Waterman Preface Silver Plated, Preface 18K Medium, inked with Montblanc Bordeaux

Yes, yet another one of my twelve versions of the Waterman Preface enters rotation. The Sterling Silver Plated features a textured barrel and cap that improves the look of this pen greatly. The silver barrel and gold trim make for a classy looking pen. I also have a totally gold plated version that is a bit over the top and slightly crass to my sensibilities.

An 18K Gold Medium nib that it short and very stiff. I suspect that the stiffness was to allow this nib to be used successfully with multi-page carbon paper as this nib style can be seen on Waterman pens back to the 1970s.

Montblanc have a Burgundy ink in their standard range but this is the older ink from the 2000's that was called Bordeaux. I strangely don't own the Burgundy ink to check if they are the same colour but different name like they did when they renamed Violet to Lavender Purple. The bottle is the older rounded 50ml shoe shaped one as apposed to the current 60ml squared off side version.

Best before January 2013! I don't think it contains dairy so I should be OK.

A nice burgundy ink that is suitable for the office, being a wine lover I am always up for an ink that reminds me of a good drop or red.

Pelikan M600 Tortoiseshell White Special Edition, M620 18K Medium, inked with Aurora Blue

Ink Number 299 - Montblanc Leo Tolstoy Sky Blue