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Birmingham Emerald View Park Oxidized Brass - Compact Review

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#1 Jan2016

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 17:15

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 18:22

Quite cool.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 20:03

Oh yes :wub:

This looks like my beloved 54th Massachusetts (that I poured down the drain after years of frustration)

Does this fella behave?



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 20:12

Thanks for the review.  I'd have to see this one in person to see whether it leans more teal or more grey....

 

Oh yes :wub:

This looks like my beloved 54th Massachusetts (that I poured down the drain after years of frustration)

Does this fella behave?

 

Don't know about this one, but in my experience most of the Birmingham inks I've tried (although admittedly only a handful so far) have been on the wet side, except for USS Requin, which I had hard starts with.  I've put a couple into vintage pens with no apparent ill effect (and right now have diluted Smithfield Street Bridge Truss Blue in a Parker 61 with a capillary filler -- and the only reason it's diluted is because I'm working on starting to flush the pen out to get pens out of rotation and put other ones in, and to try a bunch of inks I've been acquiring...).

Man, if I had known you were having issues with 54th MA, I would have taken it off your hands....

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 20:22

I would say more greyish.

Birmingham Thomas Melon Evergreen is coming up, this one I would describe as a teal.

 

Oxidized Brass behaves pretty good, I agree with Ruth that these inks are mostly on the wet side.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 21:33


Man, if I had known you were having issues with 54th MA, I would have taken it off your hands....

 

Ha. Thanks Ruth. I like you too much to have done that.

I thought I whooped it following Sandy1's Photoflo recipie but no. I was going through (and still am) zero tollerance phase and I'd given the 54th far too many chances. I SO wanted it to work in a pen, ANY PEN.

I may, like my recent revistwith Pelikan's 4001 Blue Black get hold of a decent batch.

This Birmingham ink has gone on the wish list along with, Southside Dark Fern Moss, Riddle Green & Steel Building Smoking Iron.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 21:55

Southside Dark Fern Moss     done

Riddle Green    done

 

Smithfield St Bridge Truss Blue    coming up

Steel Building Smoked Iron     coming up

 

;) 



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 21:56

Southside Dark Fern Moss     done

Riddle Green    done

 

Smithfield St Bridge Truss Blue    coming up

Steel Building Smoked Iron     coming up

 

;) 

 

woo hoo !



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 22:34

 

Ha. Thanks Ruth. I like you too much to have done that.

 

Yeah, but I LIKE 54th MA.  It behaved very well in my ebonite Konrad.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:16

 

Yeah, but I LIKE 54th MA.  It behaved very well in my ebonite Konrad.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Tried it in my Konrad, both Ahabs and both working Nib Creepers :unsure: .

 

I love hearing though that it's working for others and seeing it posted here every now and then :).



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:58

a nice blusih-grey ink.  so unexpected for an 'oxidized brass' color.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 23:16

Thank you for the great review.  Interesting color, but not one that I would buy. 


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