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  1. Morbus Curiositas

    P.w. Akkerman Groenmarkt Smaragd

    P.W. Akkerman Groenmarkt Smaragd P.W. Akkerman Den Haag Akkerman is a very noble supplier of the finest stationery and writing equipment from all around the world, offering their services all around the world. When I wrote very noble... I mean very noble without exaggeration… There are many companies that supply noble stationery but there are only few who supply the truly noble The Hague Passage which dates back to the early days of the Belle Epoque is a fitting residence for a company that personifies Noblesse Oblige at it’s finest just as the city of the Hague is the epitome of Dutch Noblesse oblige. https://denhaag.com/...ion/428/passage The Hague is not only the seat oft he Dutch parliament but also home of Dutch house of Royals where King Willem Alexander van Oranje-Nassau resides. As Hofleverancier, purveyor to the House of Royals, and who knows how many ambassadors from all around the world, Akkerman can truly state that it supplies the world‘s finest with the finest in stationery The Ink and the Bottles The ink bottles Having a look at the lovely Akkerman Ink bottles it is hard to believe Akkerman only started supplying inks under their own name as from 2010 Well with ink bottles it is like with fine wines… “good wines need no bush” There are ink companies that supply normal inks in noble packages which it is like watering in crystal wine bottle… The bottle thrills, its contents taste like something one definately needs to discard of soon. Without being to philosophical, I truly believe that true nobility is an inner value. Therefore, it is is a pleasure to know that Akkerman’s heavenly Inks are served in such noble bottle which are a most beautiful reminiscence of the golden age of fountain pen writing… As I mentioned above, it is hard to believe that Akkerman started supplying their inks in 2010 only The Ink points 1-5 1 = 5= Fountain Pens: Lamy Italic 1.5 italic / Conklin Duragraph F nib Paper: Waldmühle Reflex Premium Drying time: fast points 5 Flow: very smooth points: 5 Lubrication: smooth in both pens points: 5 Bleeding: absent) Points 5 Shading: medium none points: 3 Waterproof: will survive a drop points: 3 Package: One of the most beautiful points: The Ink. This ink is a smooth and excellent writer. It does not even feather on even the cheapest paper. The colour is Moss or Forest Green it is dark green and shading There is some show through but it is not too strong. Feathering is medium till good. The drying time is very short just 5 seconds which means this an excellent ink for left Hand writers. Funnily the Akerman Lievens Kardinaaal Paars has an even shorter drying tie of only 3 seconds The Ink name All Akkerman "standard" inks are named after typical The Hague streets, locations or expressions. The Groenmarkt is The Hague's central square. In the Middle Ages, the vegetable market was held here and fishermen from Scheveningen would come here to sell their wares. Some of the houses have retained their Art Nouveau façades, while several pedestrian streets run off the square: the Paleispromenade to the north, and to the south, De Passage, a wide covered arcade built in 1885 which is popular with shoppers. More importantly de Groenmarkt is also the location where the entrance of an old and noble shopping mall is located…. Why is that so important…. Akkerman is situated in this lovely mall https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Tourist-Attraction/Den_Haag-2513_AL-Groenmarkt-a5nyv5bf Ink Comparison Availabilty:https://www.vulpennen.nl/en/ Conclusion Yet another superb ink by Akkerman Of course taste is personal but I love dark green inks. This ink has a “antique look2 which I love it for. Writing is smooth and then there is this most lovely bottle, the quicky drying, the smooth writing and the lovely Colour make this ink a Work of Art too. I have also tested Akkerman Lievens Kardinaal Paar from their Dutch Master Collection https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/338322-pw-akkerman-lievens-kardinaal-paars/ I believe I want to buy ALL Akkerman inks I Love them

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