I bought the Pelikan P205 for the sole reason I wanted to be able to use cartridges — international standard cartridges. With it, I bought a small box of Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine ink cartridges. I’d been eyeing that ink online and finally got to try it. It’s a disappointment colour-wise to me. This is so personal. The ink itself is just as wonderfully well-behaved as all other Edelstein inks, but the colour is not for me. I’m more drawn to the second sample you see in the image, even though that’s not my ideal/grail green either.
I have high hopes for the Graf von Faber-Castell cartridges coming in … perhaps even today, if I’m lucky. The mail seems to be just as iffy — they have busy times now before Christmas.