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#1 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 19:39

Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz

 

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Back in the days

When I attended primary school in Holland in the end of the 70s  a Fountain Pen was obligatory.

Since I had some troubles with my fine motor skills my parents decided to buy me a Pelikano Fountain Pen which in those days was top of the bill and a serious investment back then.

I always remember what I loved most about that pen. It not only had a nice blue colour, but I really loved the blue ink window. I thought it resembled the blue flashing light on police cars AWESOME

 

 

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Here  is a link to the history of the Pelikano Fountain Pen

https://www.pelikan.com/pulse/Pulsar/en_US.CMS.displayCMS.220931./the-history-of-the-pelikano-from-1960-until-now

 

 

School boys fantasies…

Maybe it is that boys never grow up or simply that early youth memories impress…

 

But I am still in love with Pelikan and I am now the proud owner of 2 Pelikans, the M800 Green and the M800 Stresemann on the left.

My wife was infected with my love for Fountain Pens and is the owner of the M600 and the M400 with 14kt nib on the right

 

Well and since my wife and I both love Birds and Fountain pens we cannot guarantee that these are the last Pelikans that enter our house :D 

 

 

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Before I get to the review I want to let you know that I will enter the links to my previous reviews of Pelikan inks at the bottom of this review

 

 

 

Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quarz

Pelikan  is famous for it’s 4001 range Which was introduced as in 1901 as an Iron Gall ink. This Iron Gall ink is still available but today there is also a range of Non-IG 4001 inks which all perform well…

 

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Just like a good wine ripens and gets better the 4001 Inks still are a joy to use even after 20 years…

A thing I pointed out in my comparison of a matured and e brand new bottle of 4001 Royal Blue ink

 

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/264220-pelikanss-royal-battle-battle-of-the-blue-kings/

 

 

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In 2011 Pelikan introduced the Edelstein ink Collection. A more exclusive line of fine inks following the trend of i.e. Iroshizuku Graf von Faber-Castell which already brought more high end inks in luxury bottles.

 

 

 

https://www.pelikan.com/pulse/Pulsar/en_US.Pelikan.showTimeline.221778./history

 

 

Well I am glad to tell that Pelikan stayed loyal to his principles. Same as in the 4001-Range where Pelikan brings highest quality at fair prices. It did so in its Edelstein Range…

 

Giving you finest quality combined with refined luxury …

at fair prices :thumbup: 

 

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https://www.lacouronneducomte.nl/webstore/main/inkt-vullingen-merk-c-161.html

 

Well and yes all bottles contain 50 ml.

 

 

Pelikan Smoky Quartz

 

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The Ink

 

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The colour is a lovely medium dark brown. Shading is very nice so is the flow.

 

If there is a small minor, it is the drying time:  The ink is wet and stays in this condition for 10 seconds. That is a thing you must consider if you’re a left-hand writer.

 

My advice in that case:

Bind your Bottom to a drone and hoover over your writings…. This ink worth the extra effort…

Even if your texts contains a lot of  “Male Cows Feces” (sorry I cannot write BullS..t here), your writing will be beautiful when using this beautiful ink :headsmack: 

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Technical specifications

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own here are some of the technical specs (as suggested by Ann Finley 2007)

 (not copied in but for this ink)

 

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Fountain Pens:  , Kaweco Calligrapy Classic Sport 1,5 Italic, Lamy Safari B nib

Paper: Vleveka Classic Line Paper and ordinary copying paper

Drying time Slow  points 2

Flow: very smooth  points: 5

Lubrication:  wet points: 5

Feathering : None points 5

Bleeding: nada points 5

Shading: very good    points: 4

Waterproof:  good points: 3

Package: robust yet elegant points 4

 

 

 

 

Please have a look at the Water test I tested it with an very wet Q-tipp and look at the result. Still very legible. Maybe it does not survive a wet monsoon… but hey it s not a Document ink.

So I will call it Waterproof  :puddle: 

 

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Availability

 

 This is one of those inks that are even available on the moon. But since it is pretty hard to go to the moon you might consider following adresses

 

La Couronne du Comte I guess Dennis and Rik would even travel to the moon to get it for you (just pay them a million or 2  )  Well it is safe to say that they do almost everything to satisfy their customers… Considering

http://www.lacouronneducomte

 

Bankers have Rothshield Ink lovers have the Goulet Pen Company. Rachel and Brian carry the almost* largest assortment of ink on earth an it's near surroundings    

http://www.gouletpens.com

 

(*almost Dear Amberlea Davis carries the largest assortment in the universe but is not a seller  

 

Larry Post of Australia is a Great Supplier of Stationary and Artist Equipments. They carry a lot of De Atramentis Inks 

http://www.larrypost.com.au/

 

The same applies to Singapore based Arters of the utterly friendly Yitpeng and WeetekOng 

http://arters.com.sg

 

 

 

Conclusion

For me this ink is spot on.

The colour is lovely, in fact together with De Atramentis Ebony and Sailor Jentle Brown this Smoky Quartz is belongs to my favorite browns. It is an  saturated shading ink that  writes very smoothly. Drying time may be a bit long but since I am a right-hand writer this does not bother me much.

 

The Bottle is lovely, it is  a bit like yin & yang robust yet elegant. An  pleasure to my eye when I visit my Ink Cellar, and so is this ink :wub: 

 

 

Links to my reviews of Pelikan inks (work in progress)

 

 

http://www.fountainp...rilliant-green/

 

http://www.fountainp...rilliant-green/

 

http://www.fountainp...ein-aventurine/

 

http://www.fountainp...the-blue-kings/

 

http://www.fountainp...violett-violet/

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 Caeruleum

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 20:34

"In vomitus veritas". Consentio.
Very vidid review, thank you.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 21:21

Thanks for your review. Of all the Edelsteins, this is my favourite.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 21:35

Thank you for this really nice and informative review! I'm still at the verge of buying this ink, but I'm so buying it......and then I'm going to marry it to my new Pelikan M400 Tortoise Brown that my husband will give me for Christmas

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 21:59

Thanks for everything. Especially your comparisons. I got this thing sent to me on the first day it came out and still love it just as much ever since. It may well be (for me too) my favourite Edelstein ink. There sure is a lot  "in"  it.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 22:30

A lovely review of a fabulous ink - permanently in my M400 Brown Tortoise.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:21

Great review!  Brown inks are not my favorite, but I must say that this is one that I will consider more seriously. 

 

Thank you again for all the time and effort you put into this review! 


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#8 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 20:52

Thank you for this really nice and informative review! I'm still at the verge of buying this ink, but I'm so buying it......and then I'm going to marry it to my new Pelikan M400 Tortoise Brown that my husband will give me for Christmas


Well Pelikan Tortoise Brown that sounds like a marriage that is just as happy as youe Marriage considering your Christasgift from your Husband.

I wish you a merry Christmas and a lot of Love for the 2 of you in 2019

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 23:38

Thanks for the review.  I LOVE Edelstein Smoky Quartz.  

Incidentally, I bought a Pelikano which looks remarkably like yours at the Baltimore-Washington Pen Show last spring.  Great little pen, and I only paid $5 US for it.  Which was probably a steal on my part....  :rolleyes: 

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:16

I've got three bottles of this for a reason. I hope they just give up and add it to the standard edelstein line. it's a very unique brown-black that nothing else really matches.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:17

I've got three bottles of this for a reason. I hope they just give up and add it to the standard edelstein line. it's a very unique brown-black that nothing else really matches.


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#12 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:19

Thanks for the review.  I LOVE Edelstein Smoky Quartz.  
Incidentally, I bought a Pelikano which looks remarkably like yours at the Baltimore-Washington Pen Show last spring.  Great little pen, and I only paid $5 US for it.  Which was probably a steal on my part....  :rolleyes: 
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You just made me jealous with your Pelikano Message :-)

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

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In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


#13 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:23

Great review!  Brown inks are not my favorite, but I must say that this is one that I will consider more seriously. 


Great review!  Brown inks are not my favorite, but I must say that this is one that I will consider more seriously. 
 

Thank you again for all the time and effort you put into this review!


Dear Deborah

Would it be helpful if I would sent you the Ink Comparison sheet used in this review....

or even better of all the Brown inks...

There must be one or two you like..
 
Thank you again for all the time and effort you put into this review!

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

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For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


#14 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:29

Thanks for everything. Especially your comparisons. I got this thing sent to me on the first day it came out and still love it just as much ever since. It may well be (for me too) my favourite Edelstein ink. There sure is a lot  "in"  it.


Dear Lapis let me send you such a comparison too.

Together with the Fog Grey Urban Grey etc. I promised you

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 23:48

Honestly I am not a fan of this ink (after using a whole bottle). But what a review! Splendid! Many thanks.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 00:08

Not a fan?  Haha!  That much more for the rest of us, then!  B) 

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 00:21

Not a fan?  Haha!  That much more for the rest of us, then!  B) 

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 21:51

Fantastic review. This line made me smile, " This is one of those inks that are even available on the moon."



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 20:13

It is a lovely drawing ink.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:18

This is a shade master and it is not that kind of watered down, chalky pastel ink.

Legible, and no lack of nuances even from my rather fine and dry Pilot Custom 74 Fine nib (very picky with inks). Most certainly a 'fountain pen look'.

Highly recommended -for fun AND 'proper' writing.





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