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K W Z I - Konrad - #54 - Iron Gall - Blue Black Or Test Ig Blue


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Previously incorrectly posted in the KWZI #22 post but I have since been reliably informed by the maker himself that it's not #22.

Either way its a fabulous ink that I've totally enjoyed using and am already sadly missing :mellow:

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_kwzi_22_rhodia.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_kwzi_22_swatch.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_essri_swatch.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_akkerman_10_swatch.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_salix_swatch.jpg

 

(Apologies for not showing Akkerman's No 10 on the sheet. Despite it being my favourite ink I don't seem to have it loaded in a pen. :blush:
It usually lives in my bulletproof Sheaffer Intrigue but ESSRI has been squatting that recently . . .)

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Okay. This is the other ink I was kindly sent that is also 54 Iron Gall Blue Black or Test IG Blue . . .

 

This is MY FAVOURITE COLOURED KWZI BLUE INK that I've been fortunate enough to test but sadly spilt 1/2 the vial in a poor filling session with my Nib Creeper.

 

In many of my pens my current fave blue black, Mont Blanc Midnight Blue, is effectively black when used to write with. This ink is clearly a very dark and gorgeous blue black.

 

I guess it's similar to ESSRI and Akkerman's No 10 in colour only this remains a dark blue and doesn't turn almost black. I am a little confused as I always believed IG inks to have good water resistance. This ink sadly doesn't but is for me THE blue black I've been looking for. Love it. No staining either, so my ink window will be clear, yippee . . .

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_kwzi_ig54_or_testigblue_rhodia.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_kwzi_ig54_or_testigblue_swatch.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_mbmb_original_paris.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_rk_leipziger_shcwarz_swatch.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_essri_swatch.jpghttp://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_akkerman_10_swatch.jpg

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I just inked up a Pilot Metropolitan with the final version of this and I am in love. Beautiful, wet, lubricated, and nicely shady. I think I finally have a blue-black to compete with Bung Box 4B for my affections.

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/Runnin_Ute/fpn_1424623518__super_pinks-bottle%20resized_zps9ihtoixe.png

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Excellent.

 

I bought a bottle of his final formula IG Blue No 4 and IG Blue Black and they've gone straight to the top of the Blue Black pile.

KWZI - he da man.

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I like #54 a whole lot -- but I read in another thread that this is, according to Konrad, archival. I didn't think it was quite as water resistant as I would have expected from that description (I used a diluted highlighter ink over it and it started to fuzz up underneath the highlighter ink -- think feathering, only the ink was in theory already dry; ditto when I tried dampening a dry written sample).

Other than that, the ink behaved beautifully -- no spread, feathering, show through, and reasonable flow even though IG inks tend to be on the dry side.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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I like #54 a whole lot -- but I read in another thread that this is, according to Konrad, archival. I didn't think it was quite as water resistant as I would have expected from that description (I used a diluted highlighter ink over it and it started to fuzz up underneath the highlighter ink -- think feathering, only the ink was in theory already dry; ditto when I tried dampening a dry written sample).

Other than that, the ink behaved beautifully -- no spread, feathering, show through, and reasonable flow even though IG inks tend to be on the dry side.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

From messing with it I'm thinking that the blue dye in the ink is very washable. The blackish line left behind, the IG part, is a lot darker than with other IG's I've seen. I think that that is the archival part, the high IG content. The dye probably isn't archival.

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/Runnin_Ute/fpn_1424623518__super_pinks-bottle%20resized_zps9ihtoixe.png

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