A gorgeously rich, WARM...
November 1, 2011
A gorgeously rich, WARM green ink with golden undertones. Vibrant and "healthy"
looking is what comes to mind. Bright, but not blinding---you can write with
this in a notebook and still be able to read it without killing your eyes. How
to describe it? The color 'pops', but sinks into the paper at the same time...so
it balances out.
Ink is relatively dry-flowing, and I've been using it in my Ohto F-lapa (F nib)
with no problems so far. I'm pretty sure if I flush the pen and converter
between uses it should be all right.
There is shading in this ink, even in a fine nib. When I print words, the upper
half of the letters is usually a lighter shade of green than the bottom. The
closest color I can say is...hmm...the light parts are like fresh willow leaves
in early spring (yellowish-green but still GREEN), while the darker parts are
very close to the green color shown on the bottle labeling (would you call
that...a kind of light pine/foresty green?). Compared to J. Herbin's Olive
green, it's definitely a darker, more subdued green...just the way I like it.
All in all, a wonderful ink (if you don't mind that it's drier than others,
though I've yet to try it in another fountain pen). If the rest of R & K's
colors are this bright, I might consider buying more! Royal Blue and Salix are
definitely on my list of consideration, and Scabiosa too---as soon as I find a
nice experimental pen to try it out with, since it's an iron-gall ink.
Incidentally, I also loved Kaweco cartridge inks, and that's another German
company...German companies really do good jobs with their fountain pen inks~
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