It's been a few months since I last posted a Currently Inked. Over this time, I've experimented with the number of pens I have inked up at any time. At one point I had as many as 12 pens inked. It got to be a bit too much to manage. Too many pens to track and maintain. Now I'm trying to keep to 6 inked pens with a complete refresh every month.
NEW (In order of appearance in line-up)
Pen: A.G. Spalding & Bros Short Classic M
Ink: Franklin-Christoph Noir et Bleu
I only knew of Spalding as a sporting goods company but I never realized there is also a line of stationery and leather goods. This sporty pocket pen was a gift from distant relatives from the Italian side of our family. The minimalist white pen with smart black lettering pairs up nicely with this Franklin-Christoph black ink with a hint of blue.
Pen: y Studio Portable (Brassing) F
Ink: Robert Oster Grün-Schwarz
I've been coveting this pen from the numerous Instagram and Twitter posts on constant display. I thought a dark ink with a hint of green would be a good match for it.
Pen: Nakaya Decapod Twist SF
Ink: Sailor Rikya Chu
This is a pairing that matches up perfectly. The brown green pen body with the brown green sheening ink.
Pen: Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve M
Ink: KWZ Honey
It's been a few months since I last inked up this pen and I thought it would be delicious paired with KWZ Honey. I wanted to see what this juicy nib would do with Honey.
Pen: Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoiseshell EF
Ink: Montblanc Toffee Brown
After I inked this pen up, I thought that the Montblanc Toffee Brown is more matchy matchy with the Bexley. Still, I love this Pelikan brown tortie and I love Montblanc Toffee Brown, so all is good.
Pen: Kaweco Sport Macchiato M
Ink: KWZ Brown Pink
This is my first Kaweco Sport in resin body...my other Kaweco is a Brass Sport. I thought it would be perfect to carry off the odd colour that is KWZ Brown Pink.
So how many pens do you have inked up for June? What are your favourite pen and ink combos?