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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:31

This has become one of my favorites, but not because of the color. It's the shading characteristics that I really dig. :puddle:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:04

Wow, you own that flex in the title. Can you do one more scan please? As a lefty, I am flex-challenged, so I envy those who can take flex to its limits, particularly with such beautiful shading inks.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 13:46

My only beef, and this is from someone who just bought another bottle, is the dry feeling of this ink. Unless I put it in a 3B nib, it drives me nuts with the draggy feeling on the page.

I get a similar, but not as orangey performance with Herbin's Ambre de Birmanie, without getting as much drag. Ambre is a tad browner, but not as aggravating.

Still didn't keep me from buying another bottle. :embarrassed_smile:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 13:53

My sample is pretty wet as far as flow goes, but it's so pretty in flex pens that that's all I use it with outside of this review. :)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 14:22

I stopped using it in my B nibs and drier stubs or italics because of the drag. In an O3B or 3B nib, it's the biz! :thumbup:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 15:08

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: I feel serious lurve for this ink. In some pens there's that wonderful fiery effect, and it's consistent and well-behaved. I haven't had a problem with it feeling dry.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:53

Wow, great review, thanks. I just got a bottle of this and havene't inked it up yet, on schedule for Sat. I do see feathering in the "Brause 66ef" but dip pens lay down a lot of ink and that's not calligraphy paper.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:17

This ink is beautiful. I really need to buy a sample of it. Kind of reminds me of Noodlers Habanero which I really, really love! :notworthy1:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:36

Habanero will be part of my next order. :D

I loved the flex pen "Apache", so here's a closer look.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:40

my fav orange! love that shading!
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:44

Wow! That´s amazing shading.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 15:49

Nothing personal, but it's Garish! As in not attractive. Other than playing with it for the shading, (which has what use, again?) what would one use it for?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 18:01

Nothing personal, but it's Garish! As in not attractive. Other than playing with it for the shading, (which has what use, again?) what would one use it for?

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Try writing "Freedom of Choice" with it and see how it turns out. We could say that fountain pens in general are unnecessary, but then we wouldn't be here, would we?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 18:43

While it's not my druthers for a normal ink color, I bought a sample of Apache Sunset just to play with. One thing I'm thinking of is maybe using it for mixing with something else -- e.g., something like Shah Rose -- to see if I can get a less expensive substitute for Iroshihzuku's Kosumusu (which has that pink shading to orange yumminess).
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 19:02

Nothing personal, but it's Garish! As in not attractive. Other than playing with it for the shading, (which has what use, again?) what would one use it for?

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I use it for my Noodler's Apache Sunset for:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 20:56


Nothing personal, but it's Garish! As in not attractive. Other than playing with it for the shading, (which has what use, again?) what would one use it for?

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Try writing "Freedom of Choice" with it and see how it turns out. We could say that fountain pens in general are unnecessary, but then we wouldn't be here, would we?

leave him alone! he is just a man who gets his hot sauce from Noo Yawk City... what does he know about the South West?


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 22:35

I just tried a sample of Apache Sunset a few days ago and I love it. I love the shading and I think that the color is bright enough to be interesting, without being distracting (Dragon's Napalm makes my eyes hurt).
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 00:22



Nothing personal, but it's Garish! As in not attractive. Other than playing with it for the shading, (which has what use, again?) what would one use it for?

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Try writing "Freedom of Choice" with it and see how it turns out. We could say that fountain pens in general are unnecessary, but then we wouldn't be here, would we?

leave him alone! he is just a man who gets his hot sauce from Noo Yawk City... what does he know about the South West?

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=i2dFWtciNtY


:ltcapd: That's it. Thread over, cowboys and cowgirls. *Duende gets on his horse and rides off into the (Apache) Sunset.*

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 00:59

:ltcapd: That's it. Thread over, cowboys and cowgirls. *Duende gets on his horse and rides off into the (Apache) Sunset.*


See what you did there, haha.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:20

Great review. I love Apache Sunset and also have not had any trouble whatsoever with it. A great ink.


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:09

Y'all crack me up! Great review and an incredibly fun thread. I'm glad I decided to read this.

I love the shading in this ink. If I was still teaching, I'd use it to correct papers! :)

Thanks for the review!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:43

This is a fun ink, especially so because it's clear in the bottle. Does anyone have problems with drying times? I find that the ink smears even days later.....

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 18:36

This is a fun ink, especially so because it's clear in the bottle. Does anyone have problems with drying times? I find that the ink smears even days later.....


I just checked my review page and tried to rub a few heavily-shaded words to see if they'd smear but I couldn't get anything to budge. But I will tell you that I did have to blot the Brause sample because it still was tacky after two hours of drying (gotta keep the scanner clean :) ). I just stuck a square of toilet paper over it and rubbed several times, which fixed it.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 19:59

I just stuck a square of toilet paper over it and rubbed several times, which fixed it.



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Posted 30 April 2012 - 22:53

I love orange inks, and this shading is incredible. I wonder how it compares to Caran d'Ache Saffron.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:50

Habanero will be part of my next order. :D

I loved the flex pen "Apache", so here's a closer look.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:38

Use...for the fun of it, like any orange* ink.

After all, what use is a green, pink, brown, purple,or turquoise ink but for the fun of it.

I'd ordered a bottle from Guelet on the night before I left to Virginia and it was there at 18:00 the next day.

I did not do a paper and nib survey with the ink, in I had only four pens with me. With my italic Joy, I got lots of shading, but with my easy full flex Degussa nib, it was just orange on Oxford Optic.

As soon as I get around to it, I'll give it a test on more nibs and papers.

* I have some late '80s-early '90s Pelikan Orange in cartridges. A real fine orange ink. I wonder why they didn't bring that back out as reissue. Up to then I was not a fan of orange inks. Now I am.

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For that get a 'flexi' or a "flex" nib.

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Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 19:29

I have to agree with those complaining how dry this ink is. I have to drag my pen nib across the page and beg the ink to appear. maybe with a wet writer...
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:35

Every one complaining about the draggy feeling, never mentioned what papers it was draggy on.

Please mention the offending papers.
So I can avoid those papers.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 30 July 2012 - 10:37.

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For that get a 'flexi' or a "flex" nib.

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Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 18:27

Every one complaining about the draggy feeling, never mentioned what papers it was draggy on.

Please mention the offending papers.
So I can avoid those papers.

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