I reviewed my first Birmingham ink in September 2018 (older reviews can be seen by clicking the Birmingham Pen Co under categories) but already I need to update. There were 59 colours available in September 2018 and now I count 74 available shades. The Birmingham Pen Co. sells other inks as well as their own, the proprietary inks retail at $US9.99 for 60ml, $US5.99 for 30ml and $US1.99 for a 4ml sample. Irrespective of the volume purchased they are very reasonably priced ranging from 16.7c/ml for the 60ml bottle to 50c/ml for the samples. The other thing to mention before I forget, postage was very reasonable and I had all my inks within a week (Pittsburgh to New Zealand). I have nothing but the highest praise for all my dealings with the Birmingham Pen Co. and their exemplary customer service. They now also offer monthly ink flights for US residents, they seem to be very popular as attested by the numerous photos on IG.
When non Sydney-siders think about Sydney Harbour they usually assume the term refers to the part of the waterway where one can see the Sydney harbour Bridge and the Opera House. It is so much more. The natural harbour of Sydney is Port Jackson which is comprised of the waters of Sydney Harbour, Middle Harbour, North harbour, Darling Harbour and the Lane Cove and Parramatta rivers. The harbour is an inlet of the Tasman sea and the location of the first European settlement on the mainland.
I recently bought the new Lamy LE copper pen. The pen itself is ok but I probably shouldn’t have bought it with a fine nib – my problem. I didn’t order the ink as I have never been particularly impressed with the colours of the ordinary Lamy inks but I was sent a box of cartridges and cut one up to help with this review.
Some background on the seven Japanese Gods of good luck was included in my review of Fukurokuju. Also included in that review was some information on packaging and price. The 100th anniversary inks are becoming very hard to find even online. According to the Goulet Pens website they are receiving their stock of the ink in April (I’m writing this March 30) and it will be $US30 a bottle.