Thursday, March 17, 2011
Going for the green-(striped) Pelikan Souveran
I've been keeping a journal for the past several weeks, recording an important and ongoing family event. My choice of journal is one from the Green Field Paper Company of San Diego. It is 100% organic cotton paper with a smooth finish that stands up well to fountain pen ink without feathering. My choice of pen is a Pelikan Souveran with an italic nib. The Souveran collection comes in a variety of colors, but I think the green and black striped is my favorite. I am also using the new Pelikan Edelstein ink (onyx). My experience of pen, paper and ink has been absolute perfection. The pen's nib is a dream, offering great line variation, and the ink is really special. It is a rich and lively black, and though I love black ink, it can at times be overwhelming and dull, or lean towards the gray. This one flows smoothly, looks great and really makes a statement. It also dries relatively quickly. I'm looking forward to trying the six remaining Edelstein colors.