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Ink Review: Diamine 150Th Anniversary Silver Fox


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I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order.

This one is Diamine 150th Anniversary Ink Silver Fox. I would call it a light grey. It doesn't seem to lean towards green or blue specifically. So it's a nice neutral grey.


It's a very well behaved ink with some shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the 2 pens I used. I must admit I didn't like the nib on the SMT and found it difficult to write with.

This ink exhibits no showthrough or bleedthrough on my thick paper, so I tried it on some cheaper paper.

It isn't a saturated ink, and a comparison with Montblanc Einstein shows that.

  • The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink, but it's reasonably resistant for a short time.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was an Italic, this ink took 17-18 secs to dry.
  • It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts from either of the pens that both stayed uncapped while I swapped and changed, and did swabs and comparisons with other inks.
  • It is currently available in special 40ml cake slice shaped glass bottles.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.




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Excellent review, Chrissy. I'm not particularly a fan of grey inks but I'm tempted to give this one a try. My favorite grey is Diamine Graphite but this one looks pretty good.

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Excellent review, Chrissy. I'm not particularly a fan of grey inks but I'm tempted to give this one a try. My favorite grey is Diamine Graphite but this one looks pretty good.


You're welcome. I haven't tried Graphite. I'm not usually a fan of grey inks, but I liked the way this one behaved. I'm going to try leaving it in a pen for a while to see if it stays the same shade or goes darker. I'll report back

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Great review, and a good looking ink.


I've used Diamine Graphite and Diamine Grey, and the Silver Fox looks to be a shade lighter. Will have to try some out.

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Thanks for the review. I have lots of gray inks, but don't use them very often. I have a bottle of this, I'll have to fill a pen, next.

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