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In Search Of Holy Grail Greens!

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#1 ssata

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 23:57

I've got a couple of Rangas and a very tightly-tined nib on a TWSBI that I like to fill with wow greens. I am searching for wet, lubricating inks that will help these pens flow. 

I like saturated colors, maybe some shade and sheen, and even some water resistance. 

Noodler's Eel Gruene has been my go to, but I'm not nuts about the color. (I prefer bright greens, nothing Army shaded with grays and blacks.)

 

I've tried Diamine Woodland, KWZ Emerald. What else does the world offer?

 

Unlike Veruca Salt, whose image I'm not allowed to post, I won't scream if I don't get it, but I will keep looking!

 

 



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#2 loganrah

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 00:12

Noodler's Polar Green is reasonably bright, waterproof, and extremely wet.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 00:13

Although I like darker greens, GvFC Viper, Monteverde Yosemite, and Diamine Apple Glory are fairly bright.  My Eel Gruene is a fairly bright medium green-is yours a darker color, since you mention Army green and gray?



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 00:22

Thank you! Maybe I'm just tired of the Cactus Gruene. Mine is vivid, but not bright. (The latter would describe Apple Glory.) 

I was spooked by Monteverde. I just bought a large bottle of Capri and it was one of the skunky bottles left over from their production disaster. I own a lot of Monte inks, but am gun shy now.

 

Anybody have experience with KWZs?



#5 ssata

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 00:22

Noodler's Polar Green is reasonably bright, waterproof, and extremely wet.

I wouldn't describe any Polar color as vivid or saturated.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 00:29

I like Montblanc Irish Green, but I'm not sure it's a 'wow'.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 00:43

I like Montblanc Irish Green, but I'm not sure it's a 'wow'.

That's a nice suggestion! Damn, just saw MB Lavender Purple. I feel a rising credit card bill...



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:27

That's a nice suggestion! Damn, just saw MB Lavender Purple. I feel a rising credit card bill...

 

I have used MB Lavender Purple for years but would not characterize it as a "wet, lubricating ink."  In addition, I believe it has recently been replaced by a different purple, MB Amethyst, which I have not seen other than in swabs.

 

As for greens, Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris is a beautiful wet, lubricating ink but alas too dark to satisfy your wish for brightness.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:40

Thank you. To my mind, the Verdigris is a blue black. That lavender purple is stunning! Will look at the new shade. Thank you.

 

OMG MB Amethyst is $50US per bottle. Might as well be $100. 

 

 

I have used MB Lavender Purple for years but would not characterize it as a "wet, lubricating ink."  In addition, I believe it has recently been replaced by a different purple, MB Amethyst, which I have not seen other than in swabs.

 

As for greens, Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris is a beautiful wet, lubricating ink but alas too dark to satisfy your wish for brightness.


Edited by ssata, 25 September 2020 - 01:44.


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:41

Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün. Oh my... it´s perfect...

 

J. Herbin Olive. A very bright one I like a lot.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:20

KWZs have a lovely "thickness" to them that makes them very pleasant to use. Their standard line has some interesting bright greens, I've only tried a sample of Pine Green and I liked it.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:10

I know, I know, they're both long gone but if you have a chance to get them (or any rests), check out CdA's Amazon and MB's White Forest. Otherwise Diamine's Evergreen....


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:18

For a rich and wet green, KWZI Green #3 and #5 would be my favourite choices.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 14:38

Thank you. To my mind, the Verdigris is a blue black. That lavender purple is stunning! Will look at the new shade. Thank you.

 

OMG MB Amethyst is $50US per bottle. Might as well be $100. 

 

 

I'm surprised by the price.   The manufacturer's website lists it at $22.

 

https://www.montblan...wE&gclsrc=aw.ds



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 15:02

After a spell of reading Bond books, I set out to add a MI6 green to my collection.

 

SKB Stone Green and Platinum Green scratched that itch.



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:14

Oh dear. More inks I didn't manage to try. I just returned to Hong Kong and brought something on the order of 40 colors with me, and still there are ones I wish I had remembered. Luckily planes fly from Taiwan and Germany...

Some girls like shoes. A pity.

 

For a rich and wet green, KWZI Green #3 and #5 would be my favourite choices.



#17 langere

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:36

How about J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage?  A very well behaved green ink that is my go-to for a nice, deep color that is however very green at the same time.


Staedtler Corium Urbes Buenos Aires "F" nib running Sailor Jentle Ink Black

Leonardo Officina Italiana Momento Zero Grande "F" nib running Waterman South Sea Blue

Stipula Adagio "F" nib running Monteverde Citrine

 


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 02:29

If youre willing to give Monteverde another try, Hope Green is bright and beautiful

#19 FLZapped

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:48

Have you tried Bad Green Gator yet? (Noodler's)



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 13:02

Hi,

 

three:

Diamine Green/Black,

Diamine Racing Green

R. Oster Grün-Schwarz

 

Best

Jens


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