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Stipula Verde Muschiatto (Musk Green)

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 17:59

Stipula Pen Company originates from Florentine, Italy and was established in 1973. Stipula is a historic term used by the ancient Romans to indicate faithfulness to an obligation. Stipula’s has accepted the obligation to its customers to produce quality pens utilizing ancient themes, designs, techniques and traditions. It sounds nice but from my limited experience with their pens it seems they doesn't really deliver what they promise.

 

Happily Stipula pens come with a limited lifetime warranty so the buyers are covered in case the pen fails.

 

Additionally there are rumors that Stipula has some problems and may cease operations. I'm not sure if it's the case but it seems their products availablility on the market (especially european) is limited and only few retailers carry their pens and inks. If anyone has some news / insights about Stipula situation I would appreciate the insights so that this review provides sound informations.

 

Stipula offers a line of fourteen inks sold in nice glass 2.4 oz bottles. Interesting feature of the bottles is the fact they have light polyethylene seal pushed in the neck of the bottle, visible when you unscrew the cap. The seal (is it correcy english term?)  is rather hard to remove without splashing some of ink onto desk, wall, closest entourage. 

 

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The colors are:

  1. Azzurro (Light Blue)
  2. Blu della Robbia (Blue)
  3. Borgogna (Red)
  4. Grigio Fumo (Fading Grey)
  5. Grigio Lava (Dark Grey)
  6. Nero (Black)
  7. Nottorno Giannutri (Dark Blue)
  8. Rose (Sweet pink)
  9. Rosso Fiorentino (Florentine Red)
  10. Terra di Siena (Brown)
  11. Verde Muschiato (Musk Green)
  12. Verde Risorgimento (Bright Green)
  13. Violet (Violet)
  14. Zafferano (Saffron)

A sample of Musk Green was sent to me by Mmg112 - thank you a lot! It's stunning ink.

 

The color is precisely as I like it - not for everyone I guess but for me it looks great. t's kind of a a green-brown with a touch of yellow. It has a perfect flow and there's no feathering or spreading on papers I used with it. 

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Rhodia, Przemysław Marciński Custom Pen, stub 1.1

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, Perun, Przemysław Marciński Custom Pen, stub 1.1

 

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Clairefontaine Triomphe, Przemysław Marciński Custom Pen, stub 1.1
 
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#2 linearM

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 18:08

I have a bottle of Verde Muschiato and find the color beautiful when using a cream paper.  It gives sort of an antique feel to the writing.  It has proven to be a very well behaved ink.  One pen I use it with is a Stipula Casa Mila and I must say the color certainly complements the color of the pen.

 

I hope Stipula continues to make both pens and ink.  Out of curiosity I checked and found that most of the Stipula colors were out of stock on the Goblet Pens website but available on the Anderson Pens website.


Edited by linearM, 19 March 2017 - 18:15.


#3 visvamitra

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 18:09

I googled the pen and it does have nice color :)



#4 Lgsoltek

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 18:17

Looks like a good one, worth checking out. 

 

(Zafferano, on the contrary, is horribly dry...)



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 19:31

Great review, this was my first "wild" ink, I find it very original. It always flows well. In pens that evaporate easily like the Lamy Vista it's in, it can come out darker and more boring, nothing a quick top up can't fix.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 19:43

I've used this ink off and on over the last 4-5 years and it's always been reliable. I especially love this color. And I agree that it looks great on cream colored paper, especially Tomoe River Paper. Great review--thanks!



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 20:18

Nice colour! A pitty none of my regular shops sell this line.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 20:51

Another great color from Stipula. Like it!



#9 visvamitra

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 20:54

Me too but I would really enjoy to have a possibility to get it from european retailer like La Courone du Comte without the need to pay 20 euros for shipment.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 23:08

Nice colour! A pitty none of my regular shops sell this line.

 

It's available on ebay at not a bad price. If you search and select 'lowest price', a seller comes up from the US and he is selling it with reasonable P&P.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 23:10

I have a bottle of Verde Muschiato and find the color beautiful when using a cream paper.  It gives sort of an antique feel to the writing.  It has proven to be a very well behaved ink.  One pen I use it with is a Stipula Casa Mila and I must say the color certainly complements the color of the pen.

 

I hope Stipula continues to make both pens and ink.  Out of curiosity I checked and found that most of the Stipula colors were out of stock on the Goblet Pens website but available on the Anderson Pens website.

I also searched for the Stipula Case Mila. It looks like a nice pen, but it doesn't seem to come with the option of a gold nib.  :(



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 23:46

Thanks for the review. I have a bottle of this ink and I love it. It is a very interesting color and the ink is so well behaved. 

 

The only European online seller that I know of to have this ink is Pen Emporium with 10€ shipping cost for Europe. They even have iron gall inks from Stipula but I haven't tried them. Here is a link:

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 23:47

Thank you for the review! The color looks beautiful!
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 23:50

Thanks for the review. I have a bottle of this ink and I love it. It is a very interesting color and the ink is so well behaved. 
 
The only European online seller that I know of to have this ink is Pen Emporium with 10€ shipping cost for Europe. They even have iron gall inks from Stipula but I haven't tried them. Here is a link:
 
http://www.penempori...egory&id_lang=2


Thank you for saving me the hassle of looking throughout all website sites. Isn't Pen Emporium Stipula's webshop?
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:01

Thank you for saving me the hassle of looking throughout all website sites. Isn't Pen Emporium Stipula's webshop?

 

 

I am glad that I could help. I think so, at least they have linked from their website to Pen Emporium.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:01

This is one green that's been on my list for a while, but I've never gotten around to obtaining. I hope Stipula sticks around, but I may have to get that bottle sooner rather than later.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:18

Excellent review! But truthfully, this isn't a color that I would appreciate.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:33

The Stipula Casa Mila comes with a titanium nib and is somewhat flexible.  The color is a great match for the pen.



#19 Inkantadora

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 15:51

The Stipula Casa Mila comes with a titanium nib and is somewhat flexible.  The color is a great match for the pen.


I have the Stipula T-Model jotted in my list of pens with a "?". How is your experience with their flexible titanium nib?
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 16:04

Dare I say that it looks somewhat like Cigar?


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