Thanks, ....not sure if I had a swab test done at my B&M on the GvFC Hazelnut brown or from Reviews here, but it was too reddish or not what I wanted in a brown.
I guess in swabs MB Toffee looks more reddish than with writing in I never thought of it as having red. 4001 brown is boarders on too red for me.
I had a more gray smoky quartz in mind my self, until I looked it up and Pelikans ink appears to be more what folks prefer with that gem stone. ""It ranges from a light yellowish brown to a brown that is so dark that it appears to be black. Less-desirable specimens have a grayish brown color. When cut as a gem, stones with an orangish brown to a reddish brown color are preferred by many people.""
Sigh, exposed to second quality thinking it was the way things was.
The two old '90's Pelikan Grey's, gray and silver gray...were nice grays....maybe they will bring it back as 4001. I have a few old cartridge boxes from then.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,
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