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I am in the UK and I was looking for a blue/black that would be getting towards darkness. Well it would be with the iron-gall content... Alright. So Rohrer & Klinger's Salix and there's Diamine Registrar's ink. Both of these I have used. I have also used Hero B/B cartridges. I suspect this to be the same as Hero 232 bottled ink. Furthermore I believe that Hero ink also has IG content. The problem is getting the Hero ink. Amazon UK doesn't have it. It is available on ebay, but I have only found it from a Aussie seller & the shipping is wince-inducing for this Yorkshireman. The three named inks all have different qualities & exhibit different shades, as far as I can see. I have not had samples of all three at the same time, so I can write using the same nib. I think it important to see how they look when using a medium and a EF nib, the sorts that I would usually be using.
I have a sour cherry tree in my back yard. I think the variety is Montmorency. This spring, I noticed a large number of strange growths forming at the ends of the twigs. It looks like someone took a small handful of brown mud (or worse) and molded it around the ends of the smallest twigs. The growths are not brown inside; they are green and grainy in texture and have a strong odor of cherry. I can only guess that they are galls of some sort. Does anybody know what these are? Has anybody tried to make ink with them?