Thanks for the review.
I like Classic Red because it looks like RED. Not burgundy, not tomato, not blood, not berry.
A lot of people think of Skrip Red as the quintessential red ink, but I found it had sort of brownish undertones. For me, Classic Red is RED.
I just wish it was somewhat water resistant -- so for those times I have Noodler's Park Red, which is a tad pinker, but is still pretty vibrant.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
It is certainly red, and it fits it's name very well. When you buy Classic Red, you get exactly what it says on the bottle.
I have a story associated with this ink. As I was reviewing it, I have various pens filled with it, and I write with it on various papers. Not surprisingly, I get pieces of kitchen roll with plenty of Classic Red ink splotches on them.
Don't read on if you are squeamish about blood. OK?
So, on this particular day, my OH was pottering about somewhere, then came in from the garage bleeding all down his forehead and face, from quite a long cut, right on top of the crown of his head. He had bent down near the garage door, and caught his head on a sharp metal bracket. It was a mad few minutes while we decided what to do, but we eventually got him fixed up when the local hospital cleaned him up and superglued his head wound back together.
However, at one moment, during all of this panic, I could't help but think that the bright red blood on the pieces of kitchen roll that we were holding on his head, looked exactly like the Classic Red ink on the other pieces that were on my desk.