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#21 Arkanabar


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 00:44

I've mentioned before that there are only six colors for writing.

Black (Heart of Darkness)
Blue-Black (Pilot)
Purple (De Atramentis Aubergine)
Blue (Noodler's Blue, for now)
Green (Diamine Sherwood)
Brown (Iroshizuki Yama-Guri)

And I do need some markup colors:

Red (Sheaffer Skrip)
Turquoise (Sheaffer Skrip)

So that's eight bottles.

I'll take an extra of HoD, and another of Yama-Guri.  Or possibly an exploratory blue or two, cos I worry about the flow and cleanup with Noodler's Blue.  What other blues are noted for lightfastness?

No, that's not right.  In place of the duplicates, I'll take a bottle of Perle Noire pint bottle of Parker Permanent Black Quink with Solv-X for Dad's "51", and a second, more conventional (ie more royal than cyan) and yet still lightfast blue.

It's worth noting that the rules say nothing against replacing the empties.

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 01:02

Well, I've been thinking about this ... I also think about this when I contemplate the fact that the original maker of PR inks passed away this year, many of the boutique Sailor inks are made by only two people, Dr. J of De Atramentis is a one man inker,  and Noodler's is a one Nathan shop.    So, maybe I need more than one bottle.


Oh, wait, back to the topic.


I'd have to take a De Atramentis Document ink because it makes any other ink wetter and better behaved.  (Probably I'd take Turquoise because it doesn't stain) I'd also take Ghost Blue because I can add it to other colors.  So, as for the other 8, I would take inks that mix well.  And one bottle with various ink powders (individually wrapped) so I could mix to my heart's content.

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 01:14

My turn:


4.5oz bottles of Noodlers in the following colors:

1- Heart of Darkness

2- Regular BP Black

3- Bay State Blue

4- #41 Brown (I think that will be 3 oz)

1 bottle of Pelikan or MB iron gal Blue black.

Diamine Registrar ink

Bottle Pilot Blue (350 ml)

PR Dakota Red

PR Sephia

PR Gray Flannel

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:13

Three big bottles of Noodler's Black.

Three bottles of Noodler's Blue

Three big bottles of J. Herbin Bleu Nuit

One Bottle of Diamine Oxblood



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:14

1 Waterman Inspired Blue

2 Diamine Sargasso Sea

3 Diamine Bilberry

4 Parker Blue Black

5 Rohrer&Klingner Verdigris 

6 Diamine Syrah

7 Noodlers Cayenne

8 Noodlers Zhivago

9 Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

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#26 Sasha Royale

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 19:38

Only TEN ?  Can I at least have as many inks as I have handguns ?  

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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 00:08

Only TEN ?  Can I at least have as many inks as I have handguns ?

Oooooooh... I like that idea!

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 00:46

Hm.  Ten bottles.  Well, we'll start with Noodler's, as it's possible to get one-gallon bottles:


2 x Navajo Turquoise (1 gallon)  (NT has ruined me for other inks; I never want to run out)

Le Couleur Royale (1 gallon) (it's nice on its own, and I can then have as much Inkmyn Sapphire as I want)

Air-Corp Blue-Black (1 gallon) (I don't normally go for deep and dark, but just in case)


Now, for everything else:


Lamy Copper-Orange

Iroshizuku Yama-budo

J. Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor

Sailor Yama-dori


That's only eight; I'd probably double up the Copper-Orange and Emerald of Chivor.


Well, that's how I'd go today, anyhow.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 02:07

Interesting question.

2x Sailor Jentle Apricot
2x vintage sheaffer skrip peacock
sailor yama dori
diamine red dragon
r&k alt goldgrün
j herbin emerald of chivor
caran d'ache caribbean sea
akkerman hofwartier gröen

*subject to change based on discovering of new inky loves

I reserve the right to change the 10 if i find another ink i prefer more
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Posted 17 September 2015 - 02:28

PR Lake Placid Blue

PR Avacado

Diamine Meadow

Noodler's Black

Waterman Red

Noodler's yellow

Noodler's Habanero

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 14:35

Hm.  Ten bottles.  Well, we'll start with Noodler's, as it's possible to get one-gallon bottles:


Now why didn't I think of that?

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 22:24

Diamine Imperial Purple

Sailor Kobe Sannomiya Panse

Iroshizuku Yama Budo

Sailor Blue-Black

Platinum Carbon Black

Sailor Grenade

Diamine Sherwood Green

J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen

Diamine Asa Blue

Sailor Yama Dori

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 16:52

Only TEN ?  Can I at least have as many inks as I have handguns ?  


Love it!  And to your question: sure - why not.

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