Dipping into the Well

While I prefer fountain pens, there is something about a dip pen that is very appealing and with the right nib, right holder and the proper ink, they are a delight.

Two dippers that I love are an all-in-one silver retractable pen that J bought me back in the 80s, and a gift from L that is longer and plated.

I've worked with the plated one more often and discovered that inks, too, make an enormous difference. An older Pelikan ink dipped can write much longer than many of the newer inks in my small, but growing collection.

Also using these two, and perhaps one or two of the loose nib-holder systems is the way to go with those beautiful Sennelier inks I have in the C-studio.

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