertical and horizontal strokes.

A cute little 1oz version of the normal 3oz bottle. I have five Noodler's inks that only came in this size. 

Noodler's Periwinkle is bulletproof and eternal, basically archival quality. That's all well and good but it is not a great ink to use. The flow is dry, so dry, it is very matt in finish and is just not a fun ink. This is one of the earliest eternal inks and Noodler's seemed to have improved the usability of eternal inks in their latter products. 

Sailor 1911 Medium Black/Gold, 14K Music Stub, inked with De Atramentis Christmas Ink 2012

Sailor make a huge range of pens. I only own their economically models being the 1911 Medium and Sapporo. Today one of my Black/Gold 1911 Mediums makes its return to rotation. The pen a simple black resin body with gold trim, it is not exciting but nib is, the Music Stub has to be one of my favourite nibs. It is not 3 tined like most MS but is really a broad stub. The ink my database recommended for this combination is about 12 weeks early. De Atramentis Christmas Ink 2012 is lovely blue with the scent of frankincense. My wife really likes the look of this colour so it will probably get a run in her fountain pen to write the Christmas cards.