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#1 jdpenman1990

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 15:39

I just got my hands on a 70's era 14c 146 with a fine nib and I find the pelikan black ink too light of a black for it.

I want the darkest and most wet black ink possible, any suggestions?

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to ink.



#2 joshsrn

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 15:47

Noodler's Black works well for that purpose. I'm sure others will have other suggestions.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 20:09

I find Lamy Black is a nice black in my VP with F nib. It's a very dense black with a narrow line.

Otherwise, Noodlers Heart of Darkness is pretty...well, the clue is in the name ;) :D
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#4 jdpenman1990

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 20:10

I'll definitely give noodlers a try. ;)



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 20:37

I might also throw out Parker Quink Black as well as Montblanc Mystery Black.

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#6 Zdenek

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 20:54

Aurora black.


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#7 Vendome

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 20:59

I've been using Waterman Black for a year on personal and business correspondence and it writes a treat.


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#8 jdpenman1990

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 21:02

I thought I'd also share photos of the new 146 as well. The case and papers I bought separately.

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#9 isaacrn

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 22:30

Ok..im gonna get blasted from a few.  I have been guilty myself, but now steer clear of Noodler's.  I know that not all inks are temperamental in their line, but why risk it.  I am about to try out some Iroshizuku Take-Sumi.  I have found J. Herbin Pearle Noir a nice black, as well as the Mystery Black from MB.

 

If you are really wanting the darkest black and dont mind using Noodler's, call Fountain Pen Hospital and order Old Manhattan.  Its a bulletproof ink and one of the darkest I own.  


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 22:36

I really like Midnight blue.

#11 Blade Runner

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:22

I would avoid Quink black.   It has a history of flow issues.    MB black comes out pitch black in some pens, but lighter in others, depending on flow, nib size.         I use that and Aurora black.  



#12 jdpenman1990

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:29

I have ordered both noodlers and aurora black. :) Thanks for your guys' inputs. I've been hearing some really good stuff about Aurora, ;)



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:41

I also would say stay clear of Noodlers. It tends to clog up my MBs. I have used Montblanc Mystery Black for a few years now and am very happy with it.

 

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