I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order.
This one is Diamine 150th Anniversary Ink Silver Fox. I would call it a light grey. It doesn't seem to lean towards green or blue specifically. So it's a nice neutral grey.
It's a very well behaved ink with some shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the 2 pens I used. I must admit I didn't like the nib on the SMT and found it difficult to write with.
This ink exhibits no showthrough or bleedthrough on my thick paper, so I tried it on some cheaper paper.
It isn't a saturated ink, and a comparison with Montblanc Einstein shows that.
- The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink, but it's reasonably resistant for a short time.
- Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was an Italic, this ink took 17-18 secs to dry.
- It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts from either of the pens that both stayed uncapped while I swapped and changed, and did swabs and comparisons with other inks.
- It is currently available in special 40ml cake slice shaped glass bottles.
- Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
Edited by Chrissy, 28 May 2015 - 16:19.