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Old Manhattan Vs. Borealis Black Vs. Heart Of Darkness


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#1 nevermore_66

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 19:12

Anyone have experience with these three inks and how they stack up to each other?

Or any combination of two.
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#2 seanpooh

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 20:31

I do have a scan from an old thread of mine, OMB vs Aurora vs HOD. Here's the link to the Thread and here is a picture of my Scan. I haven't tried Borealis Black but OMB and HOD are two great inks. In my opinion, HOD is a bit dry for me.

Edited by seanpooh, 09 June 2010 - 03:51.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:49

I'm interested in this myself. My black of choice right now is just the plain bulletproof black, but was considering trying the Heart of Darkness.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:47

I'm interested in this myself. My black of choice right now is just the plain bulletproof black, but was considering trying the Heart of Darkness.


Yes, Bulletproof Black is the black I'm using now and it seems to perform/behave very well for me. And I've got some samples coming in of Aurora and Polar Black (among others), but was curious about the above mentioned three and how they compare.

Edited by nevermore_66, 11 June 2010 - 12:47.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 16:55

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF OLD MANHATTAN IS STILL AVAILABLE OR NOT ?

If yes, where?

I don't know anybody who still sells it, and Nathan doesn't answer, either.

Thanks
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#6 PenTieRun

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 18:20

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF OLD MANHATTAN IS STILL AVAILABLE OR NOT ?

If yes, where?

I don't know anybody who still sells it, and Nathan doesn't answer, either.

Thanks

You don't need to shout, my good man, I have the answer to your question: OMB is only available at the Fountain Pen Hospital. Looks like they presently have stock.

Edited by PenTieRun, 11 June 2010 - 18:21.


#7 Randal6393

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 19:41

Off hand, I would say you can't really lose with any of the inks mentioned. All are excellent and all have many users that can't say enough good things about their ink. Why not get a sample of each and try them to see if you prefer one over the other?

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 19:46

ou don't need to shout, my good man, I have the answer to your question: OMB is only available at the Fountain Pen Hospital. Looks like they presently have stock.

Pen, you're absolutely right, I did yell. That was on purpose because it has always peeved me when I want to order something and nobody answers, not even the manufacturer.
Again, thanks, will order from the place you recommended. When I finally have it, I'll stop bickering, honest.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 20:14

Note that of the three, Borealis is the only one not bulletproof. It is water resistant, but not impervious like the others.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 21:16

Is there any difference in the color? which is richer? more black? I have used Noodler's black for a while because it seems to be the darkest of the blacks I have tried and works on just about any paper. I am hesitant to go to heart of Darkness.
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#11 SamCapote

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:28

I have 4 or 5 of Noodler's Blacks, and it's almost a toss-up between HOD and Old Manhattan as the richest/darkest, but I get a slightly better flow in two of my pens with O.M. than HOD.
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