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Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine


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#1 jandrese

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 17:08

The Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine ink is a lovely green that comes in a very stylish bottle. It flows freely and dries fast for the most part, unless you are using an especially juicy nib or a flex nib like the one in this review, a Delta Titanio fine nib. This ink has the dry feeling common to German inks; your nib will not ride on a cushion of ink and you will feel the paper and the nib. Shading varies from none to great depending on the nib, paper, humidity, moon phase, etc. Along the lines of Black Swan in Australian Roses this ink may just as well been called Lily in the Pond (see the blue halo below). This blue must be the reason the ink goes down dark green and dries a lighter green color. This ink likes the better papers. Cheap copy paper and Moleskine will have problems with feathering and bleed through. It is worth the price, and if you fancy greens go ahead and get it. The ink was difficult to color correct in the image below. For example, the smudge test shows more blue than in real life.

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Numbers below indicate the layer of the folded towel from top to bottom. In normal writing J. Herbin Orange Indien shades very nicely. This drop test, however, shows almost no hint of that behavior.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 19:01

Thanks for the review. That thing about the smudge test is interesting. Apparently the solubilities and drying times of the individual components (green and blue) are much more different than usual (in an ink mix). One more reason to get this ink, I guess.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 14:53

Really like the "paper towel test" - very creative and shows some of component colors.

Looks like a nice ink - and I love greens! Thanks for the review.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:08

Just ordered this ink from pengallery.com. Can't wait :)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:47

Just love that J. Herbin orange!
I've been using the Edelstein Topaz - almost too turquoise for my taste but it really does flow well and there's great colour differentiation.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:30

Thank you. I have been considering the Edelstein inks since I received a beautiful color recently.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 18:05

Thank you. I have been considering the Edelstein inks since I received a beautiful color recently.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:54

Well, it is a dry sauna.....

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I was wondering the same thing.

I think we'll have to do a summer experiment.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 00:21

Thanks for the review. The only green I've used is a Noodler's. Just ordered a bottle of this. db


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:00

I tried a sample of this ink last year and found it lovely -- beautiful color and very well behaved.  



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:14

Thanks for the review. The only green I've used is a Noodler's. Just ordered a bottle of this. db

addendum -- I've been enjoying the ink for several days now -- it is a great solid color, and flows very well from an old Cross Century pen (m); in fact, this pen's feed had always been a little finicky and this ink seems to have solved that! I've heard the term a "soft" ink, and wonder if this is what I now have.  db


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:19

Really nice review. I like that towel-trick. The name of that ink is pretty awesome, too. 


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:16

Great review and I'll have to buy this ink now!






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