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Private Reserve Sherwood Green

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#1 chkuo



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Posted 21 February 2009 - 22:39

See Comparison subforum for a scan with other greens:


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#2 Peter from Sherwood Park

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 23:22

This is also similar in colour to J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage, but perhaps a little bit darker.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 23:27

Great ink, but definitely slow drying.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 23:36

I think drying time for Sherwood Green (and for Midnight Blues, which has a similar reputation) depends quite a bit on paper. I use Miquelrius and Ampad Evidence pads and rarely have a problem with either ink.

Nice to see another writing sample. Thanks chkuo.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 00:13

Good review. This is a go to color for me, but I do have to watch the paper I use because of the dry time.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 00:38

Beautiful color. The extended drying time is unfortunate.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:14

I'm starting to get into green ink and this is one I'll consider. It looks like a very vibrant green. I don't really care for subdued colors. Drying time is something I've come to live with using PR inks. I don't usually have trouble with my Moleskines or Rhodia pads, but there's no way I can use PR in my Black 'n Red notebooks. Thanks for the nice review.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:05

It is a nice green. I gave up on it for daily use because of the dry time (interestingly, I have much more success with Midnight Blues). I do agree with Catsmelt on paer choice making a difference.

One last thing - for daily writing and notes, I find full pages of green to be a bit hard on the eyes. Green and red are great accent colors, but make reading prose difficult.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:30

Sherwood Green was one of the two inks I bought when I re-entered the fountain pen world not long ago, and I always have a pen filled with it. I haven't had any problems with drying time or smearing like some people have, but I write mostly in Moleskines or Rhodia tablets and usually with a fine nib. I love the rich dark green color and I it works well in some of my pens that are a bit too "dry" with other inks.

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