Originally Posted by Notreknip
(Right now it's filled with Noodler's Red-Black, but I'm not so sure I like it. I just may mix a touch of black in with my bottle to make it a bit less "rusty" and instead a bit deeper and bolder.)
I had Red-Black in my 2000 for awhile, I loved the shading, which is the only thing that separates it as a color from Havana Brown.
To encourage the pen porn, these are what I carry in my bag for notes, letters, and sketching:
Lamy 2000, now with Noodler's Legal Lapis (which usually makes the nib look like blued steel)
Sailor Sapporo, with a mix of Old Manhattan Black and The Violet Vote for a nice dusky purple. I wish this pen was bigger, but unless I'm taking notes in class it's my favorite, and the length is fine when posted. One day I'll get a full sized Professional Gear.
Parker 51, aerometric, found in a Montevideo flea market. Sailor Red-Brown in this one, it could probably use for some restoration, I'm pretty sure it's all original and 50 years old.
And the most recent addition, found in my grandfather's attic, a very nice, unrestored Sheaffer Triumph, with the pushdown filler. Probably from 1949, most-likely a graduation gift of some kind. Old Manhattan Black is currently fueling this one.
Writing that out I realized how silly some ink names are. At least jeans have ridiculous titles as well.