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  1. Since succumbing to the Hobonichi Cousin last year, I have been enjoying matching my fountain pen ink colour to that of the daily pages. The Japanese versions of this planner has lovely, slightly dusty, faded vintage colours which change for each month. The whole page is printed in that colour - grid, Japanese quote, date and day markets etc. So I thought it would be fun to write using a matching ink - a great excuse for exploring some of the glorious colours now available and a built in excuse for changing inks regularly. This idea was inspired by a blog I saw (sorry, can't remember who) wher
  2. Intensity

    Krishna "vaikhari" Ink Review

    Good day, fellow FPN ink connoisseurs! Today I'd like to discuss the Krishna "Vaikhari" ink - a complicated orangey-reddish-brown with heaps of olive green metallic sheen. Krishna is an Indian ink brand, which is a relative newcomer--especially to the European and American markets. If I want to fault this ink in one way that irks me, it would be the pricing of the tiny 20ml ink bottles outside of India. Apparently you can buy these in India for $3 or less a piece (doing a currency conversion), but in the USA these cost $8-9 per bottle for the RC and Super Rich lines. Considering we only
  3. Introduction and Elephant in the room Lets take elephants out of picture. First is controversy that surrounded the bottle design which actually is a patent design of Gecko design and this was cause of issue which has been addressed since then. What happened behind the scene is of no concern to me as end result seems to be good for all. Basically ink is available to buy. Now bottle is well already quite nice looking and half of the folks (including me) would probably jump the gun for bottle over other blue ink, so before diving in ink lets clear this guy out. There are s
  4. I have bought several blue inks hoping that they were as bright as they seemed to appear. However, the results have so far been disappointing. Krisha's inks seem to be reasonably priced with a lot of interesting colours. I want advice about Krishna's blue inks from the users. If I had to pick 3 blue inks, which ones would you recommend? They should be as bright as posssible with relatively short drying times, decent lubrication and minimal feathering.
  5. DrDebG

    Krishna Njaval

    Krishna Njaval Thanks to amberleadavis for supplying this sample for review!!! Krishna inks are created by Dr. Sreekumar, a medical doctor. Dr. Sreekumar started experimenting with ink making, and then began production in 2010. His passion is to make these handmade inks in his beloved India. It appears that the color of the ink is inspired by the Njaval Pazham berry, also known as Java Plum, Black Plum and other names. The fruit is said to have both spiritual and health benefits. Njaval is a moderately saturated burgundy red ink with lots of character. Paper: Col-o-ring
  6. the main review is below. This is an Indian notebook called ITC classmate which is dirt cheap and exceptionally fountain pen friendly - doesn't feather or spread with the worst offenders (in my case, Noodler's 54th Mass for spreading, Noodler's forest green for feathering); dry time is quick but inks retain their vibrancy and shade nicely. Only strikes against it is that it doesn't particularly help with sheen and its not bright-white (there's a slight red tinge to the pages). Anyway, enough about the paper. This review was written with a PenBBS 480 with a Mini fude F nib. Really its more l
  7. jandrese

    Krishna After Dark

    This is After Dark from Krishna. It is one of the Super Rich series ink, and boy is that an apt description. The ink is a rich royal blue and seems very saturated, but may just be a very dark ink. Regardless, it is very well behaved especially for such a seemingly highly saturated ink. Considering this is a blue ink the water resistance was a very pleasant surprise. A vibrant, good flowing, water resistant ink. Only downside is the small bottle, but I can always order more. Smells distinctly of phenol. See, it's water resistant, as in paper chromatography with dH2O barely moved the ink.
  8. jandrese

    Krishna Lyrebird Blue Black

    This is Krishna Lyrebird Blue Black. It's a well behaved ink that smells heavily of phenol. The color is not so much blue black so much as a blue purple as shown in by the chromatography. It seems to get darker as it dries but it's not an iron gall ink. There is some water resistance, it does not run away from water but it's not water proof either. A good ink just wish it did not smell so strong and that the color matched the name better. copy paper lyrebyrd by Ja Ja, on Flickr bagasse lyrebyrd by Ja Ja, on Flickr tomoe river lyrebyrd by Ja Ja, on Flickr lyrebyrd chroma by Ja Ja, on F
  9. jandrese

    Krishna Moonview Rc Series Ink

    Here I have another winner from Krishna. This is Moonview from from their RC Series, which I believe refers to ink that sheens. And sheen it does. It's not a sheen monster like say Organics Studio Nitrogen, but it is better behaved. For example, it flows amply and does not dry out immediately in the nib. So that's nice. It's a beautiful blue composed of what appears to be a singular dye. There is a faint hint of a purple in the paper chromatography but if actually there it is minor. I believe the purple is responsible for the sheen. Lovely ink that behaves well. It flows freely and really
  10. RudraDev

    Ink Review: Krishna Cool Breeze

    Hi, I recently went on a hunt to find the best turquoise-blue ink I could find and I landed on this ink by Krishna pens. This ink is a part of their super-saturated series and the color is a super nice azure. Here's the full review: Color: The color is a super vibrant turquoise without any green undertones. this ink is a true blue. the color is somewhat similar to Robert Oster Fire and Ice and Noodler's turquoise. Drying time: THe flow of this ink is very wet. I used a medium nib and it took about 35-40 seconds before it became completely dry. the pen I used was relatively dry flowing, so
  11. Krishna inks are produced in India by Dr. Sreekumar, a doctor by profession, and a fountain pen enthusiast by passion. It's not easy to get them but I received some samples and plan to review them. The Earth is a faux iron gall ink - it changes color very fast once the ink is on page but offers no useful water resistance. The ink is a bit dryish but not too much. The color is a nice orange in the vial and for a second when you put the line, it fastly turns darker and, at least to me, less atractive. It behaves a bit like chameleon as the color perceived on different papers varies strongly
  12. As this is my first post, let me introduce myself. A sailor in my past life, I rekindled my passion for fountain pens about two years back. I saw myself collecting big branded western pens and Chinese ones for fun... And then I discovered a fun WhatsApp group of like-minded individuals and with them several Indian manufacturers. From what I understood reading the reviews, Ranga and Gama seemed to be the hot shots, and ASA the young turk bringing web based marketing and end user inputs to pen design. Due to my career as an engineer and machinist, I became attracted to pens with unique des
  13. penzel_washinkton

    Krishna Sea At Night - Quite Obscure?

    So, finally my first ink review... The lucky ink that I have the chance to review is : KRISHNA SEA AT NIGHT (RC SERIES) Before we get down into it, as a foreword, I received this ink as a sample kindly from Pen World India (shout out to them) and in turn I would do a review on the ink. It's a win-win I guess since I believe the Sea at Night is a beautiful colored ink that seems to be getting few attention here. BACKGROUND As a little bit of a background, Krishna Inks are inks made from India, particularly by a gentleman by the name of Dr. Sreekumar. He is as quoted from the Krishna In
  14. mehandiratta

    Ink Review - Krishna Gold Rush

    KRISHNA GOLD RUSH 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. These inks are sold on eBay India Page for Rs. 550 (8 USD) each for 5 Nos. 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping. NOTE THAT NEW GLASS BOTTLES HAVE ARRIVED AND THIS WILL RESULT IN BIT OF PRICE INCREASE. However old plastic bottles still remain in stock while the stock lasts.

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