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Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Ink Of The Year Amethyst

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#1 minaa

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:16

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Most of my comments are above. The paper is Block Rhodia No. 18 (size A4, 80g paper). This ink is quite beautiful, I see it as a dark royal tone i.e. slightly reddish in comparison with La Reine Mauve or Murasaki Shikibu (the only other two purples I own right now). It does sometimes take a little starting in my Monteverde Invincia sometimes, but I attribute that more to my being lefthanded than to the ink or pen. Drying time seems good--by the 30 second mark it was totally dry to the touch. Shading is existent but not super obvious like in my other inks (tsuki-yo comes to mind). 
 
This will definitely be a regular of mine. :) I'm glad I hopped on board with this new ink. I know it's expensive, but eh... there's a collector's angle with these inks (and the bottles are gorgeous). I have some more inks coming in the mail, but they are all well known already. Can't wait! 
 
This is my first ink review. 
 
ETA: Oops, I misspelled "Pelican" in the written review, thinking of the English name for the bird. Oh well. Not the first, nor the last person to misspell the name of that company :P

Edited by minaa, 07 April 2015 - 15:47.

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#2 Morwen

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:51

It's nice, isn't it? I just got it in the mailbox today and I love it! It is similar to the new MB Lavender, but slightly darker and more "muted". Nice flow, not as dry as most Pelikan inks.



#3 Earthdawn

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 12:02

Nice review... thank you 

 

I have been waiting for it to come out and can't find it anywhere. The couple of places I asked said they had a release date of June.

 

Sooo... where did you find it ?



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 13:30

Nice review of what looks like a nice ink.  I suspect you have no need to blame your left-handedness for the slow starts in your pen.  I have a Monteverde Invincia Deluxe with the 1.1 stub nib, and it is a bit slower to start than my other pens are.  



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 15:45

It's nice, isn't it? I just got it in the mailbox today and I love it! It is similar to the new MB Lavender, but slightly darker and more "muted". Nice flow, not as dry as most Pelikan inks.


Agreed! I haven't had issues with it so far. All of the inks I've purchased are fairly well behaved thusfar.

Nice review... thank you 
 
I have been waiting for it to come out and can't find it anywhere. The couple of places I asked said they had a release date of June.
 
Sooo... where did you find it ?


Seitz-Global had a small stock of them on Amazon the week after it was released, and I was lucky enough to get a bottle that shipped from Germany. I don't see it on Amazon any more, though, so it might be on backorder. :\

Nice review of what looks like a nice ink.  I suspect you have no need to blame your left-handedness for the slow starts in your pen.  I have a Monteverde Invincia Deluxe with the 1.1 stub nib, and it is a bit slower to start than my other pens are.  


Ah, I see! Thank you for the notice. I have a fine nib as well, but the stub is quite fun.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 21:06

This ink is more and more reminds me to the Pelikan 4001 Violet in a better packing, but I don't own this one to make comparison.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 02:13

This ink is more and more reminds me to the Pelikan 4001 Violet in a better packing, but I don't own this one to make comparison.

I use Pelikan 4001 Violet in one of the pens I use every day, and the color is quite a bit less red than what I've seen in reviews of Edelstein Amethyst.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:42

I'll have to try it but looking of few reviews that are online, I won't like it :)



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 11:42

This ink is more and more reminds me to the Pelikan 4001 Violet in a better packing, but I don't own this one to make comparison.

 I have talked to a certein ink specialist in the same thing....

 

 

Saying take a Crystal bottle of Crystal Champagne.... and pee in it....

 

Tasting notes...

 

Lovely rich golden Colour...

Funny scent

taste like urine...

 

No wonder it remains pee pee in an expensive bottle :) ...

 

Pimp up my Pee....  :D

 

Seems to work for inks too


Edited by Morbus Curiositas, 08 April 2015 - 11:43.

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

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  :) 


#10 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:48

I'll have to try it but looking of few reviews that are online, I won't like it :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a scan of the ink I made today.

 

 

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This was a photo taken from my review of this ink http://www.fountainp...violett-violet/

 

The truth is in the middle..... But I guess it remains the fact theat the Edelstiein is just a slightly changed 4001 ink in a fancy bottle I think...


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

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  :) 


#11 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:59

Well I love Pelikan both the Pens and the 4001 Inks.

 

Still not sure whether I find the 4001 Violet to Feminin (Bright or pinkish)

 

Here is a Comparison of Pelikan 4001 aka Edelstein Amethyst with a violet I very much like.... J Herbin Poussiere de Lune

 

AlliedForcesHandwrittenFPN_zpsc2436557.j

 

 

And this is a purple mixi made with D-A Document inks which I like a lot... Can use it at work too and it is permanent

DA%20peranet%20purpura%20EN_zps4beimlkh.

 

 

DA%20permanent%20purpura%20de_zpsavhgixk

 

 

 

Again I love Pelikan inks......

 

and before I forget.....

 

 

Minaa Thanks for the review.... Nice work :thumbup: 


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

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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Posted 08 April 2015 - 18:05

Well I love Pelikan both the Pens and the 4001 Inks.

 

Still not sure whether I find the 4001 Violet to Feminin (Bright or pinkish)

 

Here is a Comparison of Pelikan 4001 aka Edelstein Amethyst with a violet I very much like.... J Herbin Poussiere de Lune

 

AlliedForcesHandwrittenFPN_zpsc2436557.j

 

 

And this is a purple mixi made with D-A Document inks which I like a lot... Can use it at work too and it is permanent

DA%20peranet%20purpura%20EN_zps4beimlkh.

 

 

DA%20permanent%20purpura%20de_zpsavhgixk

 

 

 

Again I love Pelikan inks......

 

and before I forget.....

 

 

Minaa Thanks for the review.... Nice work :thumbup: 

 

WOW! A permanent purple... I keep in my this mix. :puddle:  :thumbup:



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 00:04

La Reine Mauve is my permanent ink, and is also a permanent purple. :))

 

I would argue that, at least from these scans, Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst is darker than Pelikan 4001 Violet, which has some real pink tones to it. Considering that the Amethyst was formulated after a contest w/ votes, it's probably -just- a slightly changed Violet (one would hope). It will be exciting to see if someone does a comparison. My hunch is that Amethyst will be darker and a little redder (vs pink).

 

Thanks for the input, guys! 


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:59

Agreed! I haven't had issues with it so far. All of the inks I've purchased are fairly well behaved thusfar.


Seitz-Global had a small stock of them on Amazon the week after it was released, and I was lucky enough to get a bottle that shipped from Germany. I don't see it on Amazon any more, though, so it might be on backorder. :\


Ah, I see! Thank you for the notice. I have a fine nib as well, but the stub is quite fun.

 

Thank you !!

 

$27 shipped to the USA is not too bad and i can't wait till June when it is suppose to be released here.

 

Appreciate the heads up ... he has 13 left for those who are impatient as well.







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