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Ink Review: Diamine Sherwood Green

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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 21:45

I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order.

This one is Diamine Sherwood Green. I have also reviewed Delamere Green separately, that is similar to Sherwood Green, but contains more blue.

 

  • Water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nibs I used were a stub and a medium, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry
  • It flows reasonably wet, and lubricates the nib well.
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic refill bottles.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.

 

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#2 mcgeechan

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 18:32

That's a nice dark green.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 00:25

I've enjoyed seeing the greens, thanks for sharing.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:14

That's a nice dark green.

 

That sums this ink up, "dark green". Another nice green ink. I like green inks; I just don't get too many chances to use them. 


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 20:40

I really like this ink. Agreed its flows and lubricates well.



#6 Chrissy

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 21:33

Yes it was a pleasure to write with, and is a very nice shade of green



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 00:22

As a huge fan of greens, I really like this one.  I've finished a sample and need to order a bottle.

 

Thanks for the review!


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 17:58

On the basis of your review, I bought a pot for my wife - she likes it a lot, so thank you very much.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 19:24

Excellent review.  This is my only green ink, but I did a lot of research before making the purchase and was not disappointed.  A favorite.


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#10 Chrissy

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 21:55

On the basis of your review, I bought a pot for my wife - she likes it a lot, so thank you very much.

Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. That's the kind of thing that makes doing ink reviews worthwhile. :)



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 21:37

Thanks for the  review. Much enjoyed reading it. I own this green and a couple of others (Pelikan, Omas) and it's pleasant  to my eyes and well saturated (I like saturated colours). As already noted by other FPNer before, the only problem with green ink is that you don't get to use it often. For some reason, BTW, in many companies green is reserved for the CEO or similar. Also in some novels the bad and/or powerful guy writes in green. :mellow:  But, the ink is none the less, amazing. I will try to use it more often, for the joy it gives to me when the nib leaves behind such a beautifully coloured green trail.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:22

Thank you for the great review! Sherwood Green looks like such a solid green ink! Now I need to get my sample out and play with it some more...


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 22:08

I just got a small bottle of this from the fine folks at Pen Chalet, and love it.  I was hoping it would be a nice winter ink for me, and it fills that role wonderfully.  The deep green makes me think of evergreens, and the dark red sheen combined with the green makes me think of berries on a holly bush.  It's wonderfully smooth, too, making it even more of a joy to write with.  I'll definitely have at least one pen inked with this all winter, and as soon as that 30ml bottle starts looking low, I'm absolutely going to replace it with one of the 80ml variety.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 16:40

Thank you for the great review! Sherwood Green looks like such a solid green ink! Now I need to get my sample out and play with it some more...

 

You're welcome. I hope you decided you like it  :)



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 16:41

I just got a small bottle of this from the fine folks at Pen Chalet, and love it.  I was hoping it would be a nice winter ink for me, and it fills that role wonderfully.  The deep green makes me think of evergreens, and the dark red sheen combined with the green makes me think of berries on a holly bush.  It's wonderfully smooth, too, making it even more of a joy to write with.  I'll definitely have at least one pen inked with this all winter, and as soon as that 30ml bottle starts looking low, I'm absolutely going to replace it with one of the 80ml variety.

Yay.  :)



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:22

Thank you for your wonderful review.

I felt in love with sherwood green from the second I laid eyes on it.

It was a sample and I run to get a 80ml bottle because I knew it would be one of my favorites. 



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:14

I really like that one!



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 14:05

I truly enjoy Sherwood Green and your review is right on the spot. I've 2 colleagues in my office that have bought this ink the very same day they have seen it in one of my pens.

With Sherwood Green I've experienced some (not much) trouble in cleaning my pens. Cleaning a pen requires a little more time (a joy btw) than with other Diamine inks. Is this just me or did you share the same experience?


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 19:50

OK, now I am puzzled.  Many seem to like this ink.  And my bottle of Diamine Sherwood Green is a nice color, but the ink behaves badly in my pens.

  • The ink will clog the pen (4 of 6 that I tried), if not used daily.  It seems to be the pens with narrow ink channels.
  • In the pens that do not clog, the ink dye will dry/accumulate in the nib slit and require the slit to be flossed every few days.

It is a nice ink, but the maintenance is getting to me.

 

I am trying to find one of my pens that the ink will work reliably in.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 21:40

OK, now I am puzzled.  Many seem to like this ink.  And my bottle of Diamine Sherwood Green is a nice color, but the ink behaves badly in my pens.

  • The ink will clog the pen (4 of 6 that I tried), if not used daily.  It seems to be the pens with narrow ink channels.
  • In the pens that do not clog, the ink dye will dry/accumulate in the nib slit and require the slit to be flossed every few days.
It is a nice ink, but the maintenance is getting to me.
 
I am trying to find one of my pens that the ink will work reliably in.

AC, all my Pelikans and Platinums are a great match for Sherwood green, even in F. Good flow, no drying.
No hassle with flushing either.

I am a fan of Sherwood green, always at least one pen inked with it!

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