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 4.9 (7 customer reviews)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful
  I'm fascinated by the..., December 1, 2011
By kib...
I'm fascinated by the weird bottle this ink comes in. The ink is in the top half, which is a saucer-shaped glass bottle with a thick base so that the ink appears to be floating above the bottom half, which is black plastic with a spool of blotter paper inside. (There's a lot of paper in there -- the coil fills up almost the entire bottom. The glass and plastic halves snap together, which might be useful if you want to hide something else in there.) Because of its sandwiched layers, the bottle is significantly wider than most other ink bottles.

50ml isn't quite as big a bottle as some other brands (such as the 80ml Diamine) but it's a good price, it's a snazzy bottle, and hey, free strip of fuzzy paper. I'm no fountain pen ink expert, so all I can say about the ink itself is that it writes properly and is black. I use premium brands like Diamine when I want exotic colors, but for plain black I like this chubby bottle.
7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful
  This ink is excellent..., May 5, 2012
By kto...
This ink is excellent and I would highly recommend it. The color is a sharp black, and the ink does not bleed through paper as easily as some others. The container itself is aesthetically pleasing. Works great with my Lamy Safari.
7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful
  Oh, and to my previous..., December 1, 2011
By kib...
Oh, and to my previous comments I'd like to add: This isn't the darkest black ink around, so I'd consider it an "everyday black" ink and not one for fine artwork/calligraphy. (On glossy paper, it can look a little gray.) But still, it's affordable and has a pretty bottle.
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
  I'm no ink expert, and..., March 29, 2013
By gui...
I'm no ink expert, and haven't tried the more expensive ones, but this one is just right. It is a dark black, and the price is right. Also the bottle comes with a blotter tape and the curve inside of the bottle helps getting the last drop. In other words, its great for the price!
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
  This ink is simply beautiful...., June 23, 2012
By ben...
This ink is simply beautiful. The black perfectly dark. (For the price) There is actually a lot of blotter tape, unlike what i thought. The only bad thing I have found is the cap. You really have to tighten it more than usual in order to make it not leak. If there would have been a seal in the lid, it would be great. I would recommend it!
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
  This is very good for..., May 30, 2013
This is very good for the price, and its also pretty good because you can write. It also looks very good it's a solid black not like another.
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  This is my first ink..., February 9, 2014
This is my first ink bottle, which I purchased along with my Pilot Metropolitan. The ink is nice and dark. There is some feathering on notebook paper, though I suspect it is as much due to the size of the nib as it is the ink. The blotter tape is also a very thoughtful addition. However, mine ran out halfway through the bottle.