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Waterman Absolute Brown—A Handwritten Review


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Here is Waterman Brown (I hate the name "Absolute Brown"). It's one of my favorite brown inks. It's well behaved, has an attractive and subtle green sheen when it's laid on thick, it's cheap, and it's widely available.

 

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is havana brown same as this...

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is havana brown same as this...

 

 

Several years ago, Waterman changed the packaging and the name of all their inks. As far as I can tell, they didn't change the formulas. I believe that this is the same as the old "Havana Brown".

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I'm perusing browns and like how Waterman inks behave generally, so I stumbled upon your excellent review. Thank you and know that it's still being helpful a year and a half later.

 

Here is Waterman Brown (I hate the name "Absolute Brown").

 

 

 

If you call it 'Havana Brown' so will I. Mayor LaGuardia changed the name of Sixth Avenue to Avenue of the Americas in 1945 and everybody still calls it Sixth Avenue 70 years later.

 

I like this ink's selenium tone quite a bit. A must for the ink shelf!

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