Category Archives: aska

amethyst, blackcurrant, moondust – inks for poetry

Three pink-purplish-lilac favourites: J Herbin Larmes de Cassis, J Herbin Poussière de Lune and Diamine Amazing Amethyst. LdC – tears of the cassis/blackcurrant is a marvellous blueberry-with-milk coloured, dark, faded pink. And the name is poetry in itself – tears … Continue reading

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hexed by vintage flex

My first real flex nibs returned from the pen doctor yesterday; a vintage Montblanc 344 from the 1950’s and a Swiss ASKA National, which I have found very little information about. I didn’t believe that flex nibs were something for … Continue reading

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