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Red Belly Black - Bookbinders Snake Ink

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 17:42

 Bookbinders is an Australian online store that creators claim to be  "on a relentless quest in search of products that will fire the imagination of the 21st century writer". There may be something to their words - the company presents their products in attractive and inspiring way. Some time ago Bookbinders started to offer Snake Ink to their customers. The ink is sold in 30 ml bottles inspired in design "by the wily snake oil salesmen of the early 1900’s, and in colour by the beautiful and dangerous snakes of the world"

 

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Snake Ink is available in 5 different colours. The samples of all of them were send to me by webgeckos - thank you Penny!

 

  1. Blue Coral (blue)
  2. Eastern Brown (brown)
  3. Emerald Boa (green)
  4. Everglades Ratsnake (orange)
  5. Red-belly Black (black)

If you're interested learn more about Red Belly Black here

 

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Red Belly Black ink is well behaved and quite black. It also has some red sheen I haven't captured on the photos.

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Software ID

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 22:20

Thanks Vis!!!!  :wub: :wub:

 

I am not a "black" ink lover...  by far, but I really like this one.   It has a very distinct red sheen, and I am sucker for sheen.. :lol: :lol:

 

 

Is definitely one of my favorites black inks...   :D :D

 

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 22:44

That is one very pretty snake

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 00:46

How was the water resistance? I am intrigued by this one.


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:50

We used to live on the very outskirts of Greater Sydney, in a little semi-rural suburb called Cobbitty.

 

Occasionally a red-bellied black snake would wander in through the wire fence. Our cat at the time was very protective of our young (~4 yr old) son, she thought he was her kitten. If she came across any of these snakes, not only would she kill it, but she would break it up into three sections. The head end would be left by the kitchen door to let us know what a good and protective kitty she was. The middle was left by the back fence and the tail section put in the laundry. I think the logic was that she didn't want the three pieces to get back together again.

 

Other than that, she generally gave the other wildlife a wide berth.


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 07:01

Cool story :) When I was young and lived in my parents house we would often find birds and squirrels left by our cat by the door as a gift :) 



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:56

Is it just my monitor or is there quite a strong reddish/purple aspect to this black?


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:22

Is it just my monitor or is there quite a strong reddish/purple aspect to this black?

That's a good one! My monitor says that too and I sure hope it isn't kiddn'.


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:46

We used to live on the very outskirts of Greater Sydney, in a little semi-rural suburb called Cobbitty.

 

Occasionally a red-bellied black snake would wander in through the wire fence. Our cat at the time was very protective of our young (~4 yr old) son, she thought he was her kitten. If she came across any of these snakes, not only would she kill it, but she would break it up into three sections. The head end would be left by the kitchen door to let us know what a good and protective kitty she was. The middle was left by the back fence and the tail section put in the laundry. I think the logic was that she didn't want the three pieces to get back together again.

 

Other than that, she generally gave the other wildlife a wide berth.

 

Ha ha ha.... amazing story...

what a cat man....


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:46

Thank you for review... VIS


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:08

Is it just my monitor or is there quite a strong reddish/purple aspect to this black?

 

Well, it is called Red-Belly Black.

The colour picker seems to think so, too.

 


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 15:28

Thanks Vis!!!!  :wub: :wub:

 

I am not a "black" ink lover...  by far, but I really like this one.   It has a very distinct red sheen, and I am sucker for sheen.. :lol: :lol:

 

 

Is definitely one of my favorites black inks...   :D :D

 

 

 

C.

 

Ermahgerd, I have been searching for a black with red sheen for-EVER.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 15:50

Looks interesting.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 16:27

Nice Black Ink...Recall me in some way Sheaffer Jet Black, original, USA formula...Regards.

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 19:11

Thanks for the review- these snake inks look wonderful.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 02:55

Who's going to carry these in the US?


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 14:47

Who's going to carry these in the US?

 

That is my #1 question!



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 15:12

 
Ermahgerd, I have been searching for a black with red sheen for-EVER.


You're not the only one!

Where's the "buy" button. Shipping cost from Australia be damned.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 15:17

 
That is my #1 question!


I just checked the site and it's $15 aus for the bottle and $21 for shipping to the US.

I have a friend (lsmith on fpn) who was traveling to Aus. Not sure when but maybe he can help me here.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 15:39

I've been using these inks for a while here in Aus. They're OK but really they're not that special. The 'sheen' on the black is minimal & transient - Kyo-iro No. 1 nurebane-iro is far better - & the rest aren't stand-out performers. There are many similar colours around. The best thing about them is their packaging.

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