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J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Fountain Pen Ink - 50 ml Bottle - Rouge Hematite - J. HERBIN H150-26
  This is the most incredible..., January 7, 2012
This is the most incredible red ink I've ever seen. I believe that the pigment is partly derived from the actual hematite stone. People have said in other reviews that there seems to maybe be some gold in the ink but I believe, after having seen the examples of hematite, that it is hematite dust. And like Platinum's Carbon Black this adds a density and beauty that other inks don't have. I understand that it may only work in certain pens (like carbon black) but it is worth finding one of those pens. I use only Platinum Pens, especially the "Music" pen and have no problems. And the contrast between the 2 inks is extremely dramatic on the same page. I like to switch from one to the other while taking my notes simply because it creates such a beautiful effect. But I can see how some might be put off by the color since it is extremely "bloody". I am going to have to get some more before too long to make sure I don't run out as this is the anniversary edition and that seems to insinuate that it is a temporary thing. 50 mls is a lot of ink but I write a lot of notes and I don't think I will ever grow tired of it.
Kokuyo Cover Notebook - A5 (5.8" X 8.3") - Normal Rule - 26 Lines X 80 Sheets - KOKUYO NO-675D
  These are wonderful notebooks...., November 8, 2011
These are wonderful notebooks. They have silly gold metal corners that probably keep the corners from fraying but the fact that they are plastic covers of just the right density means that it is very easy to write while holding the notebook in one hand and writing with the other. Because they are plastic they are impervious to food and wet things and just about everything. But the very best thing about them is that they accept carbon black ink very quickly and are dry in an instant which is unusual. They don't blob or spread but make a very, very nice clean line with a fountain pen and because the line dries so fast us lefties can write over other previous writing and not smear. But you cannot write on the back of the page as they do bleed through just enough to make anything you write on the front of the page obscure what ever you might want to write on the back. That's a small price to pay to be able to use my fountain pen cleanly and neatly. I use my 3 constantly and can't imagine what I'll do when they discontinue them. I guess I should stock up on the refills since the covers seem to last for ever.
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