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Allied Forces Germany-France / Khaki - Lie De The

de atramentis j herbin allied forces germany france brownish inks

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#1 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 13:17

Dear FPN friends


The great Stephen brown, the David Attenborough of Fountain Pen Documentaries, would porbably say....


It is Time for an other SHOOT OUT!!!


But since no one can equal the excellence of SBRE Brown I write. :notworthy1:


It's time for another Allied Forces


De Atramentis Khaki - J. Herbin Lie de The




Bottles Nice but nothing fancy....


But  i do not care about that.


If you urinate (water in) a Crystal Bottle.... the bottle is beautiful.... but the contents still stink :)


Outer beauty dissapears in due time.. Inner beauty stays...




Colours look pretty similar. DA is more yellowish an earth or soil brown. Herbin has more red I guess it is a darker brown.


Look at the difference in the nib sizes


Fountain Pens Lamy Joy, 1,5 Italic Diplomat Excellence A M nib

I tested both Dippin and wiht the pens filled




Well I think those colours are beautiful and a bit a like too




Both inks shade :D


Flow in both inks is superb. The De Atramentis is a bit quicker drying... 


Waterproof this chapter goes to Herbin which can withstand an occasional drop of water


No feathering in both inks  :)


The other colours used


Black = Kaweco black


Yellow = DA Document yellow

Black in Flag is  DA Document Black

Blue in Flag = DA Document Blue

Written Blue = Herbin 1670 blue


Entschuldigung für die Sauhaufen beim erste Versuch der Deutsche Flagge. Just apologized for making such a Mess in the German flag.


several of the above mentioned ink I have extensively reviewed before




I have reviewed the Khaki extensively before



Good old Visamitra  has a nice habit of making excellent reviews. He most recently published a review of Herbin Lie de The


I kindly invite you to read that review.... Is is awesome as all Visamitra's review are



I both inks..... Very well behaving, shading and beautiful colours. Alike but still different.



Happy to have them both  :)


Regards Peter






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For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 

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#2 Cyber6


    Extremely AWESOME !!!

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 19:08

I have both too... and happy to have them both.     They are similar but quite different, thanks for the comparison...   :D

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 04:32

I love the creative comparison format :)  Great review!

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 22:32

Your ink challenge was excellent.  Thank you for giving me a good laugh!

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:43

Great stuff! Thank you.

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