We’ve all heard the rule, “Two is one, and one is none”. Sometimes, three is none.
I normally bring two pens to work with me, mostly because I never seem to be able to remember to check the ink level before I leave, and I don’t want to run dry and have to use FaucetCompany’s roller ball crap. Today, I brought three. It wasn’t enough.
Yesterday, my primary was the Lamy. I knew it was getting low, but I didn’t refill it because I plan to switch inks. Predictably, it ran out within the first hour. I switched to my blue Jinhao with the aftermarket German nib. I hadn’t used it in a while, so I wasted a little ink getting it going. Two hours later, it was dry.
My tertiary pen was the burgundy Jinhao with the Midnight Emerald ink. I try to limit work to black or blue, but it’s dark enough to pass for black as long as you don’t compare it to a true black. This pen/ink combination is a recent favorite, and I’ve been using it a fair amount for personal writing.
Out of curiosity, I checked the converter. No ink visible. But it’s a true extra fine nib. Maybe there’s enough in the feed tube to get me through the night.
Almost. But no.