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A Dark Brown/chocolate That Will Flow Well In Modern Flex Nibs

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#21 jonathan7007

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 23:41

Thanks again everyone. I'm truly focused on the color and darkness range I want.

 

I like knowing it takes a close look to tell, after you have a glimmer that it isn't "black", exactly *what* it is... so dark, dark browns that flow well under flex and stubby nibs...

 

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 01:01

Then you definitely dont want a lot of browns mentioned so far, as they are not so dark, unless ultra concentrated. Maruzen Athena Sepia can be that off-black dark. Iroshizuku Yama Guri is very dark, but kind of grayish greenish brown, not very chocolatey. Perhaps Private Reserve Chocolat or Diamine Chocolate. Private Reserve Ebony Brown: very dark brown-black.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 05:08

Yes I knew this all along. If you read through the thread, there's lots of rooting for different choices of color or saturation than I asked about. I enjoy their enthusiasm, but like you I felt the most helpful info was backing for the Diamine Chocolate.

As I am not confident that a new bottle of PR Chocolat will act like my 10-, 15-year-old specimen I'm going with Diamine. I have a couple of other Diamine colors I like.It seems to work well in a bunch of my nibs.

 

I just have to hunt down stock if I'm willing to support a new retailer. I'm loyal to a few and try to keep it that way. I can wait a bit.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 15:37

Thanks again everyone. I'm truly focused on the color and darkness range I want.

 

I like knowing it takes a close look to tell, after you have a glimmer that it isn't "black", exactly *what* it is... so dark, dark browns that flow well under flex and stubby nibs...

 

Jonathan

 

Another vote for Macassar, it's distinctly darker than Chocolate and truly 'brown', leaning neither yellow or red.

But if you're looking for something that takes a closer look to see it isn't black, Yama-guri would come closer..


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 00:57

Alternately mix your own.

I start with Watermans (Havana/Absolute) Brown... which is more tan cigar than dark chocolate.

To Half a cartridge of that, add 4-5 drops of Watermans Audacious Red & 1 drop Watermans Black.

Or just 5:1 of their Red & Black... gives a dark black-coffee rather than a dark blood red as youd expect.

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 21:01

Alternately mix your own.

I start with Watermans (Havana/Absolute) Brown... which is more tan cigar than dark chocolate.

To Half a cartridge of that, add 4-5 drops of Watermans Audacious Red & 1 drop Watermans Black.

Or just 5:1 of their Red & Black... gives a dark black-coffee rather than a dark blood red as youd expect.

Mixing is fun but I need the wetness/lubrication so would also seek consistency of formulation. I think some of the Diamine Chocolate Brown is back in stock at one of my places. Not the 80ml but...







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