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How I love this colour!

 

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If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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I just love this ink! Phil at Diamine asked me if I thought it was a bit too dark, or similar to black. Personally I don't think so at all and said so. The resultant 1864 went ahead into production without change and I'm very glad at the result.

The Good Captain

"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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Great review - this is one of my favourites too. A really solid blue black (in all the ways that my Waterman blue-black just isn't). I've tried it in a few pens - and it's worked beautifully in all of them.

 

And I can confirm there's definitely some lovely sheen available with a wetter nib - here's a closeup of the M1000 with a double broad nib on rhodia:

 

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Great review - this is one of my favourites too. A really solid blue black (in all the ways that my Waterman blue-black just isn't). I've tried it in a few pens - and it's worked beautifully in all of them.

 

And I can confirm there's definitely some lovely sheen available with a wetter nib - here's a closeup of the M1000 with a double broad nib on rhodia:

 

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Nice - very nice!

The Good Captain

"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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Is it my imagination or is this darker and richer looking than Eclipse (which is an ink I like a whole lot)?

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 love the reviews! Thank you.

 

If you get around to it, I'd love to CRV these.

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Great review - this is one of my favourites too. A really solid blue black (in all the ways that my Waterman blue-black just isn't). I've tried it in a few pens - and it's worked beautifully in all of them.

 

And I can confirm there's definitely some lovely sheen available with a wetter nib - here's a closeup of the M1000 with a double broad nib on rhodia:

 

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Thank you so much for this delicious image of sheen!

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Is it my imagination or is this darker and richer looking than Eclipse (which is an ink I like a whole lot)?

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Marginally richer, this more moody to my eyes.

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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I love the reviews! Thank you.

 

If you get around to it, I'd love to CRV these.

Excellent. On way, enjoy.

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Woo Hoo!

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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Thank you so much for taking the time to post all of these reviews Bhavna. Blue Velvet was initially the ink I was most excited to try from the Anniversary Inks but after seeing the full pages of writing it's definitely this one!

 

Great review - this is one of my favourites too. A really solid blue black (in all the ways that my Waterman blue-black just isn't). I've tried it in a few pens - and it's worked beautifully in all of them.

 

And I can confirm there's definitely some lovely sheen available with a wetter nib - here's a closeup of the M1000 with a double broad nib on rhodia:

 

attachicon.gifblueblack-sheen.jpg

And thank you for the sheen image schticy; now I'm definitely sold :P

 

 

I just love this ink! Phil at Diamine asked me if I thought it was a bit too dark, or similar to black. Personally I don't think so at all and said so. The resultant 1864 went ahead into production without change and I'm very glad at the result.

I'm so happy you helped push for this dark of a color The Good Captain; I cannot wait to try it!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post all of these reviews Bhavna. Blue Velvet was initially the ink I was most excited to try from the Anniversary Inks but after seeing the full pages of writing it's definitely this one!

 

You are most welcome. I like your colour choices and you should absolutely see both side by side, they are electric..!

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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I have a couple of samples of the 1864 blue black from Goulet. Love it, especially how it dries quickly. It's still not available from US retailers ... They all seem to be waiting for their shipments to arrive. It's killing me because my 2 samples are almost gone. I had been using Noodler's Blue Black. On Rhodia paper especially, though, it takes so long to dry. Was very pleased to find the 1864 doesn't have that issue. The color is wonderful and has a slight sheen even after drying.

 

C'mon Diamine - get that boat to the U.S. loaded and let us have some of this ink on this side of the pond :)

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I have a couple of samples of the 1864 blue black from Goulet. Love it, especially how it dries quickly. It's still not available from US retailers ... They all seem to be waiting for their shipments to arrive. It's killing me because my 2 samples are almost gone. I had been using Noodler's Blue Black. On Rhodia paper especially, though, it takes so long to dry. Was very pleased to find the 1864 doesn't have that issue. The color is wonderful and has a slight sheen even after drying.

 

C'mon Diamine - get that boat to the U.S. loaded and let us have some of this ink on this side of the pond :)

 

Has it arrived yet? I am sorry you have had to wait, but very exciting that you have been able to sample some! I use 1864 in some way pretty much every day which is really lovely.

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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I thought I was going to love this one, but I just didn't. It's not really a blue black. It's a stealth black. Ninety percent of the time, it just looks black. It has to be great lighting to see the blue.

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I thought I was going to love this one, but I just didn't. It's not really a blue black. It's a stealth black. Ninety percent of the time, it just looks black. It has to be great lighting to see the blue.

Yes, I just got a sample of this and found this to be the case as well. It's *definitely* a darker color than Eclipse.

I'm still trying to decide if I like it....

Ruth Morrisson aka instainedruth

"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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Great review. In the spectrum of Blue-Blacks this is definitely one of the darker I have tried. I like the fact that is so very dark. Rich color & subtle blue tones with some sheen and shading that comes out with broad nibs. Sounds like people either love or not care for this ink?

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