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Ink Review: Kaweco Midnight Blue

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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:24

I posted a review of the Kaweco AL Sport Stonewashed Blue pen in the pen reviews forum. Here.
 
I am now adding a separate review of the Kaweco Midnight Blue ink that I used in that pen. I used a cartridge, and the AL Sport Stonewashed Blue pen has a F steel nib.
 
Kaweco ink comes in 30ml bottles and packs containing 6 standard international sized cartridges.
 
This Midnight Blue is lighter than some other blue-black inks, but it's a really well behaved dark blue, and it has some lovely shading. It isn't waterproof, but was reasonably water resistant. I moved the water around with my finger, then blotted it off, yet I can still see ink remains.
 

 

It's a reasonably saturated ink. I would say it's definitely worth considering.

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:26

Thank you for this review. I like how this ink looks in the picture. I have a box of cartridges but probably used the ink in a dry pen so it looked very pale. Now that I know how it can look I will try it in a wetter pen.

#3 Chrissy

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 11:36

Thank you for this review. I like how this ink looks in the picture. I have a box of cartridges but probably used the ink in a dry pen so it looked very pale. Now that I know how it can look I will try it in a wetter pen.

 

You're welcome.  :)  When I first used it in this AL Sport Stonewashed pen it felt a little dry, but now I swapped the nib it's much better.



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 12:01

An interesting review, thanks!

 

I should try it with my Delta Unica, which is a jolly wet writer.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 15:05

It resembles the de A Sherlock Holmes, which is a favorite of mine.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 17:28

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 19:54

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#8 Chrissy

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 11:59

It resembles the de A Sherlock Holmes, which is a favorite of mine.

 

I recently tried De A Sherlock Holmes in an Aurora and it was quite a bit wetter than Kaweco Midnight Blue.



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 13:41

Chrissy - the included ink cartridge - do you know is it midnight or royal blue? I just got a liliput and popped in the included cart and I'm try to figure it out.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 17:06

Chrissy - the included ink cartridge - do you know is it midnight or royal blue? I just got a liliput and popped in the included cart and I'm try to figure it out.

 

 

Mine are all Royal Blue. The end colour is lighter than the Midnight Blue one



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 17:19

 

 

Mine are all Royal Blue. The end colour is lighter than the Midnight Blue one

Thank you. That is what I suspected, but I wasn't sure. Hope you enjoyed your time in Naples. Today we finally had our first taste of cooler weather. It is great!


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 18:08

Thank you. That is what I suspected, but I wasn't sure. Hope you enjoyed your time in Naples. Today we finally had our first taste of cooler weather. It is great!

 

We loved it, and wanted to spend all of January there, but it's so much more expensive to find somewhere to stay then.



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Posted 15 November 2015 - 20:23

 
You're welcome.  :)  When I first used it in this AL Sport Stonewashed pen it felt a little dry, but now I swapped the nib it's much better.


Typical of this ink. Fountain pens that tend to dry if left unused for some time become nightmares to restart. It performs well in my Kaweco Sport Stonewashed but I tried it once in a Faber Castell Ondoro and had to disassemble the nib to clean it. After one week the pen wouldn't start even if it was a pleasure if used daily.
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#14 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 20:08

One can dip the pen in a shot glass of water or use an old postal sponge rubber cup to just dip the nib in to get it wet enough to start.

I often have 17 now 18 pens sitting around with ink in them....so some will dry out.

It seems; it isn't but it seems every time I go to Inky Thoughts or Ink Reviews a pen gets inked.

 

So far this seems a purple blue....or a purpled black....not a blue black.

Richard said every good BB ink changes color after 24 hours.....and I noticed that on my other BB inks with ESSR doing the fastest and most changing........how does this ink look the next day?

 

 

Others say it is a gray-black.....that was also said about 4001 BB, when used with a narrow nib on poor paper.

What I noticed with all three reviews, is it shaded.....could be it shaded well.

In I don't like BB inks; having only 8......I'll have to dither on this one.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 10 November 2016 - 20:13.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 19:12

*bump*

Tried this ink for the first time. Put it in my Dia2 for a trip to Denmark. At first, the pen was a little on the dry side but this only lasted a few minutes. I've done a couple of 30-minute sessions with Midnight Blue and I like it a lot. It's an intriguing colour and the wetness is just right for this pen. I'm hooked!

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:34

The more I use this ink, the more I love it. There’s just something about it... Although at first glance is resembles inks like ‘basic’ Sailor Jentle Blue or Herbin Bleu Nuit, in reality it has a hue that’s all its own. Hard to capture in photographs, but I love this ink in wet pens (dark, saturated, rich, varied) as well as in dry pens (understated, beautiful, like the night sky, subtle shading). Midnight Blue is dry, not far removed from 4001 Blue-Black, but to me that is not a drawback. This ink is marvellous in my old Parker 51 M, which is a very wet pen that writes a wide line. Midnight Blue tames the pen and The result is just beautiful.





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