Monday, November 19, 2007
Lexington Gray Is Mushy
My two, new Pilot 78G fountain pens, fine nibs, along with a bottle of Private Reserve Chocolat arrived today! New toys!
When I tried the one I filled with Noodler's Lexington Gray, I noticed the line is soft or mushy and wider compared to Noodler's Black. This is the reason why the ink in my Lamy Safari looks like it is from a pen with a medium nib instead of an extra fine nib.
You can see by my samples that the Pilot fine nib is finer than the Lamy Safari extra fine nib no matter the ink, and the Lexington Gray has a wider line than the black no matter the pen. The scan with web resolution does not show the differences well, but it's enough to show there is some.
The Private Reserve Chocolat ink is a beautiful dark brown. It's not waterproof like the Noodler's inks, so it can be used for washes by picking up the ink from the line.
The Pilot pens and the Private Reserve ink were purchased from His Nibs. He doesn't carry the Noodler's inks.