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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 20:25

As some of you may know Poland is one of biggest exporters of cosmetics, furniture and fruits. But we also have inks. Or, to be more precise, one ink maker - KWZI. Konrad offers handmade inks in more than sixty colors. I believe it's fair to say iron - gall inks were refreshed by him. You can check KWZ website here.

 

Old Gold is one of KWZI classics. I believe it was one of the first Konrad's inks that I tried. Also it's the ink that I named while writing review for polish fountain pen board. Recently I've decided to used the rest of the bottle and soon Old Gold will be just a memory (unless I buy another bottle that is).

 

I still enjoy the color and the ink writing performance. It's wet, saturated, it soesn't feather but it can cause bleedthrough when used in wet pen on bad quality paper. It's not water resistant. Color is interesting and the end result you see varies strongly depending on the paper and pen you use. 

 

First let's look at the bottle.

 

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Ink splash

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Software ID

 

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Color range

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

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No-name notebook, TWSBI ECO, broad nib

 

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#2 migo984

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 20:41

Thanks for the review Vis. It looks as though it could perhaps be very similar to Oster Gold Antiqua.

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#3 visvamitra

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 20:45

I've seen Gold Antiqua review somewhere and I realy need to try it :)



#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 20:54

Thanks for the review.  

I have a bottle of this but haven't made up my mind entirely about it.

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#5 Ergative

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 21:03

Can you do a comparison with Honey? It looks quite similar, but perhaps not as vibrant.



#6 visvamitra

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 21:07

I don't have Honey at the moment.



#7 Lgsoltek

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 21:23

Can you do a comparison with Honey? It looks quite similar, but perhaps not as vibrant.

 

I think Honey looks much redder in comparison. From my previous reviews:

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#8 Lgsoltek

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 21:25

Look at the old label of the bottle!  :D I had a sample of it but have never written much with it. I need to change this situation. It's such a lovely colour.

 

Vis, could we see a review of Grey Lux? There's no review for this one out there...



#9 visvamitra

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 21:26

I'll ask Konrad for a sample.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 21:34

I'll ask Konrad for a sample.

 

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#11 Tas

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 22:48

I love it when visvamitra and Lgsoltek play together . . .  :wub: 

So beautiful.



#12 Ghost Plane

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 23:26

Happy sigh...

#13 white_lotus

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 01:56

Can you do a comparison with Honey? It looks quite similar, but perhaps not as vibrant.

 

Honey is totally different. They are not similar at all. "Old Gold" really looks like old gold on the page. Honey is warmer and darker.



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:16

Vis, thank you for your reviews!


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 15:28

Thanks, Lgsoltek! White_lotus, you're quite right--they're not at all the same.



#16 mehandiratta

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 11:23

I love honey more...


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