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Greystoke - Levenger

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 05:23

It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. 

Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks.

 

  1. Amethyst
  2. Blazing Sunset
  3. Blue Bahama
  4. Cardinal Red
  5. Claret
  6. Cobalt Blue
  7. Cocoa
  8. Empyrean
  9. Forest Green
  10. Gemstone Green
  11. Greystoke
  12. Pinkly
  13. Pomegrenate
  14. Raven Black
  15. Regal
  16. Shiraz
  17. Skies of Blue
  18. Smokey (discontinued)
  19. True Teal

 

Levenger  Greystoke is saturated grey ink. Depending on the nib it can be almost black or medium grey. I haven't observed any issues. The color though isn't particuklarly exciting to my eyes.

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Software I

 

 

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Oxford, Kaweco Classic Sport, M

 

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, M

 

 

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Water resistance

 

 

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#2 mike.jane

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 10:41

Thanks so much for the review. Too me it looks really interesting. I don't know why but I feel really drawn to grey inks these days.



#3 lapis

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 22:07

I really like it. A common feat of crass greys... I sometimes have to look very carefully at it and try and decide what is also in there that is not grey (or black). Is it a blue? An aubergine? A teal?

 

That tells me that I desperately need it to try it out in different pens on different papers (yawn).

 

Mike


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#4 Behike54

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:32

I feel a thank you is long overdue.

 

Not only are your reviews good, they stimulate so many good comments. I learn from both and it is much appreciated!

Heck, you busted open my viewfinder when it comes to Japanese inks!  :thumbup:


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#5 rudyhou

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:45

nice.  looks like a deep dark pencil color.


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#6 Monbla

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 22:39

If you like a dull washed out color I guess it would do !! Looks more like a washed out Black to me. :excl: 







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