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Aquamarine - Pelikan Edelstein Ink Of The Year 2016

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 14:35

I have mixed feelings about Edelstein a s a line. The inks aren't bad. But they're not as good as the price tag would suggest. On the other hand Pelikan does a great job communicating with pen enthusiasts and engaging them in activities (Pelikan Hub, creating the color of the ink of the year).

 

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My feelings change nothing - each year I'm eager to try their new ink. I've played for a while with Aquamarine and I'd like to share my view. I didn't expect to enjoy the color and while I'm not crazy about it, I must say it's quite interesting, especially in braoader nibs. The ink is fairly waterproof and offers nice and smooth flow - at least in pens I've fillied with it. I haven't observed any bleedthrough or feathering. I'm not sure if I'll keep the bottle or if I'll resell it, but this ink is really good.

 

PS: Be sure to check excellent Namreshnoom review.

 

Bottle

 

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Ink Splash

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Water resistance

 

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Software ID

 

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

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Poljet, Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio, B

 

 

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Oxford, Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio, B

 

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Mini-comparison

 

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#2 Uncial

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 14:52

I like the green, blue and teal colour range so this ink worked for me. I like it.



#3 Lgsoltek

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 14:59

I like your garden more than this ink, Vis!



#4 visvamitra

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 16:25

Sadly it's just pittoresque countryside and not my garden but me too, I prefer it to the ink.



#5 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 15:01

Thanks for the tip on wider nibs.

Last year I was much too late for Amethyst, except in cartridges. I now have three six packs of cartridges.

In I was late this year with Aquamarine also... so I bought a six pack; just in case. It appears my Pelikan CC pens are all F nibs.

Now that the bottle came in, I'll test that ink in both 'true' regular flex F and also a semi-flex M/B/or Oblique of those two, on a good paper.

 

It is my first 'teal' ink.


Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.

 

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

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#6 Edelstein

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 15:09

I keep hunting garnet ink bottle.. no luck until now.. I hate ink with "limited edition" condition....

#7 inkstainedruth

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 16:19

Thanks for the review.

I didn't think I'd like Aquamarine, but I got a free bottle as swag in this year's Pelikan Hub.  So I tried it, and it's a better color than I gave it credit for being.  Not my favorite Edelstein ink, mind (that would probably be either Topaz, Amethyst, or Tanzanite -- in no particular order).  But better than I expected.

Although your comparison is now making me want MB Tolstoy....  :wallbash: 

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#8 ItwasLuck

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 14:02

I actually prefer this to Jade after seeing this review and Namreshnoom's review. Am I going crazy? 😫😫

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 23:00

My bottle is still unopened...lack of wide pens....too many filled.

B or better, Semi-flex B or better...... :eureka: :eureka:  Ah, just got to clean out my 605 in it has a 400 - T transitional 1954 semi-flex B nib on it. :thumbup:

 

Lazy will win... I hurry...do as I say...not as I do.  :wallbash: 

 

Could fill a ....transfer a cartridge to a Lamy B.

Vampire a cartridge into an old Osmia OB or OBB.

 

To do is one thing....to think a much easier. :P


Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.

 

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

Pens/inks/paper on hold for a year....new addiction pocket watch chains. :happyberet:


#10 mehandiratta

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:48

I somwhow like this ink...

Though for me Amethyst was one of the best limited edition inks..







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