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New Pelikan Edelstein Ink Of The Year 2017 Smoky Quartz

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#41 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 13:54

Very poor picture.

 

 Using a 140 semi-flex OB and a 150 'true' regular felx M.

The top paper is Gmund 'Blanc Beige' cream, 170 g.

 

The seond paper is M&K, Embossed white...no weight given but expect it to be 90g. There are three M&K papers, worth using Cheap German mail to the US. (the only paper that Brunner makes that is worth a drop of fountain pen ink. Other than M&K Do Not throw your money away on Brunner!!!!)

 

Lousy picture.

On the first paper the Gmund, the ink is brown with a bit of olive, semi-flex is darker , while both shaded, to my surprise the semi-flex was better. 

On this 170g paper it is a different brown, sort of closing in on one of the Sepias....Off the top of my mind, sort of like MB Sepia; even though I remember MB sepia as not so olive.

 

This 'olive' is slight...IMO. More what others said, than something I'd thought of my self.

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On the Embossed M&K paper, the lower...semi-flex is a tad more olive. Again the semi-flex shows a tad darker and OB vs M. And OB had more shading!!!

Can get use to it in a hurry, but one must give it a tad of a chance.

 

Will I buy it again??? Don't know must wait a while....I am happy I did buy it.

 

Fiddled with picture a bit better than the original.

 

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Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 01 April 2017 - 17:10.

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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Posted 01 April 2017 - 23:17

I'll be skipping this one. It looks like Lie de The, but with none of the charm.

 

Funny, it doesn't look anything like Lie de The to me....  That's a lot yellower, IMO.  

I tried LdT a couple of years ago, and loved the shading but that was about it.  

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:15

I really like the Smokey Quartz. I am using it in a M800 18k F & it is darker than I expected. I will continue to use this ink for a long time.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 20:54

It is in my pens, on my papers Smokey is darker than one of my favorites Lie d Thee`. None loaded right now.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 02 April 2017 - 20:55.

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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Posted 02 April 2017 - 21:49

It's probably not that close, but I'm reminded of Sailor SE Cigar.

I don't really use brown ink and think it's an odd choice for a spring release (isn't this a fall/winter color? I bought my bottle of Lie de Thé during a blizzard), but I like the smoky hue.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 22:04

The new Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the Year 2017 Smoky Quartz has arrived today. We have made a quick comparison with other known brown inks. The color is not as warm/red as the Hazelnut Brown by Graf von Faber-Castell or the Toffee Brown by Montblanc:

 

 

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The closest match we have found is the Diamine Macassar. The Smoky Quartz is a very nice brown ink which is a really nice addition to the Edelstein ink offer. 

 

Best regards

 

 

 

 

The closest match to this colour that I have found is Noodler's Walnut.  :)



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:54

I just got my '52-54 only, MB 234 1/2 Deluxe KOB back from Fountainbel for re-corking. I decided not to put Quartz in it, but C d'A Grand Canyon, an ink I'd not used in ages.

 

Grand Canyon is a tad lighter in semi-flex KOB than the picture with the 'true' regular flex 150 M pen...much lighter than the 140's OB....

There is a difference in shades on my good paper with the 140 OB tending a tad towards olive.

Grand Canyon remaining a very good shading medium brown ink, and shades better than Quartz.


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,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 19:35

I wonder how close it is to Iroshizuku Yama-guri? 







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