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Shiraz - Levenger


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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 19:42

It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. 

Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks.


  1. Amethyst
  2. Blazing Sunset
  3. Blue Bahama
  4. Cardinal Red
  5. Claret
  6. Cobalt Blue
  7. Cocoa
  8. Empyrean
  9. Forest Green
  10. Gemstone Green
  11. Greystoke
  12. Pinkly
  13. Pomegrenate
  14. Raven Black
  15. Regal
  16. Shiraz
  17. Skies of Blue
  18. Smokey (discontinued)
  19. True Teal


Levenger's Shiraz is an interesting ink. Depending on the nib and paper you use it can be named pink, raspberry, dark raspberry, deep wine and so on and so on. Basically it's a fun to use from time to time. The ink is intense, it shades and produces strong sheen. 


On some papers (CIAK, surprisingly) feathering can be experienced.


Frankly I'm surprides there's not more of this ink reviews over the net.






Drops of ink on kitchen towel





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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B











Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B










CIAK, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib




Semikolon, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib





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#2 swanjun


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 20:30

So pretty!

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 20:58

Very nice!

#4 white_lotus


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 21:12

Indeed, very nice. The Levenger website doesn't list this color. Goulet, Anderson, and Vanness don't carry this brand that I can tell. Amazon lists this color as "currently unavailable". So this might be unobtanium in the US. Even ebay doesn't list any for sale.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 21:19

Indeed, very nice. The Levenger website doesn't list this color. Goulet, Anderson, and Vanness don't carry this brand that I can tell. Amazon lists this color as "currently unavailable". So this might be unobtanium in the US. Even ebay doesn't list any for sale.


That's too bad.  I would so use this color.  I don't see a lot of reviews of Levenger inks, and no very little about the brand (a friend of mine in the Pacific Northwest really likes her Levenger Tru-Writers, but didn't like the ink colors (she prefers Chesterfield, the rebranded Diamine inks that Xfountainpens.com used to sell, because the inks she has are more jewel-toned).

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:21

I think pomegranate is gone too

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:18

Great review. And a very vibrant colour. I see a pink ink, so not really my thing :-)

#8 jmccarty3


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 15:18

Years ago, when Levenger first came out with these, their inks were made by Private Reserve. PR did the same for Fahrneys. Don't know what the situation is now. 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 13:42

Similar to Pilot Tsutsuji but somewhat darker.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 00:27

A couple years ago I received a bottle of this in a set of Levenger Inks I purchased. I'm not a fan of inks that lean pink and haven't used any beyond one fill. Like most Levenger inks, it is very well behaved. Pomegranate is my favorite Levenger ink but unfortunately they've discontinued it.

Thanks for reviewing the Levenger Inks, Vis.

Ruth, if you'll PM me your address, I'll send you the bottle.


#11 amberleadavis


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 14:49

Hm... I never bought this one and it looks like an ink I would enjoy.  Thank you for sharing it.

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