A rather nondescript, but well-performing blue ink from Cross.
Hope you’re having a good weekend!
After trying the sample of Pilot Iroshizuku’s Murasaki-Shikibu, I knew I had to have more more more. Good potential for shading, not super-saturated, writes very well.
The most common complaint I see about Murasaki-Shikibu is the level of saturation. If you are looking for a rich deep purple, you might like Noodler’s Purple instead.
I’m always on the look-out for new (to me) fun inks to try. I recently discovered Ink by the ML and maybe went a little crazy with samples.
L’Artisan Pastellier Classique Bouton D’or is a terrific yellow/orange. I would say that this swab scanned a bit darker than the color is in real life. Some people may find this one a bit too light to have a practical application – I, however, adore it and will be hunting down a full-sized bottle.
So, since we’re on the topic, which off-the-beaten-path inks do you adore?
I believe Rohrer and Klingner has been around for well over 100 years. People who have tried their fountain pen inks seem to enjoy them. However, I believe R&K doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. This may be due to a rather limited line as compared with the likes of J Herbin, Noodler’s, etc.
I have yet to try Konigsblau. Have you?
This is one of those rare inks – I’ve never used it and I don’t even remember seeing it in my collection. I Googled to see if it ‘s still available (it is!) and what people think of it (it seems to be well-liked!).
Have you tried it? I’d love to hear more about it!
Have a very happy Labor Day if you’re in the US. I leave tomorrow to visit my sister while Mr. Pentulant and his mom hold down the fort here.