SBRE Brown fountain pen ink is back! This ink is made by Diamine and will be distributed by P.W. Akkerman in The Hague: get yours here. I realize shipping outside of the EU may be costly, but you will also not pay 21% VAT. You may want to see a full Inkcyclopedia entry on this ink, but bear in mind the ink now comes in very cool 120 ml (4 oz.) Akkerman Dutch Masters bottles. The price of the ink is 23.50 EUR – that’s more than the ink cost last time, but you get four times as much ink plus a very cool, reusable bottle this time around!
This fountain pen and ballpoint set was let to me by my grandfather. This is a good example of a pen that may not have tremendous financial value but that has a strong emotional value. I reviewed the pens a long time ago.
The Kakadu, very similar in size to an Opera Master, was part of a trio of pens exclusive to the Australian market: the Australis, Didgeridoo, and the Kakadu. It’s a wonderful, well-balanced pen with a great oblique stub nib. This is the pen I took with me when I defended my PhD thesis due to its great balance and reliable writing qualities. I have not yet recorded a full review of this pen but I will do so as soon as I can.
I sold my OMAS 360 Magnum and then Azizah gave me another one because I missed it so much. I absolutely love the triangular profile of this pen, and it has a very smooth nib. I have not done a full review of this particular pen, but I have reviewed an identical model with a fine nib a long time ago.