Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope that over the holidays you’ll find the time to enjoy some of your favourite pens and pencils.

I was lucky enough to get some pencils for Christmas from my wife (including a Lamy plus pencil, which isn’t easy to get in the UK and some less common Staedtler pencils), but I also got two non-pencil items for Christmas: a bottle of Graf von Faber-Castell’s new ink and a Lindauer fountain pen. In Papier Pfeiffer I was told that Faber-Castell is currently only shipping Hazelnut Brown,  Stone Grey and Garnet Red – I assume this is only true for Germany though. Shops in other countries seem to  stock different ink colours. Graf von Lindauer

5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas”

  1. Merry Christmas! I received a Lindauer ink last year for Christmas and until today, I still can’t find it anywhere besides in Germany. Have you tried out the Faber-Castell ink? I am quite curious about it.

  2. Thanks, merry Christmas to you, too.

    I haven’t used Lindauer ink yet, but I thought it might be the same as Metzger & Mendle ink, which is very cheap in Germany. I tried to write a blog post about the M&M ink for years but never got round to do it.

    So far I only dipped the Lindauer fountain pen in the GvFC ink. I didn’t bring many fountain pens / inks with me, so don’t have a good comparison, but it seems to be a friendly and happy shade of brown. One of the two fountain pens I brought, a Ohto Tasche, is filled with Diamine Dark Brown and in comparison the GvFC Hazelnut Brown seems to be much happier and brighter.

  3. I had a Lindauer for Christmas last year. It is an excellent pen and the nb is much softer than than the Lamy’s I have. Spare nibs are easy o get and easy to swop.

    I use mine with Abraxas Iron Gall ink for fountain pens. It is a good fit for that ink as it writes quite wet which gives the ink more saturation.

  4. David, I do love iron gall ink, but am always careful when using it in fountain pens. Would you say the iron gall ink from Abraxas is suitable for fountain pens? I have used my Lindauer for a few notes by now. It is very smooth, but a bit too wet to be used without blotting paper and sometimes it skips, but I hope that might go away.

    Ali, you can buy them at . Thanks for your wishes and all the best for the new year.

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