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Blackest Black Ink...beating A Dead Horse Or Worth Revisiting?


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#21 ethernautrix

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 17:23

I was once given a bottle of Levenger Raven Black.  It was really, really black, and quite featherocious.  That property convinced me not to buy it again.  It was probably quite a few years after it ran out before I bought the Borealis Black.

 

Before I tried Noodler's Black (or had even heard of it), I loved Levenger Raven Black, because it was SO black. Yes, it feathers, but back when I bought two large boxes of cartridges (international small), I guess the notebooks I was using were impervious to feathering. Or maybe I did notice and that was why I wanted to find the "best" black (according to my needs).

Currently, I'm using these cartridges in my Montblanc 100-Year Historical, because the pen is cartridge-only, and I'm remembering why I liked this ink as much as I did. As long as I don't use it on feather-prone paper. Sigh.


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#22 Lloyd

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 22:55

As I recall, in the pre-Noodlers era, Pelikan Black was considered to be the blackest.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 03:39

The cover of Smell the Glove was as black as black could be, almost like a mirror.

It was an 11 on the scale of blackest blacks  :)



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 16:52

It was an 11 on the scale of blackest blacks  :)

 

When their lyrics start rolling through my head I know it's time to take a break from auditing.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:55

 

When their lyrics start rolling through my head I know it's time to take a break from auditing.

Only if you hear them in Doubly!



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:05

Bungbox Shogun Iuesu successful career is pretty black, though I've since sold my bottle thinking it was just a black ink, even though it was in the vase bottle. Kicking myself now obviously.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 18:25

Only if you hear them in Doubly!

 

 

And to think there are people out there who haven't watched this...



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 22:03

 

 

And to think there are people out there who haven't watched this...

They're much the poorer for not having watched it.  Great movie classic!  Up there in my view with Monte Python and The Holy Grail.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 07:18

They're much the poorer for not having watched it.  Great movie classic!  Up there in my view with Monte Python and The Holy Grail.

Oui oui, how could ze not watch it and Le Monte Python? I bet zeir mother smells of elderberries.
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Edited by lordofnumpties, 29 January 2017 - 07:20.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 19:37

They're much the poorer for not having watched it.  Great movie classic!  Up there in my view with Monte Python and The Holy Grail.

 

I think I could quote 98% of the dialogue perfectly for those two films.

 

You should have seen what they wanted to put on the cover..... it wasn't a glove....



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 19:39

In a bit of mourning for John Hurt, who gave a most memorable performance as Caligula in a Masterpiece Theatre series, the best of the 70s easily when I was forced to watch it every week with my grandparents at the age of 10.

 

That and MPFC showed a world out there beyond the laid-off mental wasteland I was held prisoner in until University...


Edited by torstar, 29 January 2017 - 19:40.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 03:56

It was an 11 on the scale of blackest blacks  :)

 

I am disgraced and ashamed to have missed your reference, but if this film is on par with MPHG, you must tell me so I can become enlightened and silly.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:51

Pelikan Brilliant Black is quite nice in a wet writer.  I've got a bottle of Sailor Jentle black on the way.  I'm eager to see how that stacks up to my other black inks.  


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 15:03

 

I am disgraced and ashamed to have missed your reference, but if this film is on par with MPHG, you must tell me so I can become enlightened and silly.

It is!



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 16:03

 

I am disgraced and ashamed to have missed your reference, but if this film is on par with MPHG, you must tell me so I can become enlightened and silly.

 

The best part is upon release they didn't play up it was meant to be a joke.

 

It was actually kinda like every rock documentary and interview that we had been watching for a long time.



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 21:26

 

I think I could quote 98% of the dialogue perfectly for those two films.

 

You should have seen what they wanted to put on the cover..... it wasn't a glove....

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 21:29

 

The best part is upon release they didn't play up it was meant to be a joke.

 

It was actually kinda like every rock documentary and interview that we had been watching for a long time.

 

They somehow incorporated a lot of Rock history up to that point into the fictional band.  Brilliant.



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 21:31

Oui oui, how could ze not watch it and Le Monte Python? I bet zeir mother smells of elderberries.
http://dictionary.ca.../monte?q=monté
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 19:43

Just inked up my Pelikan M200 with a newly arrived bottle of Sailor Jentle Black.  It's really black.  It's also fairly wet, like Aurora Black, but it dries faster.  


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 16:46

Just inked up my Pelikan M200 with a newly arrived bottle of Sailor Jentle Black.  It's really black.  It's also fairly wet, like Aurora Black, but it dries faster.  

 

Two of the best black inks in my life!








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