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Noodler's Henry Hudson Blue—A Handwritten Review

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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 21:24

This is one of my all time favorite blue, and I always have several pens filled with it.  :puddle:  I think I definitely love it more now than when I wrote the review, which was over a year ago. 

 

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I do have to note, of the three bottles I have, two of them are exactly the same, but the third has a major violet shift, which I feel is even out of Nathan's regular range of making every bottle unique. It's still an awesome ink, just more violet than the other two bottles. 


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 03:09

Thanks for the review.

I picked up a bottle of this last winter when I was in NYC (and made what is now becoming the somewhat annual pilgrimage to Fountain Peh Hospital :thumbup:) and I like the color a whole lot.  I had passed on it the first time I was in FPH, because at that point i was trying to match a specific but unidentified blue-black that had come out of a vintage pen.  And of course HHB didn't fit that requirement.  But this last time I took a look at the ink on it's own merits, since I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more enamored of muted and subtle variations of color -- it's not really blue, it's not really grey, but it's something in-between.

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#3 amberleadavis

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 19:32

I adore your reviews. Thank you for sharing.


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#4 Frank C

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:08

One of my favorites. I especially like all of the FPH inks. Every time I order a pen from them, I order a round of exclusive inks as well. 


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:36

I love when Frank orders ink!

 

Thank you MHPhoto, I love your reviews. 


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#6 mmg122

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 23:58

I've never been a fan of blue black ink...always too muted for my taste.
Until now...I'm really blown away by how nice this ink is! Thanks to MHPhoto for a great review. I may have finally found a blue black I can live with. Just ordered a bottle from FPH...and a bottle of each of their FPH exclusives just to keep Henry Hudson company...cuz I'm nice that way.

#7 PatientType

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 00:20

A very well done review of one of my favorite inks.



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 02:16

Lover of Blue Blacks here... and Henry Hudson is one of my favorites...  :wub: :wub:

 

 

Thanks for an awesome review!!!   :D  :D 

 

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:30

May have to add this to the list. Thanks



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:48

I've never been a fan of blue black ink...always too muted for my taste.
Until now...I'm really blown away by how nice this ink is! Thanks to MHPhoto for a great review. I may have finally found a blue black I can live with. Just ordered a bottle from FPH...and a bottle of each of their FPH exclusives just to keep Henry Hudson company...cuz I'm nice that way.


What Mary says.

I wouldn't even mind a vilet shift, to be frank. What I particularly like about this one is the balance of the color temperature and saturation.

#11 dcwaites

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 23:48

It looks like the Pilot Blue-Black is a close match for the HHB. Is that true?


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 13:59

It looks like the Pilot Blue-Black is a close match for the HHB. Is that true?

David, I have the bluer version of HHB and my bottle isn't close to my bottle of Pilot Blue-Black. I think the two are closest when Pilot Blue-Black has just been put into a pen (when it is at its lowest saturation) but still easily distinguishable. At this point, Pilot Blue-Black is a bit of a faded dark blue to blue-black, right? HHB is about a standard deviation closer to teal.

 

Pilot Blue-Black concentrates to a nice dark blue while in a pen. It sheens a bit too. HHB stays the same and they are even farther apart. Hope this answers your one year+ query (I just got my bottle of HHB two weeks ago). I've tried posting photos but the colour isn't being reproduced well.


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