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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 17:15

The 4001 ink is a well-established brand by Pelikan from the very first beginning of the company. It was first mentioned in a price-list from 1897 and proved its worth within all the years. Ink 4001 was registered as a number only, during years there was plenty of colors on the market. However in recent years the line didn't change at all. Happily Pelikan decided to invest not only in Edelstein line but also in 4001 (much cheaper) line and introduced new ink (Dark Green) in january 2016. You may find it interesting that Pelikan 4001 are the only inks that can be bought practically in every B&M store in Poland. 

 

At the moment the line consists of 

 

  1. Blue - Black
  2. Brilliant Black
  3. Brilliant Brown
  4. Brilliant Green
  5. Brilliant Red
  6. Dark Green
  7. Pink (cartridges only)
  8. Royal Blue
  9. Turquoise
  10. Violet
 
Blue Black is a dry writing ink, almost as dry as Lamy Blue. This ink demonstrates a very low level of feathering, show-though, and bleed through but it doesn't help - unless you use very wet pen the line will be pale and boring. 
 
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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Software ID

 

fpn_1457370474__blueblack_4001_leuchttur

 

 

Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Rhodia Dotpad, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Comparison

 

 

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#2 lapis

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 19:55

Nice review and great comparisons as usual. I like it most where you state that it looks boring unless we use a wet pen. I also use a good B or even better a BB nib, otherwise I see only a faint blue-grey, much to the Captain's dismay.

 

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 21:23

A great, great ink: not in fashion, but never out of style.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:56

Used it exclusively in graduate school over 30 years ago, and all my notes still look fine. 



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:14

A great, great ink: not in fashion, but never out of style.

 

Nicely put. Having had a disappointing rogue bottle, I'm so glad I gave it a second try.

 

Nice review as ever, visvamitra; you have an amazing ability to pic comparison inks that I've never heard of and so end up expanding my knowledge in quite a different direction from where I'd expected to go.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 13:54

 

Nicely put. Having had a disappointing rogue bottle, I'm so glad I gave it a second try.

 

Nice review as ever, visvamitra; you have an amazing ability to pic comparison inks that I've never heard of and so end up expanding my knowledge in quite a different direction from where I'd expected to go.

 

I too must have a rogue bottle. Never liked it from day 1 but I'll take your advice and seeing how lovely visvamitra makes this look will buy another in the future.

 

Thanks visvamitra.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 14:27

Nice review and great comparisons as usual. I like it most where you state that it looks boring unless we use a wet pen. I also use a good B or even better a BB nib, otherwise I see only a faint blue-grey, much to the Captain's dismay.

 

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 14:29

As most will know - probably my favourite ink of all time. Never lets me down and I don't even care whether it is blue at times, or not.

If Carlsberg made a blue-black ink, their's would probably be the second-best blue-black ink in the world.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 16:05

Or Tuborg?

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 16:29

Hi,

 

Or Twinings?

 

P4BlBk resides above the clouds of my ink shelves.

 

​When you're out of P4BlBk, you're out of ink.

 

Bye,

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Edited by Sandy1, 08 March 2016 - 16:30.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 17:10

​When you're out of P4BlBk, you're out of ink.

That's why we always have a case or two of Carlsberg lying around.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 18:50

White hair alert on the drop towel scan !!!!    

 

Is that a cat/dog? or you are just getting more vintage Vis??  :lol:

 

 

 

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 19:07

White hair alert on the drop towel scan !!!!    

 

Is that a cat/dog? or you are just getting more vintage Vis??  :lol:

 

 

 

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 19:28

That's why we always have a case or two of Carlsberg lying around.

 

 

After kissing the elephant it may well be that it is you who is lying around. :)


Edited by Sandy1, 08 March 2016 - 19:31.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 19:57

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#16 visvamitra

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 20:53

@C - I believe I'm slowly turning vintage :)



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 16:42

There may be drier inks around than 4001 B/B, but I haven't met one. I do like the color.

 

The comparisons are interesting. Bosphore from L'Artisan Pastellier and Midnight Blue from Graf von Faber Castell look very similar to 4001.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 21:22

Just bought 3 bottles from Pendemonium Pens. Great price. Sold out in six hours.

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 02:13

Just ordered some from Japan via Amazon. We'll see.... I'm only out $12.

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:35

Nice review, thank you.

 

Pelikan BB is one of my favorites in the category and I appreciate having a dry ink available. I thought was kind of boring at first, but its behavior won my heart.







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