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I present to test the ink De Atramentis Sahara Grey color olives mixed with old gold. I have to admit, it's quite an interesting color. But writing it refer strange feeling that my eyes lost written text that is noticeable after a few seconds. Very nice shading can be achieved with a nib "F".
As an interesting note, the color is painted in different shades depending on the lighting. It is worth looking him up on a sunny day cloudy and ... in the light bulb. A multitude of colors may be surprised ...



Manufacturer: De Atramentis

Series, colour: Sahara Grey

Pen: Waterman Hemisphere "F"

Paper: Image Volume 80 g / cm2


A drop of ink smeared with a nib




The ink smudged with a cotton pad








Water Resistance




Ink drops on a handkerchief




Sample text







Flow rate: good

Lubrication: good

Bleed through: possible point

Shading: noticeable

Feathering: unnoticeable

Saturation: good

Ink drying time: ~ 5 sec.


Other tests carried out:


Sample text in an Oxford notebook




Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook










If you have interesting inks and you want to give a sample for testing - welcome.
We can exchange a color sample.


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My bottle says it's Sahara Grey. It looks green to me, and to everyone else as well.

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Yeah, mine looks exactly the same. Really, an olive green with -- if I work hard enough on it -- a half a hint of grey. Second anomaly: My own label says "Saharagraun" (grau being the German word for grey [british] or gray [American]) although the label on the net says "Saharagrau". That's okay since it (the German name) is the usual shot of a label to be seen on both the English and the German version on your monitor.



Now for the punch line: maybe my label was intended to mean a hybrid between Sahara Grey and Sahara Green? In any case, I myself do like this ink!

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY







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Just to give you an impression of what is possible wiht Sahara grey


Have a look at this beautiful work of art by fellow member Pictogramax



It is made with the following De Atramentis Inks

  • Document ink Black
  • Sahara grey
  • Document ink Brown
  • Steel blue



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Thank you, I couldn't see the images in the first post.

Such a light color, I imagine I would have difficulty reading it.


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