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Diamine Salamander Review


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Hello, fellow addicts!

 

Having spent many weeks languishing in the dungeons of the local hospital this summer, (I hope some of you, at least, missed me!), I finally have enough time and energy to hang around here once more.

 

So, I thought I'd kick start my come-back by offering a review of Salamander; Diamine's latest inky concoction. Here it is:

 

 

 

I have to admit I love Diamine inks, as well as the company's ethos. They sell an amazing array of inks - in two sizes so as to be affordable to all - as well as offering special 'Collections' for the more discerning (and affluent) connoisseur. They ship worldwide, Their customer service is second to none! What's not to love?

 

I haven't bought any other brand of ink for well over a year, now. (No affiliaton, BTW, just one very happy customer here)

 

TTFN
Tawanda!

 

 

 

 

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Tawanda, of course you've been missed. It's good to see you posting again.

 

I agree with you about the Diamine inks. Diamine is the major part of my ink collection.

Your reviews of Diamine Misty Blue and Ochre convinced me to buy a bottle sight unseen but

I think for the Salamander I'll try a sample before committing to an entire bottled. I'm sure it has

all the great properties of the other Diamine inks but I'm just not sure about the color.

 

Thanks for a great review.

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Thank you for the review. This ink will be added to my Wishlist for my next order of fountain pen goodies. It's such a great camo-green that looks solid. I like that there isn't much shading.

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I had high expectations for this ink, but not now sure about this color?

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice; damn

There goes that fox again.

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From my wet-flowing Onoto, Salamander looked significantly darker than this (much closer to The Good Captain's scans). I will be reviewing my bottle shortly to give a comparison.

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From my wet-flowing Onoto, Salamander looked significantly darker than this (much closer to The Good Captain's scans). I will be reviewing my bottle shortly to give a comparison.

Ditto. Not sure I like the color after one session with one pen, but I certainly don't dislike it. I love the association by name and appearance, though. I'm enjoying that.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

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Ditto. Not sure I like the color after one session with one pen, but I certainly don't dislike it. I love the association by name and appearance, though. I'm enjoying that.

I also agree. I am using Salamander in my Edison Herald with a medium steel nib, currently my journal pen/ink combination. So far it looks good!!!

 

 

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I don't like the color in the scan, either. To me the ink looks more like Diamine Evergreen looks in that scan. It's a dark, olive-leaning green with a hint of brown.

 

I've decided I like it. :)

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I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

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I don't like the color in the scan, either. To me the ink looks more like Diamine Evergreen looks in that scan. It's a dark, olive-leaning green with a hint of brown.

 

You nailed it! That is what it is. And no: it doesn't scan at all....

I am no longer very active on FPN but feel free to message me. Or send me a postal letter!

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It is really hard to scan - the green just doesn't want to show, even with a calibrated scanner. It looks its best in natural daylight so I may take some photos to add to my review and see if they appear differently.

 

In response to Sblakers Q about water resistance - it is a Diamine ink so has almost no water resistance. It is exceptionally easy to clean as a result.

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You are all correct - it is really, really, hard to scan the colour accurately. I tried several times and it always looked rather washed out, compared to real life. it isn't baby poop brown at all, its a kind of camo greeny-brown, quite rich and intense.

 

I apologise for my rubbish scanner/scanning skills. A new printer/scanner is next on my 'tech replacement' list...

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Well what I'm thinking is, and haven't seen mentioned, it is very similar to the Stipula Calamo moss green... which I have. I was hoping it would be some magical combination of Cacao de Bresil, Diamine Golden Brown and Vert Empire ;) all three favourites of mine. Is Salamander differentiated enough? Or is it Diamine's response to (or perhaps they manufacture) the Calamo moss green?

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Thank you for the review. It's on my to-get list

More importantly. Welcome back. You've been through a lot and I'm glad to see you're picking up your old trail

Your reviews are always a welcome contribution

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