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#21 Herrjaeger

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 13:12

I'm so sorry.  In a highlighter / felt nib, or in an insanely wet huge broad nib, you can get that color.  Most of the time, it will look closer to this:
 
I4xCRa.jpg


Thanks, I’ve been interested in this ink, but reluctant to use for all the usual reasons. Your writing samples look much more like the swabs than the samples from the reviews I could see, and it’s easy to see how different KTC appears from Charoite in yours, and I appreciate your advice here. The Charoite is beautiful in its way, and I find it well behaved, but I also find its in-between color distracting in an odd way: it seems, when looking at writing with it, I’m focused on trying to decide if it’s blue or purple. I’m sure this is because I write predominantly with blue or blue-black inks, and Charoite is in a range I don’t normally write in (blurples). Thanks again.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 16:50

Thanks, I’ve been interested in this ink, but reluctant to use for all the usual reasons. Your writing samples look much more like the swabs than the samples from the reviews I could see, and it’s easy to see how different KTC appears from Charoite in yours, and I appreciate your advice here. The Charoite is beautiful in its way, and I find it well behaved, but I also find its in-between color distracting in an odd way: it seems, when looking at writing with it, I’m focused on trying to decide if it’s blue or purple. I’m sure this is because I write predominantly with blue or blue-black inks, and Charoite is in a range I don’t normally write in (blurples). Thanks again.

 

 

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:11

I wonder if diluted Charoite would be more like KTC.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 01:33

Given its low ph, would Charoite be safe in a vintage pen?  (Or perhaps the manufacturer's table of ph values by color is not always accurate? A ph of 2.5 seems unusual to me.)


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 00:07

 

 

I'm so sorry.  In a highlighter / felt nib, or in an insanely wet huge broad nib, you can get that color.  Most of the time, it will look closer to this:

 

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That color looks only slightly bluer than Pilot Iro Aji-Sai.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 03:51

 

That color looks only slightly bluer than Pilot Iro Aji-Sai.

 

It also doesn't look remotely like my bottle of KTC.  Mine is super dark, and is more of a dark indigo with purple undertones, unless it gets diluted (in which case it's an unsaturated mid-spectrum purple).

As for Charoite, I'd be seeing how the color compared to Noodler's North African Violet or PR Purple Mojo.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:55

Given its low ph, would Charoite be safe in a vintage pen?  (Or perhaps the manufacturer's table of ph values by color is not always accurate? A ph of 2.5 seems unusual to me.)

 

YEAH! What she said!
 

2.4 is darned acidic--it's on the level of straight lemon juice, which would react badly with anything metal (like your nib!). And I don't even want to think about what it would do to a vintage celluloid pen or rubber sac.

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