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Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue

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#1 Lgsoltek


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 19:45

It's a pretty dark tealish blue. I've seen it sheen heavily somewhere else, but with me, it only sheens slightly. It tends to feather, and I think it's because it seeps into paper that it doesn't sheen much.






(Pilot Parallel 6.0 mm, Pilot Elabo/Falcon Soft Fine, white copy paper)



(in sunlight, I think)




(You can see how it feathers. KWZI Azure #4 is even wetter but it doesn't feather at all.)



(Diamine Indigo is rather dry so I primed the nib to have a darker colour.)


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#2 migo984


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 20:13

Thank you for showcasing this ink. I really like the colour. But for sheen it doesn't get close to its sister ink, Barrier Reef Blue. That one shines like an a 1970's disco ball, as one of my pen pals commented when I used it in a letter to him :-)

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 20:20

Not really my color.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 22:29

Blackened teals are my jam; thanks for reviewing!

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 22:45

I find this ink very interesting to use: in a drier pen, it's more of a bluey-green (which I'm not as drawn to); but in a wetter pen (e.g. my TWSBI Eco with F nib) it's a beautiful, rich, deep-dark blue with a dark-green overtone.  That's when it reminds me most of the waters on Sydney Harbour (though it contains fewer rubbish bags and other floaties  :D...).  Definitely a favourite.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 21:38

Looks like a staunch, good-looking blue -- works hard without seeming to, if that makes sense. I prefer inks that don't shade, since I seldom write with a flourish. The KWZI Azure #4 looks good, too. 


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#7 Lgsoltek


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 19:47

This ink feathers on all of my papers except Tomoe River, which finally coaxed the sheen out of it. But it's so wet that it turns my fine nib into a medium.



Edited by Lgsoltek, 05 November 2016 - 19:48.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 21:28

I think I have said before, this ink is truly the colour of Sydney Harbour on a cold, grey, wintery day when going on the ferry from Circular Quay (Sydney) to Manly.


One of the things I truly love about the Blackstone inks is that their colours truly reflect the places they are named after.




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