Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen - Part 2

This is more like a follow-up review, so I would really recommend reading my original review of the Cult-Pens Mini by clicking here.

From what I can gather, this is pretty much the same pen as the original with regards to materials and design but is now available with two different finishes (Space Grey and Black). If you have followed this blog for any great length of time, you know I have an unhealthy obsession with the colour grey so I naturally went for the space grey finish and it's a fantastic finish!

I have had this pen for a few months now and for the most part, it has been an enjoyable experience. In saying this though, I have encountered a few hiccups. I definitely have had more hard-starts with this pen compared to the original. It does seem to take a little bit of work to get it started but once it gets going its fine. 

Additionally, I have found that the odd time when I go to unscrew the cap, it is also unscrewing part of the section. It doesn’t happen all the time but in the same breathe, its happened a fair number of times, therefore, in need of a mention. 

With regards to the nib, I went for a fine to have something on the opposite scale to the bold I reviewed the first time. It has been a very enjoyable writing experience (minus the odd hard starts) which produces a smooth line with a width very similar to that of a fine on a Lamy Safari.

A great feature of the Mini is that it takes a Kaweco nib unit meaning it is really easy to purchase additional nib units or swap out with your existing Kaweco pens (I'm pretty sure every pen addict has at least one Kaweco in their collection!)

Overall, based on my time using both the latest and previous Cult-Pens Mini, this is a really good pocket fountain pen. It's really light, small and super durable so if you need a fountain pen that you can throw in a pocket or backpack without having to worry about it getting destroyed, the Mini is for you!

** I did receive this unit at no cost for reviewing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple

Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple

Review Setup 

Ink:Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple

Paper:Rhodia Dot Grid (80g/m - 21.3lb)

Pen:Pelikan m200 Demonstrator, Fine nib.

Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple

Thoughts

This is the second dark purple ink I have actually reviewed.  The first ink I reviewed was called ‘Noodlers Purple Wampum’. These two inks are pretty similar in certain areas but very different in others.

They both are a wonderful dark purple and have been very enjoyable inks to use.  I would say that the CP Deep Dark Purple lays down a tad bit darker whereas the Noodlers Purple Wampum is lighter with an almost greyish tone to it. With regards to the shading I feel the CP Deep Dark Purple has more lighter purple tones when shading where Purple Wampum is more consistent with the darkness of shading, there isn’t any lighter tones.

Drying times are pretty long for the CP Deep Dark Purple and even at the 20 seconds mark it was still smudging.  Compare this to Purple Wampum that drys very quickly.

Overall I really like this ink and in someways I could see me using a Dark Purple ink as a daily carry ink. The one thing that is stopping it being this ink is the drying times.  Is there a dark purple ink out there that has a good dry time?

**UPDATE**

Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple
Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple

I wanted to update this review as something very interesting started to happen to this ink in the areas I shaded heavily. A noticeable dark green tone started to appear in these areas. It isn't appearing in other areas that are light in shading but this is something to be very aware of if you plan to use this as a shading ink.