New Pen and Ink Day

New pen and ink arrived from Goulet Pens:

  • TWSBI Diamond 580 Demonstrator
  • Rob’t Oster Fire and Ice sample vial
  • Rob’t Oster Gold Antiqua vial
  • Rob’t Oster Astorquiza Rot


Unboxing Goulet packages is always a treat. This was not a disappointment at all!

TWSBI Diamond 580 Clear Demonstrator

This is such a gorgeous pen. I’m a sucker for a clear demonstrator, and the TWSBI does not disappoint. I got it with the 1.1 stub nib, which has become my new favourite writing nib.

Look at that beauty!

Robert Oster Inks

These inks are a new line for Goulet Pens, and I’ve been itching to try some out. The three sample vials arrived a bit ago, but I only just got around to testing them out.

Antiqua Gold

This isn’t the best ink colour, but if you like an antique gold, you’ll probably love this.

Astorquiz Rot

Although it has an odd name, this red ink is really lovely. I might just slide some into another TWSBI 580 later.

Fire & Ice

This was the ink that attracted me the most and does not disappoint. I haven’t given a real workout yet, but it’s the one I decided to ink the new TWSBI with.

The performance of this pen and ink on Rhodia dot paper is absolutely marvelous, a gorgeous feel, smooth and fast.

This is a real winner!