Pelikan M620 Piazza Navona, M620 18K Extra Fine, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Eastern Brown

Pelikan M620 Piazza Navona, M620 18K Extra Fine, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Eastern Brown

The Pelikan M620 Piazza Navona is one of the more unusual looking pens in my collection. Its barrel pattern and colour takes on the look of stone. Being named after a square in Rome that makes perfect sense.

I have no prejudices when it comes to nib width. I happily use pens with nibs fine or broad. This 18K gold extra fine nib is not that fine on the scale inclusive of japanese nibs, like most of my Pelikan nibs it is a wet writer which does widen the line width slightly.

My initial impression of the Bookbinder's Online Snake Inks are detailed here

I had a first hand encouter with an Eastern Brown snake during my teens, luckily I escaped with only a fright, considering it is the second most venomous land snake in the world it could have been far worse.

A decent shade of brown, probably not shown at its absolute best from this fine nib. It behaves very well and is on par with my other mid-brown inks. 

Lamy Studio Brushed Stainless, 14K Z50 Fine, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Blue Coral

Lamy Studio Brushed Stainless, 14K Z50 Fine, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Blue Coral

Bexley Americana Sanibel Blue, S/S Medium, inked with J.Herbin 1670 Edition Anniversaire Bleu Ocean

Bexley Americana Sanibel Blue, S/S Medium, inked with J.Herbin 1670 Edition Anniversaire Bleu Ocean