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Reviews Written by daghlian

November 8, 2010
This ink flows fairly...
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This ink flows fairly well, but dries quite a bit more slowly than my Heart of Darkness or my Eternal Hunter's Green. It bleeds a little bit (but not a lot) when soaked in water, and can occasionally be rubbed around even after drying. These are mostly not a big deal.

Note, though, that this is an incredibly dark brown. Even in a fine-nibbed pen, I find that I can distinguish this from black only under bright white light.

 
November 5, 2010
The fineness of the nib...
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The fineness of the nib is just about perfect for me; my non-fountain pens are usually Uniball Micro 0.5mm, and this writes just about exactly like that, only smoother. (I find my Lamy EF nib to be wonderful, but a bit too broad for anything but prose; it's too broad for math or notes.) The tines seems pretty well aligned and I haven't felt much scratchiness, despite the fineness of the nib. I have Noodler's #41 Brown in it, and so far so good.

The pen does feel incredibly light. Posting the cap, which is the only reasonably hefty-feeling part of this pen, leaves it reasonably well balanced.

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October 16, 2010
This is beautifully black...
This is beautifully black ink. It's as black as copier toner, but without the slight shine that toner has, and it dries pretty fast. Spilling water on a page of text drawn with this ink will cause it to gray the water very slightly, but basically all of the ink stays put.

The pen is a Platinum Preppy; it's fine, but don't worry about the $3 pen. This ink is rather fabulous.