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This is one of my all time favorite blue, and I always have several pens filled with it. :puddle: I think I definitely love it more now than when I wrote the review, which was over a year ago.

 

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I do have to note, of the three bottles I have, two of them are exactly the same, but the third has a major violet shift, which I feel is even out of Nathan's regular range of making every bottle unique. It's still an awesome ink, just more violet than the other two bottles.

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Thanks for the review.

I picked up a bottle of this last winter when I was in NYC (and made what is now becoming the somewhat annual pilgrimage to Fountain Peh Hospital :thumbup:) and I like the color a whole lot. I had passed on it the first time I was in FPH, because at that point i was trying to match a specific but unidentified blue-black that had come out of a vintage pen. And of course HHB didn't fit that requirement. But this last time I took a look at the ink on it's own merits, since I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more enamored of muted and subtle variations of color -- it's not really blue, it's not really grey, but it's something in-between.

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I adore your reviews. Thank you for sharing.

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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One of my favorites. I especially like all of the FPH inks. Every time I order a pen from them, I order a round of exclusive inks as well.

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

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I love when Frank orders ink!

 

Thank you MHPhoto, I love your reviews.

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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I've never been a fan of blue black ink...always too muted for my taste.

Until now...I'm really blown away by how nice this ink is! Thanks to MHPhoto for a great review. I may have finally found a blue black I can live with. Just ordered a bottle from FPH...and a bottle of each of their FPH exclusives just to keep Henry Hudson company...cuz I'm nice that way.

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Lover of Blue Blacks here... and Henry Hudson is one of my favorites... :wub: :wub:

 

 

Thanks for an awesome review!!! :D :D

 

 

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I've never been a fan of blue black ink...always too muted for my taste.

Until now...I'm really blown away by how nice this ink is! Thanks to MHPhoto for a great review. I may have finally found a blue black I can live with. Just ordered a bottle from FPH...and a bottle of each of their FPH exclusives just to keep Henry Hudson company...cuz I'm nice that way.

What Mary says.

 

I wouldn't even mind a vilet shift, to be frank. What I particularly like about this one is the balance of the color temperature and saturation.

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It looks like the Pilot Blue-Black is a close match for the HHB. Is that true?

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It looks like the Pilot Blue-Black is a close match for the HHB. Is that true?

David, I have the bluer version of HHB and my bottle isn't close to my bottle of Pilot Blue-Black. I think the two are closest when Pilot Blue-Black has just been put into a pen (when it is at its lowest saturation) but still easily distinguishable. At this point, Pilot Blue-Black is a bit of a faded dark blue to blue-black, right? HHB is about a standard deviation closer to teal.

 

Pilot Blue-Black concentrates to a nice dark blue while in a pen. It sheens a bit too. HHB stays the same and they are even farther apart. Hope this answers your one year+ query (I just got my bottle of HHB two weeks ago). I've tried posting photos but the colour isn't being reproduced well.

Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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