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Graf Von Faber-Castell: Stone Grey

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#1 akszugor

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 20:47

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I present to test the ink Graf von Faber-Castell Stone Grey with a very nice gray color. Ink writes very well, nice flowing pen on paper. Drying also at a good level. If I had to choose among gray colors, this would take first place. Therefore, I sincerely recommend!

 

Manufacturer: Graf von Faber-Castell

Series, colour: Stone Grey

Pen: Waterman Hemisphere, nib "F"

Paper: Image Volume (80 g / m2)

 

Specifications:

Flow rate: good

Lubrication: good

Bleed through: unnoticeable

Shading: noticeable

Feathering: unnoticeable

Saturation: very good

 

 

A drop of ink smeared with a nib

 

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The ink smudged with a cotton pad

 

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Lines

 

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Water Resistance

 

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Ink drying time

 

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Ink drops on a handkerchief

 

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Chromatography

 

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Sample text

 

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Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2)

 

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Sample letters in a  Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2)

 

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#2 jasonchickerson

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 05:25

I like greys, but this one is not a favorite. It just seems uninspired. Too clean, too cold. Blah.

 

Nice review, though.



#3 akszugor

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:21

Everyone has their own taste.

Too old, too cold ;)


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#4 Tas

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:16

Lovely review. Thank you.

 

I tried my hand at greys, PR Gray Flannel, Diamine Grey, CdA Infinite Grey, 150th Silver Fox and to me they have all under delivered.

 

I must say I've had my eye on this one after seeing so many of Attika89's beautiful sketches but this looks likely to disappoint too.

 

My fave by far is Noodler's Lexington. I think I'll park my grey search there.  :)



#5 annettefhorn

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 18:35

I like greys, but this one is not a favorite. It just seems uninspired. Too clean, too cold. Blah.

 

Nice review, though.

 

Out of curiosity, what are your favorite unclean warm greys?



#6 jasonchickerson

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 19:16

 

Out of curiosity, what are your favorite unclean warm greys?

 

My very favorite is Herbin's Cacao du Bresil, which is only "grey" in some pens. It's complex like that.

 

A distant second would be Iroshizuku Kiri-same, which is beautiful but somewhat disappointingly demands premium paper and won't dip.



#7 Tas

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 19:21

 

My very favorite is Herbin's Cacao du Bresil, which is only "grey" in some pens. It's complex like that.

 

. . . alas I don't own any pen in which this happens  :mellow:

 

It still is my fave J Herbin ink though.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 20:05

 

. . . alas I don't own any pen in which this happens  :mellow:

 

It still is my fave J Herbin ink though.

 

I know you've seen this, but I'll post it again with trepidation of hijacking this thread. Notice how in the written name, Cacao appears "brown" from my Lamy 2000 (top) and distinctly "grey" from my Conklin (bottom). The color wash falls somewhere between, in that brown/grey/lavender area that is Nirvana to me. 

 

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#9 Tas

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 20:52

 

I know you've seen this, but I'll post it again with trepidation of hijacking this thread. Notice how in the written name, Cacao appears "brown" from my Lamy 2000 (top) and distinctly "grey" from my Conklin (bottom). The color wash falls somewhere between, in that brown/grey/lavender area that is Nirvana to me. 

 

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You're right. I have seen this, but don't recall the difference. That really is incredible. THANK YOU. I'm going to load some into an empty pen tonight and play . . .  :)



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:41

 

My very favorite is Herbin's Cacao du Bresil, which is only "grey" in some pens. It's complex like that.

 

A distant second would be Iroshizuku Kiri-same, which is beautiful but somewhat disappointingly demands premium paper and won't dip.

 

Ah, yes. Thank you for the samples! I wish Kiri-same were a smidge darker, but I love it.

 

ETA: it has some similarities to one of my favorite watercolors, Daniel Smith's Shadow Violet. http://www.danielsmi...--i-284-600-188


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 16:22

One commentator above wrote that Stone Grey was, "... uninspired. Too clean, too cold." But that's the essence of a true mid-toned gray.

When looking for a gray I don't want any green or purple undertones -- I want gray. I feel the same way with black -- I want black, not gray/blue/brown. And with a medium blue I want blue, not green and not purple.

The bottom line is that Stone Grey is not confused, it knows what color it's trying to be. So I like it very much (even though it runs dry I my Kaweco Liliput with the 1.1 nib).

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:51

I find that this ink is a neutral gray. If we had set the grey color, I would show this ink.

 

In comparison:

1. Montblanc 90th grey has Brown shades.

2. Noodler's Lexington even gray color as the 90th Montblanc.

3. Montblanc Oyster grey, light and silvery grey.

4. GFVC Stone grey, the perfect grey. No brown, green, blue, or silver shade in this ink.

 

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#13 Tas

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:46

I find that this ink is a neutral gray. If we had set the grey color, I would show this ink.

 

In comparison:

1. Montblanc 90th grey has Brown shades.

2. Noodler's Lexington even gray color as the 90th Montblanc.

3. Montblanc Oyster grey, light and silvery grey.

4. GFVC Stone grey, the perfect grey. No brown, green, blue, or silver shade in this ink.

 

 

 

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Lovely.

Helpful too.



#14 attika89

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:54

I do love the Stone Grey! I almost always have it in a pen :happy:


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 01:39

+1 for Noodler's Lexington Grey

an even darker grey is Levenger's Greystoke, another excellent performing grey color ink.


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:50

Very impressive review... Not sure if I like the grey but thanks..... More of this please

I Like the colour of the Herbin Cacoa too.... Only hting is the ink is as dry as a camel's bottom aftr a desert stroll

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#17 Tas

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:14

Very impressive review... Not sure if I like the grey but thanks..... More of this please

I Like the colour of the Herbin Cacoa too.... Only hting is the ink is as dry as a camel's bottom aftr a desert stroll

 

 

I wouldn't go that far Morbus Curiosities.  I'd say it's as dry as a camel's bottom after he'd had a nice bath and towelled down . . .  :)



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 20:28

I wouldn't go that far Morbus Curiosities.  I'd say it's as dry as a camel's bottom after he'd had a nice bath and towelled down . . .  :)





:-) hi Tas a bit late but a letter with some samples is on its way

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)

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#19 Tas

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 22:40

 

:-) hi Tas a bit late but a letter with some samples is on its way

 

You're very kind.  :)

Thank you.



#20 Chrissy

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 23:17

Thank you for the excellent review.

 

However, I'm not generally a fan of grey ink. The one I use when I want grey is Montblanc Albert Einstein


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