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Krishna Ink – Monsoon Sky
In Indian Fountain Pen industry or Circles, Dr. Sreekumar is quite known for his hand-turned fountain pens and almost 20 types of nib tuning. However recently he has shelved in to making fountain pen inks under the brand name of KRISHNA.
These inks are sold on eBay India Page for Rs. 550 (8 USD) each for 5 Nos. 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping. Now they come in new glass bottles.
Krishna Ink – New Glass Bottle
The inks that are being produced have now increased to 35 nos. and even certain names have changed.
Krishna Inks – 35 Colors
The new names are as follows:
- Dark Chocolate
- Lake Blue
- Vivid violet
- Monsoon Sky
- Pink Barleria
- Summer Rain
- Silent Night Sky
- Bronze Leaf
- Wild Cherry
- Cool Breeze
- Gold Rush
- Orange Crush
- After Dark
- Yellow Valley
- Glory Vine
- Dark Rose
- Magic Blue
- Orchard Lily
- Writer’s Night
- Dew Leaf
- Meadow Green
- Ghat Green
- Officer’s Blue Black
I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in seeing the limited resources at his disposal.
This review is of Monsoon Sky which is the new introduction to old 28 colours and this colour is greyish blue-green.
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm
DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Drop on Paper Towel
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Colour Range
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View
This ink shades almost close to none. The ink flow is good. And has no feathering.
INK SWABS & SCRIBBLE
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Passes on JK Cedar - 100 gsm
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar - 100 gsm
Krishna Monsoon Sky –Scribble on JK Cedar -100 gsm
Krishna Monsoon Sky – Waterproof Test
Ink after water rub test leaves behind certain traces thus making ink bit water resistant and even after water wash it is still readable.
The colour reminds me of Diamine Teal or Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo. But unlike Iroshizuku it has no shading or sheen. It has no feathering and has consistent flow. Its an okay ink for me because of the colour but I would any day prefer my Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo because of sheen and shading and amazing flow properties. However that comes at high price. This 30 ml bottle just costs less than Rs. 100.
Following are the summation of ink properties:
- Feathering : No
- Sheen : No
- Shading : No
- Lubrication : Moderate
- Flow : Good
- Water Resistance : Good
- Drying Times : Good
- Nib Creep : No
- Clogging : None
- Odor : None
Feedback and Comments are welcome.
The ink can be bought from the ebay store of Krishna Pens. Link is given below.
LINK TO EBAY STORE : KRISHNAPENS