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KRISHNA BRONZE LEAF The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK In Indian Fountain Pen industry or Circles, Dr. Sreekumar is quite known for his hand-turned fountain pens and almost 20 types of nib tuning. However recently he has shelved in to making fountain pen inks under the brand name of KRISHNA. I am really happy to see someone in India has taken initiative to standup and make good quality and non standard color Inks. These inks are sold for Rs. 100 (1.5 USD) each for 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping. The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 28 nos. : GOLD RUSH MEADOW GREEN BLUE MAGIC AFTER DARK SAPPHIRE BLUE LAKE BLUE BRONZE LEAF ORANGE CRUSH AUTUMN SINDHOOR GLORY VINE DARK ROSE NJAVAL WILD CHERRY PURPLE PEACOCK YELLOW VALLEY MELLOW BLUE VIVID VIOLET ORCHARD LILY DARK CHOCOLATE COOL BREEZE SILENT NIGHT SKY FORGET ME NOT SKY BLUE GHAT GREEN PUMPKIN GIRL PINK Krishna Inks – Color Chart 1 Krishna Inks – Color Chart 2 I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in. I will be reviewing all one by one. This review is about BRONZE LEAF ink from KRISHNA. And this is absolutely one of the top in my favourite ink category of Krishna Inks. Krishna Ink – Bottle Krishna Ink comes in amber coloured plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity and I have been told that the procurement for better quality plastic bottles or probably glass bottles is already under way. And I believe thats the right direction to move forward. INK SPLASH Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm There is no sheen on the ink even if there is any ink pooling DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Drop on Paper Towel COLOR MATCH Krishna Bronze Leaf – Color Range WRITING SAMPLES Krishna Ink Bronze Leaf – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm Krishna Ink Bronze Leaf – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View There is a good amount of shading with this ink which I absolutely love about this ink. INK SWABS Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Swab on JK Cedar WATERPROOF TEST Krishna Bronze Leaf – Waterproof Test Please ignore the certain black shades of lower part of drip test as there was certain ink spill. Kindly refer upper drip part. As you can see from images from above, ink is not at all waterproof. INK DRYING TIMES Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Drying Times BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES Krishna Bronze Leaf – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm CONCLUSION: I absolutely love this ink. And actually this is the only brown coloured ink produced in India. And I recommend all buyers to use this ink. Following are the summation of ink properties: Feathering : NoSheen : NoShading : YesLubrication : GoodFlow : GoodWater Resistance : BadDrying Times : HighNib Creep : NoClogging : No Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)