Throwback Thursday: Quick Look at Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve + Diamine Ancient Copper

The days are shorter and the weather is cooler. But thankfully, I still have pen + ink combos from the summer to look back on. This week it’s a match up from my August line-up.

Handwritten Review

Pen: Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve M

Ink: Diamine Ancient Copper

Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid

Gosh, I love this ink. Look at the shading! It’s great. Light yellow/orange to deep red. I love it!!!

This nib really shows off the beauty of this ink. I’m reminded again and again that this Bexley nib is wonderful. I don’t mind the M on this nib. It’s just right.

It’s ok to flex a little but don’t push too hard!

Diamine made a great ink here. Well behaved. Seems smoother than Diamine Teal. But, but…what? I dunno. Fell asleep!

It’s well behaved on Rhodia and most papers I used. No feathering, ghosting or bleeding.

Dockside close-up

Closing Comments

I think that sums it up quite well. Ancient Copper is a beautiful colour. The Bexley has a beautiful red-brown resin. Great match.