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#21 essayfaire

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 16:03

I almost never try to match ink and barrel colors (one of the exceptions is my M400 Brown Tortoise, and I keep THREATENING to put Noodler's Navajo Turquoise in it sometime instead of a brown ink, except I like Edelstein Smoky Quartz too much  :rolleyes:).  I DO, however, sometimes pick inks on the basis of what I think will look good coming out of a specific pen.  And if I don't like an ink color at all I try to find it a new home -- or at least grit my teeth and use up the sample vial, knowing that once it's gone, it's gone, and I never have to use it again....
As to the pen in the OP's photo?  Maybe a brown or dark red ink.  Purple would be nice, too (I hesitate to recommend pink because I don't know if the OP is a "pink" sort of person or not.   
Of course, black ink goes with everything.
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So perhaps I was too quick to declare myself a non-pink person. On a lark, inspired by your response, I picked up a sample of Oster Pink Glitz. I love it in the pen; it is muted by saturated and has a brownishness to it. Apologies for the photo quality. I will be buying this ink. Thanks!

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 19:22

Reading back through this thread just now, it occurred to me that I have one ink of which I dislike the color of a lot -- Noodler's Luck of the Draw LE (from the Baltimore-Washington Pen Show from a couple of years ago).  But it works well in the Noodler's Boston Safety pen....  :rolleyes:   Which (rather annoyingly) Kung Te Cheng did NOT....

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 18:04

Reading back through this thread just now, it occurred to me that I have one ink of which I dislike the color of a lot -- Noodler's Luck of the Draw LE (from the Baltimore-Washington Pen Show from a couple of years ago).  But it works well in the Noodler's Boston Safety pen....  :rolleyes:   Which (rather annoyingly) Kung Te Cheng did NOT....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Interesting that that, too, is a green....


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