Rohrer and Klingner Cassia
Posted 25 March 2006 - 18:29
Flow -- Very good, controlable, haven't use PR Tanzanite so I don't really have a good comparison, a little slower than PR American Blue.
Viscosity -- Less viscous than Noodler's and PR American Blue and Avacado, but it has some body to it.
Color -- Out the the Dani, a very nice purple without any blue undertones.
Nib lubrication -- Good but not quite as lubricating as Noodler's, I felt an ever so slight bit of texture being transmitted through the nib. An interesting experience I hadn't felt with PR and Noodler's. With PR and Noodler's the pen write as if its on wet ice.
Stickyness on the nib -- Another interesting point, if Noodler's Black and Legal Lapis are difficult to clean off a nib after dipping, and PR American Blue is very easy to clean off of a nib, the R & K Cassia is somewhere in between. It takes a few wipes with a tissue to remove the ink from the nib after dipping.
Nib creep -- none.
Shading -- hard to tell from a fine nibbed pen, but there is some evidence of it (subtle).
Feathering -- On Moleskine, none, on cheap typing paper, none.
Overall, I am very happy with the R&K Cassia, I've also gotten a bottle of Verdigrese and will test that as well. I'd strongly suggest giving it a try.
Posted 27 March 2006 - 19:33
Pictures are not required for ink reviews here (not all of us have digital imaging equipment ).
Posted 29 March 2006 - 21:43
Thanks for the report on Cassia. I was eyeing that one, too. Sounds like you like it.
On the Rohrer & Klingner inks I got, I'd have to say about the same things, though I did get just a tiny bit of feathering on lousy paper.
I'll try to get a review of the Solferino up tomorrow.
If you can manage to get pics/handwriting samples of the Cassia, I'd love to see them. Bet others would, too.
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 03:48
Speaking of Verdigris, here, FWIW, is a post of mine to the Rambling Snail board from last year, which describes why R&K may have put a foot wrong when they named this ink:
It looks like a bit of the green didn't make it into the scan on the Verdigris, its a very difficult color to describe.
Verdigris is a perfectly good English word. It refers to the green patina that forms on copper, brass and bronze after long exposure to the atmosphere -- the Statue of Liberty being an iconic example. At first glance, you might think it comes from the French or Italian for gray-green (verdi [green] + gris [gray]) -- and apparently R&K thought so, at least judging from the scan, which ... certainly looks gray-green here (and is described as such in some sales material, e.g., http://www.penboard....a=rohrer&la=en) -- but you'd be wrong. The dictionary says the derivation is from "vert-de-Grice", French for "green of Greece", i.e., a much lighter, Mediterranean green.
I especially like the "Verdigrease" (German name is "Verdigris")...
Nice color, though, whatever you call it (but, please, not "Verdigrease"!).
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 18:43
I'm working on one even as we speak. So far I am really liking the ink.
Would someone like to do a review of R&K Verdigris ?
Posted 16 May 2006 - 19:06