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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 09:57

Barrister Blue is a waterproof blue black from Blackstone. It flows quite wet which I like. But it has an unpleasant smell, like how some Hero's inks smell as I remember when I was a kid.

 

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#2 da vinci

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 10:28

Thanks for the review. I like the colour a lot, but the fact it's waterproof goes against it for me - I like inks that clean out of pens easy, and I anticipate waterproof inks can be a little tricky.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 10:38

Thanks for the review. I like the colour a lot, but the fact it's waterproof goes against it for me - I like inks that clean out of pens easy, and I anticipate waterproof inks can be a little tricky.

 

Will report back when I finish it. So far the converter looks okay, no staining.



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:19

Nice color, reminds me a little of Daytone Blue Black, or maybe Chesterfield Antique Oxford. I like true blue blacks!


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:59

Not bad. But what's the end of the sentence!?

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 22:14

Will report back when I finish it. So far the converter looks okay, no staining.


Sounds promising!

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 20:15

I have given this one a try. The color is terrific, and the price is right. Great for professional use.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 22:46

Color looks very nice.



#9 da vinci

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 23:31

I have given this one a try. The color is terrific, and the price is right. Great for professional use.

Could I ask what type of pen you used this ink in and how easy the pen was to clean out afterward? Any better or worse than say MB Royal Blue?

Edited to correct typo.

Edited by da vinci, 20 December 2016 - 23:31.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 00:20

I've used this in a few different pens - including a TWSBI Eco for a month or so - I've found it extremely easy to clean out.  Performance is also pretty good - smooth, lubricated flow, not prone to dry out in the nib... It's just a really good ink, with impressive water-proofness!



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 18:17

Could I ask what type of pen you used this ink in and how easy the pen was to clean out afterward? Any better or worse than say MB Royal Blue?

Edited to correct typo.

 

I used this in a Sailor Pro Gear. It was a little more difficult to clean than MB Royal Blue, but it did not stain the converter. No worse than MB Permanent Blue.


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#12 da vinci

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:00

I used this in a Sailor Pro Gear. It was a little more difficult to clean than MB Royal Blue, but it did not stain the converter. No worse than MB Permanent Blue.


Thank you :)

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 23:05

Looks like a nice color.  I'm fond of blue blacks, especially ones that don't lean teal.  I think this one is on my short list to try at some point.  Especially if it's waterproof.

Thanks for the review.  And not....

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 23:27

Another lovely review.

 

This looks like a Mont Blanc Midnight Blue - original formula doppelganger contender.  B)



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 00:44

Another lovely review.

 

This looks like a Mont Blanc Midnight Blue - original formula doppelganger contender.  B)

Now that makes me - not likely to get Barrister blue but in happy possession of a bottle of the original MB Midnight Blue - really happy. Color is right up my alley. Now I don't have to want... can just load up with MBMB. Thanks for pointing that out!


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:08

Now that makes me - not likely to get Barrister blue but in happy possession of a bottle of the original MB Midnight Blue - really happy. Color is right up my alley. Now I don't have to want... can just load up with MBMB. Thanks for pointing that out!

 

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:16

Looks like a nice color.  I'm fond of blue blacks, especially ones that don't lean teal.  I think this one is on my short list to try at some point.  Especially if it's waterproof.

Thanks for the review.  And not....

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It's a proper, modern-style, ferro-tannate ink. It goes down dark blue and dries to blackish. The wetter the pen the better. Once it has dried and 'set', then rinsing it with water will remove the blue dye, but the black stays. The wetter the pen, the blacker the remaining ink.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 17:35

Thanks for the review. I like the colour a lot, but the fact it's waterproof goes against it for me - I like inks that clean out of pens easy, and I anticipate waterproof inks can be a little tricky.

 

Update: after three weeks in the pen this ink flourished out very easily, not staining. It's all painless.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 21:47

Update: after three weeks in the pen this ink flourished out very easily, not staining. It's all painless.


Good news, thanks :thumbup:

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:12

Looks like a nice color.  I'm fond of blue blacks, especially ones that don't lean teal.  I think this one is on my short list to try at some point.  Especially if it's waterproof.

Thanks for the review.  And not....

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Ditto.

 

LG, great review.


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