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Burgundy Suggestions, Please!

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#1 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 16:46

What I have:

Levenger Shiraz (a bit thick and leans pink)
Sailor Oku-Yama (maybe too brown?)
J Herbin Rouge Opera (not intense enough)
J H Rouge Bourgogne (ditto)

What I want:

A true, deep burgundy, neither pink nor purple. Wet, well-behaved ink, commonly available in the USA.

Who's got suggestions for me? :)

What are your favorites? Thanks.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 17:00

Pen & Message old burgundy. :)

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 17:03

My favorite is "Binder Burgundy" which is a mix of 1 part Waterman Violet and 1 part Shaeffer Red. It is a very good burgundy. I think Diamine Syrah was designed to match it, but I'm not positive.


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 17:14

My favorite is "Binder Burgundy" which is a mix of 1 part Waterman Violet and 1 part Shaeffer Red. It is a very good burgundy. I think Diamine Syrah was designed to match it, but I'm not positive.



Thanks. I've heard of this mix, but I'm after a bottle of burgundy, and I don't have either of the component inks.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 17:16

+1 Binder Burgundy. Beautiful, rich, nice shading, well-behaved, OK for vintage pens, readily available, inexpensive.

 

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 18:26

Monteverde Burgundy? Or maybe De Atramentis Merlot?

 

 

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 19:32

My favorite is the Rohrer and Klingner Alt- Bordeaux.

It has a nice vintage feel to it.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 20:30

Noodler's Burgundy is good, but leans towards violet. Levenger Claret and de Atramentis Bordeaux are also lovely, but they lean towards red.   Private Reserve Burgundy Mist is unusually dark, but it sheens nicely.   R & K Alt Bordeaux is a good color, but it dries flat and dull (in my opinion).  

 

I do like Diamine Merlot, if you don't mind a somewhat dry (no pun intended!) ink;  it also has fairly nice sheen.

 

In spite of the name, Levenger's Pomegranate might be a good choice for a deep, rich wine color.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 22:02

Monteverde Burgundy? Or maybe De Atramentis Merlot?
 
 
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Posted 27 October 2015 - 22:04

Noodler's Burgundy is good, but leans towards violet. Levenger Claret and de Atramentis Bordeaux are also lovely, but they lean towards red.   Private Reserve Burgundy Mist is unusually dark, but it sheens nicely.   R & K Alt Bordeaux is a good color, but it dries flat and dull (in my opinion).  
 
I do like Diamine Merlot, if you don't mind a somewhat dry (no pun intended!) ink;  it also has fairly nice sheen.
 
In spite of the name, Levenger's Pomegranate might be a good choice for a deep, rich wine color.
 
Hope this helps!
 
[A few images to give you an idea...]



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 22:21

Alongside Richard Binder's Burgundy and D's Shirah, how about:

De A Spätburgunder

MB Bordeaux

MB Burgundy Red

PR Burgundy Mist

Pre-Slovenien Sheaffer Burgundy ?

 

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#12 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 23:45

Alongside Richard Binder's Burgundy and D's Shirah, how about:
De A Spätburgunder
MB Bordeaux
MB Burgundy Red
PR Burgundy Mist
Pre-Slovenien Sheaffer Burgundy ?
 
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Posted 27 October 2015 - 23:53

I like Binder Burgundy too, and Diamine Syrah and Merlot are both very good burgundy red inks.

 

Buying a bottle of each of the Waterman Violet and Sheaffer Red would be a reasonable price option, if you had an empty bottle and made up some Binder Burgundy to put into it.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 23:57

I have settled on Diamine Syrah as my only burgundy ink.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 20:49

A.

Like in the Skrip inkwell bottle?

Yes,that's the one, alhough it's more like a magenta than any "real" burgundy or bordeaux.

 

B. Check out the new Octopus Burgundy. That review also shows a good comparison of inks (judging by the colour).

 

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 22:28

And another vote for Diamine Syrah


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 22:57

Noodler's Ottoman Rose. YVMV*

 

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 23:49

I consider Diamine Oxblood to be burgundy, but I'm not an ink connoisseur so maybe it's really just dark red.



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 01:16

Diamine Syrah.
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Posted 29 October 2015 - 02:43

Sailor, I just sent you a letter with a few reds that I have inked up at the moment.  


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