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  1. Spitzner

    No Nonsense Collection

    I have 79 different colors/patterns in my No Nonsense (OS) collection, not including my Le Black NIB, Le Bordeaux, and Old Timer Herringbone (SOLD). It's time to start divesting. If you have "holes" in your own collection you'd like to fill, PM me. Pam
  2. white_lotus

    Organics Studio John Hancock Black

    Here is yet another of my reviews of the inks in my collection. This time yet another black. I know, I know, oh so boring. And this black is one that isn't readily available anymore, those I think there are some bottles at Anderson Pens. Perhaps there is another site or two that are still selling the last of these inks. Anyway, the ink is the Organics Studio John Hancock black. Written on the usual papers I use, Mohawk via Linen, Hammermill 28lb inkjet, and Tomoe River. The ink drops on a towel are quite interesting, and it's quite a strong black, blacker than Iro. take-sumi and OS Carbon. It was supposed to replicate or be like "vintage" inks, but who knows what that means. Vintage as in the 1920s or vintage as in the 1950s? My guess is it meant the use of simpler dyes and fewer additives making the ink safe for modern and vintage pens. The real downside of this ink was it's slow drying time, exceeding 15 seconds to be completely dry. For me that wasn't a problem, but I'm sure it could be an issue for left-handed writers, and those who want to make up-page notations. Considering all that, here are the photos. An unusual mix of black, red-violet, and a neutral dark blue. Not terribly water resistant.
  3. I may have reviewed this ink before, but this one is more extensive and on some different papers. For some reason the scan came out sideways. The color is probably more accurate than the next image which is just an iPhone picture. The text reads: "This is still one of my favorite inks. A soft lovely purple. O like the color so much that when Anderson Pens had a special sale of OS inks, I got an 8 oz container. Ink for Life. But it is worth it. The vast majority of OS inks I've used have been totally well-behaved. My Menlo in Amber Tortoise is somewhat translucent and this ink doesn't stain. And it has no problems startiung up from a pause in writing. I don't believe this ink is being brought back in the limited release of OS. Maybe some would call this blue-violet." As seen in this last pic it is fairly water resistant if you quickly blot up with a paper towel.
  4. Mardi13

    Os Or Not?

    I am hoping that this is an OS, but would welcome opinions: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201083410221?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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