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Blackstone Blue Gum

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:29

It seems Blackstone inks are a product of FPN - their origin can be traced back to 2013 when some of ink-testers (Amberlea minions) started discussng powdered inks. Soon after many of us had a chance to review / try the original SuSeMai powdered inks. The powders are gone but in the meantime they evolved into Blackstone ink concentrates and recently the line called Colours of Australia was created (based on those concentrates).

 

Recently new colors were added to Blackstone lineup. Mishka from BureauDirect sent me samples. Thank you  :)

 

 

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Blue Gum isn't really the color I would use on daily basis. I'm not keen on similar hues. It doesn't make me clench my teeth in pain but I don't find it enjoyable. The ink is heavily saturated and offers good level of flow and lubrication. I haven't experienced any issues like clogging or nib crud with this one. 

 

If you like similar hues this one may be interesting to you.

 

 

 

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Color range

 

 

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Oxford, Jinhao 866, medium nib

 

 

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Rhodia, Jinhao 866, medium nib

 

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Midori, Jinhao 866, medium nib

 

 

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Water resistance
 
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#2 DriftingSands

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:08

I need this ink. If only it were water resistant.

#3 theverdictis

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:49

Great review, shame about the water resistance. 


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#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:23

Not a color for me -- too teal/green.  But thanks, as always, for the review.

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#5 5Cavaliers

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:51

Great review Vis!  It looks too similar to Yama Dori and others in that hue.  


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#6 Intensity

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:51

Would be great to see a side-by-side comparison with Sailor's Jentle Yama-Dori and some teal Robert Oster inks.

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#7 Bobje

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 00:17

Fascinating the way it separates into 2 colors, blue and green, with subtle indigo(?) sheening.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:00

Thanks Vis for the shout out!  I liked the scent of this one.


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#9 chromantic

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 19:46

I think it looks interesting, and definitely better than the Blue Cypress.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 17:06

Thanks Vis - great stuff.

BTW could you still smell it? 


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#11 keybers

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 17:54

An enchanting color. Too bad it's not water resistant.







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