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Review: Franklin Christoph Midnight Emerald

My thanks to Ana of the Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample exchange.

This is my first time trying a Franklin Christoph ink. I must say this ink colour is right up my alley. It is a dark teal colour that shades relatively well. It goes from a deep dark green to a muted grey-green. It is an ink on the drier side of things, making it a good ink for lefties.

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Posted on October 26, 2018 and filed under Ink, review.

Review: Montblanc Antoine de Saint Exupery

My thanks to Ana of the Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample exchange.

Montblanc Antoine de Saint Exupery, such a mouthful. It is a dark wine-purple colour. It shades well going from a dark almost black-red/purple to a faded dusty pink/purple colour. Personally this isn’t a very unique ink in my opinion. I’m pretty sure there are other similar shades from other more affordable brands.

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Posted on October 19, 2018 and filed under Ink, review.

Review: Robert Oster “Shake N Shimmy” Rose Gilt Tynte

My thanks to Executive Pens Direct for sending me a bottle of Robert Oster “Shake N Shimmy” Rose Gilt Tynte for review.

Executive Pens Direct is a family run business that sells stationary that runs the gamut. You can find fountain pens and related stationary supplies there.

On to the ink, Rose Gilt Tynte is part of the Robert Oster “Shake N Shimmy” series. Rose Gilt Tynte is a dusty rose colour with silver dust. The colour can be rather light when filled in a drier / narrower nib size. As you can probably tell my TWSBI Mini 1.1mm stub nib is having major issues with the ink but I’ve filled it in a TWSBI Eco with a modded nib and that pen worked just fine. It wrote well in that pen without clogging up. The silver dust isn’t very obvious especially against the dusty rose. As an ink, I enjoy its unique base colour. It foes from a muted pink-purple to a dark dusty purple.

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Posted on October 12, 2018 and filed under Ink, review.

Review: Robert Oster Plumb Nut

My thanks to Executive Pens Direct for sending me a bottle of Robert Oster Plumb Nut for review.

Plumb Nut is a surprising colour. On the bottle cap where there is a small swatch, it looked purple-grey. When I filled it in my Parker Urban, it was a dark wine red, maybe brown with hints of red. Now in my TWSBI Mini 1.1mm Stub nib it looks pink, it shades very well. But depending on the pen you use, you will get very kind of result. Robert Oster Plumb Nut is one interesting colour.

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Posted on October 5, 2018 and filed under Ink, review.

Review: Pelikan Edelstein Olivine

This is the Pelikan 2018’s ink of the year. I got this ink initially thinking it will be a dark yellow-green. It does have a faint yellow undertone but Olivine is mostly a dark green with a strong grey undertone in. It shades well in my Japanese SM nib. Shading goes form a muted grey-green to a deep dark green. It feels like a lubricated ink and I really enjoy this colour. Check out Pelikan Edelstein Olivine if you enjoy a dark green ink.

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Posted on September 14, 2018 and filed under Ink, review.

Review: Bookbinders Everglade Ratsnake

My thanks to Glenn for the ink sample.

Wow Bookbinder’s Everglade Ratsnake, what a mouthful. This is an Australian made ink that I’ve not tried before. Everglade Ratsnake is a dry eye-searingly bright orange ink. I made the initial mistake of filling it in a dry F nib. Never again. That particular combination was unusable. Given its dryness, I tried it again in a B nib and it was way better. In a B nib, it shades very subtly but it is mostly a flat colour. I enjoy the way the ink pops but given its dryness I’d advise to choose the pen you fill this ink up in carefully.

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Posted on August 31, 2018 and filed under Ink, review.