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Akkerman Delfts Blauw - Impression

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#1 yazeh

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 20:35

Akkerman Delfts Blauw

This is short impression on Akkerman’s Delfts Blauw, inspired by Delft China...
At first, I was not so impressed by the ink. It was almost too pale too bare. And it didn’t agree with my dry Waterman W2, though the only ink which agrees with this pen is R & K Verdigris. 
But after a couple of days it grew on me. Even in Waterman W2 it was alright. But the pen was still scratchy. 
It looks best in a monster Jinhao 450 with a fude nib. In my opinion it needs a wet wide nib. 
It’s a beautiful colour to use for this time of year, and with all the suffering going about, a soft blue is quite soothing….. 
Shading is again obvious with fude/wet nibs to a degree, but it dries to a soft muted color, as you can see. Faint sheening only with the fude nib on Tomoe River. 
Dry time is decent, flow wet but not lubricated. Though it made my Stub TWISBI less scratchy smile.png
You can write non ephemeral texts with it, without fear. It will survive accidental spills, but I won’t sign a check or write an envelope with it. 
Personally, I prefer small bottles of inks. But the packaging is simple, understated, with an antique teal to it. 
I would suggest a sample for those interested and many pens to try, test and enjoy……

Part I

Day 1 Rhodia dot pad:
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Amazon fountain pen unfriendly copy paper
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Tomoe River

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Water test - Rhodia Before

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After

 

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Edited by yazeh, 08 April 2020 - 20:37.


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 20:45

Part II

 

Comparison with other blues:

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Wet ink and sheen for the discerning eye on Tomoe River 

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Sheen (for the discerning eye)

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And finally ink bottle and box:

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Enjoy....

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 20:52

Thanks for the review.  This is one I haven't tried. I'll admit that I tend to prefer bolder, more saturated inks, like Akkerman Shocking Blue, but you're right -- this does seem to need a nib that will give it some oomph (and bring out the lovely shading). 

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 21:35

I think I might just get a bottle - when I can!


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 00:54

Thank you so much for the review!  I love this ink!  I just got a sample before things "shut down", and I have been enjoying it immensely.  One of the things I really like is that it isn't so saturated and it shades so nicely.  


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 08:02

Lovely review and lovely color, thank you! I've alway liked soft, pastel blues and azures, and this one definitely fits the bill. Reminds me of Iro Ajisai, KWZ Azure #1, Diamine China Blue... ah the beauty.. :wub:

 

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 13:18

ovely review and lovely color, thank you! I've alway liked soft, pastel blues and azures, and this one definitely fits the bill. Reminds me of Iro Ajisai, KWZ Azure #1, Diamine China Blue... ah the beauty.. :wub:

 

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Thank you. It is indeed soft and soothing  :)

Thanks for the review.  This is one I haven't tried. I'll admit that I tend to prefer bolder, more saturated inks, like Akkerman Shocking Blue, but you're right -- this does seem to need a nib that will give it some oomph (and bring out the lovely shading). 

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

It was quite surprising to me too. After the initial shock, I was won over by. It whispers, it doesn't shout..... ;)

 

I think I might just get a bottle - when I can!

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Thank you so much for the review!  I love this ink!  I just got a sample before things "shut down", and I have been enjoying it immensely.  One of the things I really like is that it isn't so saturated and it shades so nicely.  

Most welcome. With your love of Manyo series, it doesn't surprise me  :)


Edited by yazeh, 09 April 2020 - 13:18.






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