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Waterman Absolute Brown—A Handwritten Review


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This ink used to be "Havana Brown" before they changed the packaging. As far as I can tell, the ink is the same. Always one of my favorite browns. Thanks for the review.

"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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This is my go to brown ink. Great review! I hate the new names Waterman gave their inks but I rather that change than the actual inks like we saw with Sailor and Caran d'Ache

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This was my favorite ink in an Elysee in brown marbled lacquer with a wet fine point. When I mislaid that pen, I tried the ink in a number of other pens, but for some reason none of the combos clicked. I might give it another try in a cursive italic.

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I have it in one of my Lamy Al-Stars and use a fine nib and I find it great for personal letters to my Franciscan family and friends, I also use it in my journal when on silent retreats. It is a good ink and it looks it the part. Great review thank you very much.

Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. - Richard Rohr

Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. - Jean Cocteau

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Thanks for the review, but this is one I think I'll pass on. It's a little too red-leaning for my tastes.

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 have a bottle of this ink. i find it more on the reddish tone instead of brown. thought it is a decent ink, i don't think it should be called 'absolute brown'.

-rudy-

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This ink used to be "Havana Brown" before they changed the packaging. As far as I can tell, the ink is the same. Always one of my favorite browns. Thanks for the review.

 

I agree Frank C

 

I have reviewed the havanna. Looks the same but has a better name

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Nice ink, nice review (bleep) name, lovely handwriting

 

 

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Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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Nice ink, nice review (bleep) name, lovely handwriting

Thanks

 

Bleep oops sorry

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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I recently filled an Omas that has a wet, fine, extra flexible nib, and I fell in love with this ink immediately.

Now to dig out that big wet stub...

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I agree Frank C

 

I have reviewed the havanna. Looks the same but has a better name

 

Havana Brown could be any shade of brown. This ink is Brown-Red. It should not be called, "Absolute" Brown. Absolutely not!

"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

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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This is my favorite ink. I am currently using it in a TWSBI Micarta with a fine nib, as well as in my Italix Churchman's Prescriptor with a broad italic stub. I love the simple shading that the ink shows in a broad nib.

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Waterman seems to have fallen into that touchy-feely abyss in naming their ink. As from the comments here it is anything BUT absolute. Their PR people must be drinking this stuff when they come up with this pap. Their ink is well-respected as a staple that can be depended on writing-wise.

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I love Waterman inks! After trying several other brown inks, I like this the most. It is the most "well rounded" brown around.

"Today will be gone in less than 24 hours. When it is gone, it is gone. Be wise, but enjoy! - anonymous today

 

 

 

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Waterman seems to have fallen into that touchy-feely abyss in naming their ink. As from the comments here it is anything BUT absolute. Their PR people must be drinking this stuff when they come up with this pap. Their ink is well-respected as a staple that can be depended on writing-wise.

 

Not sure that you can get much browner, and I am not sure how one determines the word 'absolute' is in anyway touchy-feely. :D

Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. - Richard Rohr

Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. - Jean Cocteau

Ο Θεός μ 'αγαπάς

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