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Stone Grey - Graf Von Faber-Castell

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 20:08

Graf von Faber-Castell was founded in 1761 and developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. With time they started to offer much broader range of products. Few years ago company's introduced six inks. Recently they've added three new colors to the line.

 

  1. Carbon Black
  2. Cobalt Blue
  3. Deep Sea Green
  4. Garnet Red
  5. Hazelnut Brown
  6. Midnight Blue
  7. Moss Green
  8. Royal Blue
  9. Stone Grey

Stone Grey is one of best grey inks on the market. It behaves well on most papers, has nice flow and nice lubrication. It's saturated enough to remain legible on most papers, even when used in EF nibs. Also it offers some reasonable water resistance. I still haven't fount my grail grey but this one is close. It it would have Stone Grey properites and Cda's Infinite Grey Hue it would be it.

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Software ID

 

 

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Rhodia, GvFC Guilloche, F

 

 

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Leuchtturm 1917, GvFC Guilloche, F

 

 

 

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Rhodia, Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche, F

 

 

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Moleskine, Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche, F

 

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Water resistance

 

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#2 namrehsnoom

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 20:23

Nice looking grey - thanks for showing it. This ink was already on my wish list, and has now moved up a notch.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:30

Thanks for reviewing this ink; I have had it for awhile & now remember I liked it, why I quit using it the last few years is a mystery.  I may have to clean a pen & give it a whirl.  I think a nice cool gray ink might be nice in this unseasonably hot spell.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 13:53

It looks almost brownish. Is that just me? I mean, I guess stones can be a brownish-grey, but brown is not usually an undertone I want in my greys.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 17:22

This is my favorite gray ink! I want Noodler's Lexington Gray to be my favorite, cos it's bulletproof, but no. And I LOVE Maruzen Hatobanezu! I also love another unobtainium ink that Ricky (Altec Green) gave me a sample of a few years back that I used up back up). But F-C Stone Grey is my favorite. 


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 18:01

I like it... may have to put it on the wish list.

 

I cant wait for you to try the three new inks and let us know about them



#7 visvamitra

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:45

Once they're available, I'll buy carts and do at least a week long test drive for each of them.



#8 rudyhou

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:12

i think i would enjoy using this grey shade of ink.


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#9 Honeybadgers

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:42

Super, SUPER weird, but that color just gave me a vivid flashback to Nazi propaganda posters.

 

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*I in no way endorse or imply that this ink has anything to do with Nazis, and might actually buy a bottle of this since I like sepia-toned greys.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:01

I like this gray so much I have one pen dedicated solely to it, a Pilot Custom Heritage 92.



#11 visvamitra

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 18:51

@pararis - nice combo :)



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 20:49

Ouf! Honeybadgers, this is hard stuff! ... But this grey seems very strong. Up till now I would not have expected to call a gray ink strong - maybe because all the grey ink I have is soft: Gris nuage, Gris orage, Do-you, Fuyu-Syogun, and Chu-Sho. Indeed very interesting and it makes a strong impression on me. Thank you for your powerful review.







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