G W Hughes Commercial 355.
Used with Encre (ink) Sennelier Sanguine 270
Choosing to find favourite Dip Nibs over the next few weeks. As previous blog states, it would be nice to find a few more well behaved and then adopted and cherished ‘Go To’ nibs in addition to the few I know are little wonders.
This G W Hughes Commercial 355 dip nib was not a great performer. Initially used the eye dropper to drop a very small amount into the curved shaped reservoir, turned over to start writing and ink simply dropped. Direct bottle dipping therefore the better option. Wrote one word and the ink depth faded. The dry end of supply produced faint double tram line effect. Be nice in a considered art piece. But the Rotring and Pelikan Graphos draughtsman pen choices are far better options. Usually the ink choice of Encre Sennelier in Sanguine is a great performer. Last year’s Christmas vibe of Red and Green choices? It was used often and therefore a conspicuous contributor to many Christmas journal thoughts. This ink loved the few found fave nibs (more of those visited later), it had bravado exhibitionist presence, and in amongst it’s companion colours of winter green and rustic walnuts and browns…..it showed a character of full pomp and glory. It was Santa robe colour to a ‘T’. This G W Hughes nib and the Sanguine are not about to marry and live happily ever after.
The nib’s performance meant writing a synopsis with the more fluid Waterman Expert #1 fountain pen. If I hadn’t? I’d still be sitting writing it out until Christmas Eve!