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  I must admit I was really..., October 15, 2012
By GDd...
I must admit I was really disappointed to see absolutely no shading of brown, or gold in the ink. I've tried 6 different types of paper, and nibs ranging from fine point to a calligraphy C-4 dip nib. I must have held the paper in every light condition imaginable... nothing, try as I might.
Having said that, I must say this is an absolutely beautiful "blood" red color. In my experience, the ink shades nicely from red to dark red in color. The red is not too bright like some red colors, and is not a red you see everyday. I have this ink loaded up in a couple of fountain pens, but really enjoy how it handles so smoothly with my dip nibs. The fact that the bottle is so nice to look at is a plus.
Soooooo, would I buy this ink again....? If I had some extra money to spend on ink then sure, but without the brown and gold shading I'd probably explore other brands first. Then again, maybe I just got a bad batch.
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