Well, this little guy may not be a lab rat, but he is a test mouse!
I wanted to give my new glass pen a trial spin and try out a sample of Waterman’s Havana Brown ink. So this little Priscilla Hauser style mousie got to be the subject of my inky experiment!
I really like the Havana ink. It’s a beautiful brown and makes a pretty wash. I could see getting more of it for my fountain pens.
Now the pen…. It is so lovely and delicate that I’m almost afraid to use it. It has the most amazing capillary action! With just the barest touch, it sucked up a great deal of ink. That is both good and bad. Pro- it can write for a long time before redipping. I redipped once for this at the very end of the sketch. Con- with so much ink in the nib it starts off writing very wet and very broad. However, if you are working on a larger scale or bolder this wouldn’t be a problem. I wasted a lot of ink scribbling on scrap paper until the flow had slowed and the line could be drawn finer. It does make a great sampling pen for the Goulet test vials. It fits in the vials easily and is quick to clean.
Remember, faith works!