The pen mail fairy seems to have been really good to me the last few days because another package arrived right on the heels of my hippo pen ^_^
A Franklin-Christoph Model 02 arrived, my second eye-dropper! I am obsessed with F-C’s “ice” pens, especially when used as eye-droppers. The ink flowing through the pen, swishing back and forth is just amazing to watch.
Sadly this package did not have a happy ending for the inks I bought. I ordered two bottles of the FC Philly Pen Show ink, and they didn’t make it. I’ve had this happen before with F-C inks, and it seems like every other time they send me ink there’s a mishap. Granted this is only the third time, but 2 out of 3 isn’t a great ratio. The pen however was glorious!
The color I chose is called Emerald and Ice. The majority of the pen is ice, however there is a cute little emerald cap on the top.
Size wise its similar to the Model 66 Stabilis.
Ink Blob, HDR and Regular light:
This ink is not a shading machine like a lot of the other inks that I have tried. I can’t even find evidence of sheen. But taken at face value it is a beautiful strawberry pink or raspberry red. It has a great flow, and I totally can’t fault that. Not one of my favorites, but I am glad that I got to try it. The sort of malt finish reminds me of KWZ ink.
Best part of the experience? Watching the ink swish ^_^. What is your favorite color in eye-droppers?