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  1. senzen

    How Many Blues Is Enough?

    So I was quite content with my six blues: Ama Iro, Kon Peki, Tsuyu Kusa, Asa Gao, Myosotis, Ajisai. I mean how could one fit more and tell them apart? Already Ama iro and Kon Peki could look too close for comfort in certain pens... But oh I had to keep reading FPN, didn't I? So while I was looking for other stuff online I sort of accidentally got Callifolio's Equinoxe 6 and Sailor's Souten, half expecting them to be close to what I already had. It's at night and I can only take a photo using my phone under a yellowish led lamp... But I think I may have scored, i.e gotten two good looking and different blues... Equinoxe 6 was a particularly crazy purchase, since it looks different on various online reviews. Also, notice how different Ama iro looks when coming out of a Muji F, after it's been there for a few days, and a freshly inked Waterman Lauréat... That's part of a salvage operation for another Laureat, so I'm not sure if this pen is going to explode, but as much as I like Ama Iro on a Muji, I'm not getting its true colour as on the right in this shot.
  2. senzen

    Bleu Myosotis Quick Review

    I've long wanted to do a quick review of Myosotis, it's one of my oldest inks but it never looked quite how I thought it could, it came out pale and boring as in most reviews, close to Ajisai but without its vibrancy. I finally spread the tines a little, which usually ends in tears but this time worked: still dusky but looks a lot darker, a lighter, duskier cousin to Pelikan's Königsblau. The comparison with other purplish blues might be on interest: Asa Gao, Ajisai, Tsuyu Kusa; the latter doesn't look purplish at all until you put it in turn next to greenish blues... As a bonus this ink seems to make its Lamy Vista write smoother than most of its six other siblings.
  3. senzen

    Two Revivals

    After being frustrated again by my Waterman Laureat, which may or may not one day revive with a hard to find metal top Waterman converter, I turned to one of my old and much abused Parker Sonnets; this dates from my zero tolerance or patience days, one of them has a broken feed inside the section, for which I am not proud... So my expectations where pretty low. I gave it one last try, managed to salvage one of the nibs, got a converter from a friend, put some Orange Indien... And it works! But since that ink came out awfully pale, I gave it a try with Myosotis, which had never come out the way I thought it should... Perfection. Flows great and it looks distinct from my other blues. Ok, so the poor nib requires good paper to shine, but it's smooth and the ink shows what to me is it's proper colour... Happy days. Myosotis looking good:





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