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4 hours ago, ENewton said:

Robert Oster Barossa Grape

Diamine Grape

J Herbin Poussiere de Lune

Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa

Sailor Kobe Suma Purple

TAG Kyoto Soft Snow of Ohara

TAG Kyoto Nurebairo

I recall that Diamine Grape previously gave you much trouble. How is it going now? And do you like the color? 

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28 minutes ago, PithyProlix said:

I recall that Diamine Grape previously gave you much trouble. How is it going now? And do you like the color? 


I try to mitigate flow problems by using Diamine Grape to write only short jots--for example, a notation in my planner--before capping the pen again.  I wouldn't use it to write a whole paragraph or take notes during a meeting, for example; it just isn't fit for use cases in which one might want to stop for a moment to think.  Given these accommodations, when I pick up the pen in the morning, I still expect a hard start, but not one requiring me to run the pen under a water tap.


I filled a pen with Grape only so as to send pgcauk a page comparing several other purple inks with Scabiosa.  It is surely my least used ink. 


I like the color of Grape as it goes down, but it dries a bit redder than I would wish.   


Note that while other users have experienced staining problems with Grape, I have not.  If it stains the converter in the Lamy Safari I am using now, I will report.


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I’ve been loaded with Diamine Green Umber for the last couple of days, I think it’s a lovely middle of the road green - nothing spectacular, just a solid performer..

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Sailor Seiboku ink just came in the mail. As we all know, the same ink can differ vastly in different pens. Right now I'm trying this ink in a Sailor PGS Red supernova and an Edison Collier (I believe), brown with a chatoyance finish. So far the Sailor seems to be the winner.

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Edelstein Ruby Red, in the M205 Blue Marble, M nib.

Robert Oster Tokyo Blue Denim, in one of the P22s I bought at the Ohio Pen Show (I think it's got an F nib but it isn't marked).

Noodler's Heart of Darkness, in theNoodler's "Forbidden City" ebonite Konrad.

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Using "Kobe - Nada Brown" in honor of Nada from "The Sandman".
I love it!!
Especially with my 1.1 stub...it's just silky smooth, chocolate milk brown and shades so wonderfully.

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DeAtramentis Black Currant in a Santini Libra Fine, in which it is close to black.  
Birmingham Pens’  Black Spruce in a Lamy Aion Dark Green with a 1.1 stub.

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