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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 14:17

A sheen monster even on ordinary copy paper, with good flow and lubrication. Nice one.

 

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Sheen

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#2 lapis

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 14:34

Wow! You did it again. Sheen Monster is good but the real name 

("Barrier Reef") fits even better. The blue isn't bad, either


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 15:48

An Australian correspondent wrote part of a recent letter with this ink, and I loved it. Looked for it and have not found a U.S. source so far. Inquired on another thread but have not had a response. I would love to get a bottle or it.



#4 Lgsoltek

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 16:05

An Australian correspondent wrote part of a recent letter with this ink, and I loved it. Looked for it and have not found a U.S. source so far. Inquired on another thread but have not had a response. I would love to get a bottle or it.

 

I believe they are available at Anderson Pens.



#5 abstract49

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 16:20

 

I believe they are available at Anderson Pens.

 

Thanks! Yes, they do have it.



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 16:31

NIce!

 

Thanks, the great reviews I get daily help brighten the day.



#7 Lgsoltek

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 17:11

NIce!

 

Thanks, the great reviews I get daily help brighten the day.

 

 

Well I'm sick at home. So writing with new inks and doing reviews give me more joy than studying and working...



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 17:16

Why, yes! In such a case, ink is a good medicine.

All best wishes. But don't take too much of it!!


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#9 Lgsoltek

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 17:29

Oops, just realised I forgot the water test.



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 21:00

My bottle arrived last week. This review makes me want to use it now.  It has to wait until my pen uses up the rest of the Bung Box Tortoise Shell Brown.



#11 gylyf

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 22:21

Nice one! Hope you feel better!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 23:30

Blackstone Barrier Reef blue reminds me of Bungubox First Love Sapphire and Parker Penman Sapphire, colorwise. Thanks so much for a thorough review of this fine ink, Lgsoltek. Between you and Visvamitra, I never run out of ways to spend my money.

#13 Misfit

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 01:07

Sigh, my bottle got sent to my brother with 2 other inks. He sent me the 2 other inks but forgot to send the Blackstone. So I'm waiting and waiting and waiting....
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 02:36

Montblanc RInse Water.... ROFLOL!!!!!..   :lticaptd: :lticaptd:

 

 

You are totally right... :lol:

 

 

I love Barrier Reef ... one of my few favorite blues...   :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

 

 

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:11

i do like this ink...


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 18:38

Too bad I have several inks with similar hues already, otherwise it should be a great everyday blue.



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 21:25

Yes, it's nice ink.



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 10:23

The sheen is lovely but the color doesn't excite me. I've been using a Pilot Varsity Blue off and on (similar color to the Visconti, though a bit darker) and even recommending it but, again, while not really the type of blue that appeals to me, I would use it over this one. Of the Blackstones, I'd be more tempted to try Sydney Harbour but, like justaninker, I already have similar colors.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 17:17

An Australian correspondent wrote part of a recent letter with this ink, and I loved it. Looked for it and have not found a U.S. source so far. Inquired on another thread but have not had a response. I would love to get a bottle or it.

I just purchased two bottles at Anderson Pens.com



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 16:23

Well, I didn't order, and it has been out of stock at least since Christmas. Can't find another U.S. source; I'm tempted to see what it would cost (shipping, mainly) to get it from Australia or another country.








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