5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of the few inks in...
, January 26, 2012
One of the few inks in this brand that I give 4 stars instead of 5. The ink goes
on beautifully, but as it dries, the color becomes a little flat in shade. The
other colors in this brand have had intense colors, but this is one of the few
that I prefer from a relatively fine nib [OM] as opposed to my larger B or OBB
nibs. Gorgeous while wet, but again, a tad pastel as it dries. Just dull enough
that it may be work appropriate in some offices.
The behavior matches that of other shades in this brand. Nice flow, behaves well
on a variety of papers. I'm using this in expensive pens and no staining or nib
creep so far.
I'll buy more, I think, but not as quickly as the "purer" colors in the rest of
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
This ink is named after...
, March 16, 2012
This ink is named after the famous Heian era author, Murasaki Shikibu. The word
'murasaki' refers to a shade of purple, perhaps violet or wisteria. The ink
certainly looks very different when wet, as the other reviewer noted. It is much
darker, and dries to a slightly lighter shade, similar to J. Herbin's Violette
Pensee. I like it.