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Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone


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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 09:57

The 2020 Edelstein is Moonstone, a grey ink. For the first time they used a grey/silver cap instead of the usual black one to match the colour.

 

Bottle

(And a matching Anthracite Stresemann)

 

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I don't tend to like grey inks, especially the warm, dirty, muddy kind of grey (e.g. KWZI Grey Lux, J. Herbin Gris Orage). But sometimes I do enjoy some cold greys, like L'Artisan Pastellier Gris de Payne. I usually like greys that are more complex, like the original version of 3Oysters Doldam (long since reformulated) with its complex shades of yellow and blue. 

 

Moonstone is one of those more complex ones that I like very much. It's a low-saturated cool grey. It writes down as a somewhat purplish grey but dries to a cooler tone. It shows a slightly yellow tint where the ink pools. Not as drastic as the aforementioned Doldam, but still very attractive. It has a lot of shading and halo-ing (dark outlines). It writes reasonably wet and smooth, and it's also mostly water-resistant. 

 

Splash

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Sample

(Pens: Pelikan M1005 Medium, Lamy 2000 Broad)

 

(Rhodia)

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(Tomoe River)

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Comparison

 

(with some other inks)

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(with 18% grey card)

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(freshly written vs dried)

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 10:31

Excellent review, thank you!



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 10:33

I had been waiting for a first look at this ink. Thank you for showing it. Fortunately, it’s darker than I expected, and looks really lovely. I like the halo-ing effect on written text. The shading also looks quite nice. This is a grey that I will enjoy for sure!



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 11:15

Excellent test. It looks even better than i thought. I wonder how it compares with MB cool/oyster grey.

I have been waiting over a month for my order from LCDC.



#5 Lgsoltek

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 11:32

I had been waiting for a first look at this ink. Thank you for showing it. Fortunately, it’s darker than I expected, and looks really lovely. I like the halo-ing effect on written text. The shading also looks quite nice. This is a grey that I will enjoy for sure!

I think it matches your avatar perfectly!



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 11:34

Excellent test. It looks even better than i thought. I wonder how it compares with MB cool/oyster grey.

I have been waiting over a month for my order from LCDC.

 

I ordered mine from Seitz Kreuznach. The shipping was fast and free (above a certain small amount).



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 11:57

Yes! Definitely. :)

 

Review much appreciated.


It's all about the greys...


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 14:21

It shall be mine. 

 

 

And thank you for the excellent review!



#9 Karmachanic

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 16:49

Hmmm. GvFC Stone Grey was on the top of the list, but now I'll wait until a sample of Moonstone is available.


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 17:56

I always enjoy your reviews. This Moonstone is definitely going on my "to buy" list!


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 20:24

Marvellous.
Never have enough greys.
Deffo one for the list.
Thank you.

(Sad to hear about Doldam)

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 21:25

Thanks for the review.  This looks darker than what someone else's review showed.   And I'm like namrehsnoom -- I'm always a sucker for inks that have the "haloing" effect in shading.

This is definitely now on the short list to sample.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 23:53

I'd seen a writing sample pf this one elsewhere a day or so ago but the place eludes me (I'm looking at the empty whisky glass and wondering why lol)... that other sample put me off as it look too light for my preference, but your samples above show it looks just right in a wet nib, thanks.


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 00:15

Thank you for showing us Moonstone. I do hope we can meet in large groups by September for the Pelikan Hub. This would be the ink that would make me want the matching pen if Pelikan stays true to form and issues a matching M200.

I like gray inks a lot. This one looks wonderful. I also like I halo-ing inks.

Edited by Misfit, 12 April 2020 - 00:20.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 00:59

This is beautiful!

I like the fact it's a complex color, full of different things to see and not merely one color of grey. Sneaky thing!

Love it!

Thank you for such a wonderful review!



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 04:36

Thank you for this review! I have really enjoyed the last several Edelstein inks and this looks to be no exception. I imagine this would look lovely in a broad nib.


I'll come up with something eventually.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 07:42

Thank you for the review! I've got a sample coming my way and can't wait to try it. My appreciation of Edelstein inks seems to be on the rise again after the mehness of star ruby (really NOT my color) kinda ruinded the roll they were on with Olivine and Smoky Quartz.

 

I love the shade of yellow that shows in big deposits, it's something that I'd hoped MB Oyster Grey would do, but my sample wouldn't, and looks a lot like a plain grey, and for that Diamine Grey works beautifully.



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 11:01

Although this has already been said above, I must repeat that and enhance my own love of same inasmuch as "grey isn't just grey" etc. Of course there are sometimes simply light greys and dark greys (Hieronymus' aren't bad) but the best thing about a really good grey is announced when we joggle e.g. between "I see some blue in it" or "I see green". I'm glad that Pelikan finally whipped out a grey. Thanks for your most meritorious review as always!


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 19:26

Oh no... I love it!!! :wub: 

It's beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing  :)

 

Runs to buy online...


In Instagram, I am also Inkantadora . I live and dream in saturated and sheening color.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 20:39

My psychiatrist told me that if I buy this ink I have to get a Stresemann to put it in.

 

to add: Waiting for Vijay to get a bottle so that I can order a sample.


Edited by Karmachanic, 16 April 2020 - 20:00.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."







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