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The Opus 88 clear demonstrator is finally running out of Noodler's Apache Sunset. The Monte Grappa Espressione ran out of Iroshizuku Ku-jaku yesterday. So today, I'll have some cleaning to do. In the meantime, I filled my Sheaffer PFM V (factory stub) with Diamine Ochre.
(In the meantime, the Kaweco BRASS Sport, EF, gets continuous refills of my own blend of deAtramentis document inks, creating a waterproof version of Sailor Yamadori)
Among other pens, I used my highest quality Chinese brand, this Haolilai 801F. It's close to some of my Pilots in quality, but the nib is just a bit broader than I normally care for. Then again, I'm using a redder ink than I normally care for, De Atramentis Fuchsia Document Ink.
The nib is 14k, but it's noticeable that the number that goes with that is 580 instead of the normal 585; I believe this reflects a more forgiving standard for what constitutes 14k. The cap is a snap on, but quite tight, enough to make me nervous when I try to pull it off. I find myself thinking that I must have misremembered and it is a screw type after all.