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That's really pretty. I don't think Shin Kai is that beautiful in person, but I love the swatch.

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Interesting that Pilot makes so many blue-blacks. I'd have assumed the cartridge was the same as the bottle. Of course, I'd have assumed the blue Varsity was Pilot Blue, too. And I'd have been wrong.

 

So, who knows what I know? I do know I like the bottled blue-black - it's Pilot's bottled blue-black that got me to look at that color in the first place.

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My first blue black was Pelikan 4001 Blue Black. I tried it because the place I bought it (an art store) had some. I didn't want blue and I didn't want black, but I wanted something I could use professionally. They had a bottle. Plus I thought the color looked "vintage" or antique... Always a plus.

 

I have other blue blacks, but it is still my favorite. I also have Diamine Blue Black and Noodler's 54th Massachusetts. I gave Monteverde Blue Black a sample try out - and liked it pretty well. I have an unopened pipette of it as well that Amber sent me a while back.

 

Among the vintage and Blackstone inks. I have some favorites. Both the Thistles, A pen pal sent me a vial of Levenger Empyrean (which I had tried before), one of Iro Tsuki Yo (that is a color that I might actually spend that much money on or at least the small bottle) and I think the other was Diamie Twilight. (I would have to check) Using Blue Cashmere and Black Cashmere I even tried a couple of my own mixes. Problem was, Black was mixed wet, and blue was mixed dry, so I haven't yet perfected it. Color is good, but flow isn't quite right.

Brad

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Iroshizuku Shin-kai

Decent blue-black withou any green. Nice sheen too.

 

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I have no idea what happened with me and this ink. I got it and was underwhelmed and then lately I've become obsessed with it. I use it in a .6mm stub so there's shading and sheen for days on Rhodia paper. It's just extremely rich and may be bumping Sailor Jentle Blue Black from my top spot of Blue Black inks.

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Eagle Powdered Ink. Very fine. It makes me almost want to blue-black at work... Almost.

 

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Here is a quick sample of the Rohrer & Klingner Verdegris Blue/Black. Last of my bottle. One of my favorite blue/blacks will need to get some more.

 

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Iroshizuku Shin-kai and Tsuki-yo really disappointed. I drooled over reviews of these inks but when I got them in person they underwhelmed me. Well, Shin-kai was underwhelming, Tsuki-yo I began to actively dislike.

 

Then I saw some underwhelming, meh, posts about Montblanc JKF and bought a bottle anyway and had the opposite experience. Looks so-so in people's posts but looks great in person. And quite easy-flowing by MB standards.

 

I'll admit that I don't get on on with blue-blacks well. But I like the JFK b/c it genuinely has some blue in it and is not grey-black. In the pen I have it in the light cross strokes are drier and genuinely blue and on the bottom on the wet downstrokes it approaches black. A lovely ink which I like more than the old or new MB BB.

 

 

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Tsuki-yo I began to actively dislike.

 

 

 

Oh my! What happened? I've been very pleased with it, but I am not a blue-black connoisseur, so perhaps I'm naive.

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I actually came to be annoyed with how teal Tsuki Yo is, as well. It just doesn't look like I thought it would in writing.

 

Shin Kai, however, is amazing:

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Well, all I can say is, it works for me. To each his own, right? I must correct my image, however: the Professor of Japanese at my university told me that the better translation of the name is "Midnight Moon", so there we are:

 

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No you are both right. & in fact I even had it in my Pelikan M800 f. The exact pen you used. And it looked the same. I just don't like the color. Too dusty. Too green. So just a matter of taste. It is a fine ink I am sure, I just really dislike that color. It repulses me. Shin Kai was better for me but I didn't love it. Odd. I loved my first Iroshizuku ink (asa-ago) and disliked every single one I have tried after that. Even Kon-peki, which I liked well enough, just seemed like a pale, watery, Sky High (Sailor). I probably would have liked that better if I had not had Sky High and Summer Sky before that.

 

 

 

Well, all I can say is, it works for me. To each his own, right? I must correct my image, however: the Professor of Japanese at my university told me that the better translation of the name is "Midnight Moon", so there we are:

 

 

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That Platinum Blue Black (Navy to my eye really) is pretty darn tooting nice.

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Hmmmmm..... Blue Blacks is yet another slippery slope i have suddenly found myself treading along :)

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Wow, those colors are very different.

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Wow, those colors are very different.

You, of all people, should know that there are NO color standards, in the ink industry.

They can call their product anything they want.

And they have

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You, of all people, should know that there are NO color standards, in the ink industry.

They can call their product anything they want.

And they have

 

That's true. I'm surprised teal is considered blue-black.

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