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Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue

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#1 bioluminescentsquid



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:16

I got this ink at the LA pen show and did the writing samples quite a while ago, but never scanned and uploaded them until recently.


We'll first go over the basics - it's a very wet ink, and will flow generously out of pens. This also makes it prone to bleed on the worst of papers, although I haven't found it to be troublesome (despite for longer drying times due to sheer wetness) on friendly papers. No water resistance to note of!
I'll be first to admit that I don't like the color. I like blue-blacks, but this one is just too teal for my tastes. Still, it is acceptable when used in a very wet pen, where it almost looks black.

Staples Bagasse paper; I dip tested this, and thus it blobbed in the start.






Kokuyo looseleaf







Daiso notebook paper







Maruman Mnemosyne

So, now you're probably thinking that this is quite a run-of-a-mill ink. Not quite.
To end this review, I'll just slip in this scandalous photo.


(No, no photoshop/glitter was used here. I hope I got you sheen fans swooning!)


Edited by bioluminescentsquid, 21 March 2016 - 07:17.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:45

Very nice review. I like this ink.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:19

me too ... i love this ink... out of all the blackstone inks

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 15:06

I currently have my TWSBI eco stub filled with this, liking it a lot. I never see it as light as some of your samples show, but I'm currently journaling in a Leuchtturm which seems to suck in the ink a bit compared to some papers. I think there's a family resemblance to Sailor Yama-Dori, anyone else?

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 18:04

LOVE this ink... I do like Barrier Reef for the sheen... but Sydney Harbour has my heart for the color...  One of my favorite inks.  It has been in my EDC for almost a year.. 





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Posted 21 March 2016 - 18:50

Lovely colour but behaviour can be kind of wild & unpredictable. This is an ultra wet ink (like their Daintree Green) & can feather like crazy. Had some batch variations. Nib gauge can look at least a size wider. Even had bleed through on Tomoegawa. I like it a lot though!

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 12:27


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