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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 23:27

Allow me to cut to the chase. I love this ink. It's beautiful, well behaved, and it is, for my purposes of using colored inks almost exclusively with flex nibs, a gorgeous shading ink.

But here's the thing, great ink or not, there is an almost exact (and I mean just-a-tad-bit-far-removed almost) doppelgänger: Noodler's Navajo Turquoise. On a per-milliliter basis, Navajo Turquoise is half the price.

So, knowing that, here's the review. :)

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A beautiful shader.

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If you don't mind spending a premium, I highly recommend it. :thumbup:

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 00:37

I like your style of review. This is a little bright for my tastes, but there's no denying the beauty of Herbin's inks is there? If only they weren't so expensive.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:07

Thanks for the review. It looks a little closer to Skrip Turquoise than Navajo Turquoise to my eyes.

#4 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:56

Your review inspired me to ink a favourite pen with this ink. Writes beautifully on Caran d 'Ache stationery.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:48

I like your style of review. This is a little bright for my tastes, but there's no denying the beauty of Herbin's inks is there? If only they weren't so expensive.


Thanks! There really is something about their inks that I can't help but love. I think it's the way thick, juicy lines look after they've dried on quality paper. It's just got such a wonderful richness to it.

Thanks for the review. It looks a little closer to Skrip Turquoise than Navajo Turquoise to my eyes.


I took a look at inkyjournal's review of it and you're right, they're very close. I think I'll need to order a sample and compare all three. :)

Your review inspired me to ink a favourite pen with this ink. Writes beautifully on Caran d 'Ache stationery.


Great! :thumbup: Feel free to post some pics if you got 'em!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:45

I agree Bleu Pervenche is gorgeous.One of the few full bottles that I own and love!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:34

Bleu Pervenche is a nice bright almost luminescent blue. Very pretty.
I quite like the subtle colour change in your water and acetone tests too.

I think Noodler's Navajo Turquoise is a slightly darker more saturated colour; it seems to write more like your lettering in "Brause66 ef" all the time.

Edited by Bogon07, 30 April 2012 - 03:39.

sinistral hypergraphica - a slurry of ink

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 13:09

And the Herbin can be used in a high end ivory resin pen with a white feed and still rinse clean w/o staining. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 22:39

Thanks for reminding me of this ink. My bottle inadvertently got shoved to the back of the ink cabinet, so I haven't used it in quite some time (a pen will be inked tonight!). It is a lovely summertime color.

#10 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 20:32

lovely color, nice review :thumbup: thanks for sharing
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:51

Thanks for the nice review. I have this ink and and a Waterman South Sea Blue, I think these two are quite similar too.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:57

All the inks you rpsre reviewing are all my favorite! Napalm, Bleu Pervenche and rogue hematite! Great reviews by the way

Edited by mrchan, 16 January 2013 - 01:57.

Fountain pens are like weapons. They just make your pocket bleed so much.

#13 mhphoto

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:30

Thanks!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:02

Great ink, great review, many thanks !!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:12

Great review, and great looking ink.

I have to ask, though. I have a Noodler Ahab, very nice pen, I like it a lot. But however do you get your Noodler to flex as much as you do in this review? Are you really leaning hard on it, or does one of the other Noodler models flex a lot more than my Ahab?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:15

Great review, and great looking ink.

I have to ask, though. I have a Noodler Ahab, very nice pen, I like it a lot. But however do you get your Noodler to flex as much as you do in this review? Are you really leaning hard on it, or does one of the other Noodler models flex a lot more than my Ahab?


Thanks!

The Noodler's nibs are stiff at first (or that's been the case with the seven Noodler's pens I've owned. My two most flexible are my two oldest and most used, one a Nib Creaper and one an Ahab, and a Konrad that's on its way. The difference in feel and line variation between my less-used Creaper and my old faithful Creaper (the one used for this review) is very noticeable.

Just keep using your Ahab and it'll loosen up. :thumbup:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:33

Great review, and great looking ink.

I have to ask, though. I have a Noodler Ahab, very nice pen, I like it a lot. But however do you get your Noodler to flex as much as you do in this review? Are you really leaning hard on it, or does one of the other Noodler models flex a lot more than my Ahab?



There is a ton of knowledge in the archives of this board on getting the most out of pens, along with a lot of talent in the membership that can advise or do some work for you.

For specific recommendations, look on youtube for what you can do with an Ahab... With a razor blade and advice, I had it performing amazing feats, but I took it a bit too far... :(

Edited by torstar, 16 January 2013 - 16:01.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:26

A nice ink colour.Have used it many times myself.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:16

Great review! This is my favorite ink and is my staple for home writing. It's a bit too vibrant for business documents but I can't get enough of the way it looks so it'll be one that I always have in my home.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 18:08

It looks lovely with the flex nib!!!!

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 19:44

Oh drat, the images are gone.


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