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Waterman Absolute Brown—A Handwritten Review

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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:30

Here is Waterman Brown (I hate the name "Absolute Brown"). It's one of my favorite brown inks. It's well behaved, has an attractive and subtle green sheen when it's laid on thick, it's cheap, and it's widely available. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:38

Decent ink, great review.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 02:26

Great Review! This is one of my go to inks for work and travel. I know it's  going to be issue free.  


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#4 Frank C

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 19:53

This ink used to be "Havana Brown" before they changed the packaging. As far as I can tell, the ink is the same. Always one of my favorite browns. Thanks for the review. 


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#5 Keyless Works

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 20:16

This is my go to brown ink. Great review!  I hate the new names Waterman gave their inks but I rather that change than the actual inks like we saw with Sailor and Caran d'Ache 



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 21:32

I like that. I have a sample of it, so clearly I need to try it. 



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 21:41

This was my favorite ink in an Elysee in brown marbled lacquer with a wet fine point. When I mislaid that pen, I tried the ink in a number of other pens, but for some reason none of the combos clicked. I might give it another try in a cursive italic.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 21:52

I have it in one of my Lamy Al-Stars and use a fine nib and I find it great for personal letters to my Franciscan family and friends, I also use it in my journal when on silent retreats. It is a good ink and it looks it the part. Great review thank you very much.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 21:55

I like it!



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 00:11

Thanks for the review, but this is one I think I'll pass on.  It's a little too red-leaning for my tastes.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:36

i have a bottle of this ink.  i find it more on the reddish tone instead of brown.  thought it is a decent ink, i don't think it should be called 'absolute brown'.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 15:05

This ink used to be "Havana Brown" before they changed the packaging. As far as I can tell, the ink is the same. Always one of my favorite browns. Thanks for the review.


I agree Frank C

I have reviewed the havanna. Looks the same but has a better name

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 15:06

Nice ink, nice review (bleep) name, lovely handwriting


Thanks

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...

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In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 15:07

Nice ink, nice review (bleep) name, lovely handwriting
Thanks



Bleep oops sorry

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 29 June 2015 - 15:59

I recently filled an Omas that has a wet, fine, extra flexible nib, and I fell in love with this ink immediately.

Now to dig out that big wet stub...


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 20:07

I agree Frank C

I have reviewed the havanna. Looks the same but has a better name

 

Havana Brown could be any shade of brown. This ink is Brown-Red. It should not be called, "Absolute" Brown. Absolutely not!


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:34

This is my favorite ink. I am currently using it in a TWSBI Micarta with a fine nib, as well as in my Italix Churchman's Prescriptor with a broad italic stub. I love the simple shading that the ink shows in a broad nib.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:38

Waterman seems to have fallen into that touchy-feely abyss in naming their ink. As from the comments here it is anything BUT absolute. Their PR people must be drinking this stuff when they come up with this pap. Their ink is well-respected as a staple that can be depended on writing-wise. 



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:46

I love Waterman inks!  After trying several other brown inks, I like this the most.  It is the most "well rounded" brown around. 


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#20 GordonOZ

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:55

Waterman seems to have fallen into that touchy-feely abyss in naming their ink. As from the comments here it is anything BUT absolute. Their PR people must be drinking this stuff when they come up with this pap. Their ink is well-respected as a staple that can be depended on writing-wise. 

 

Not sure that you can get much browner, and I am not sure how one determines the word 'absolute' is in anyway touchy-feely. :D


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