Waterman Havana [full size photo] – This is a beautiful brown with a hint of purple. I recently inked this up in my Parker 21 Super that just returned from Ernesto Soler. He replaced the nib for me, as it was needing some love and attention when I received it.
As with the other Waterman ink I recently tested, this has some awesome flow and a really nice lubricating feel to it. The nib writes super smooth with the Waterman Havana loaded. It is an extremely well behaved ink, I didn’t notice any show / bleed through in my testing. I also didn’t note any feathering, except on the cheapest copy paper. Even then it was only minor. The ink has lots and lots of shading, you can tell it wants to be pushed. I haven’t had a chance to load it into my Flex pen yet, but I am certain I will. My Parker 21 has a Medium nib, which thankfully did show some shading.
I am really beginning to love Waterman inks, I wish they sold them in stores nearby me… sadly the bottled inks have been removed from retailers near me. This is a fantastic ink, which I highly recommend.
Matt is an Internet Specialist for a multinational franchise. Matt has lived and worked in Hawaii, Chicago, South Florida and currently resides outside of Atlanta. He enjoys his hobbies including: Fountain Pens, Wetshaving, Clocks, Antiques & Coffee. He even roasts his own coffee weekly.