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  1. Honeybadgers

    Nemosine Neptune Blue

    Onwards with my Nemosine reviews! Neptune is the farthest known planet in our solar system, with an orbital period of over 160 years. Invisible to the naked eye, it was the only planet found by mathematical prediction and first observed in 1846 Neptune blue is more of a pastel blue, quite similar to the color of neptune itself. The pictures are a bit more violet than they should be due to my slightly yellow desk lamp. The color is not bright and vivid, but it's well saturated and has some lovely mild red sheen. It's extremely well behaved on bad paper, with mild-medium water resistance, I'd call the color quite similar to noodler's polar blue with its slate color, though this has some moderate, nice shading, along with the sheen, this is an excellent everyday ink. flow is wet and smooth. Absolutely a must-have ink, particularly for $8 a bottle. Very well behaved, everyday color that has some mild red sheen when you're using it on the good stuff, quick dry times (sorry no test in here, it's about 10-15 seconds on rhodia) and overall just ticks a lot of boxes without being eye-searing. A nice slate/dusky blue indeed, and another winner. Every Nemosine Ink I've tried so far has been fantastic in color and performance. I couldn't think of any particularly good quotes related to neptune, so I just went with one from oscar winning comedian Steven Wright. The box it comes in is simple - Raised "NEMOSINE" one one side. Another has a small sticker with the color and the location of ink manufacture, Slovenia. It does bother me slightly that the stickers on most of these bottles are not adhered with much care. The bottles are fantastic. Heavy, sturdy glass with a wide mouth, quality cap with an inner liner that stays adhered and doesn't pop loose like sailor. Easy to fill from, pelikan and J. Herbin could learn from Nemosine. I like that the bottles are both understated yet classy, and love that the bottles have the geographical coordinates of where they were bottled ( Pittsburgh, PA) Beautiful, saturated blue awaits. Slightly more purple in this image than it should be, it looks almost royal blue here, but I assure you, it's a very true blue. modest shading, but it's there in an EF nib. A moderate amount of the ink comes up, but remains quite legible. You can see the outline of the red sheen on the glass pen (which is not the wettest glass pen I've seen, it's actually just like a regular, juicy M) More shading. Some sheen is visible, but it's mild. The cap of the L on Lamy with a 1.1 stub shows a lot of sheen. Definitely still legible if wet. Glass nib garbage paper test (this is actually kind of a hard test, the glass pen can lay down some very wet lines) As you can see, this stuff don't feather! Close enough to zero showthrough that I'd say any paper of any better quality would be a zero.

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