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KRISHNA GOLD RUSH

The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK

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In Indian Fountain Pen industry or Circles, Dr. Sreekumar is quite known for his hand-turned fountain pens and almost 20 types of nib tuning. However recently he has shelved in to making fountain pen inks under the brand name of KRISHNA.

These inks are sold on eBay India Page for Rs. 550 (8 USD) each for 5 Nos. 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping.

NOTE THAT NEW GLASS BOTTLES HAVE ARRIVED AND THIS WILL RESULT IN BIT OF PRICE INCREASE. However old plastic bottles still remain in stock while the stock lasts.

The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 27 nos. (28 earlier) :

  1. GOLD RUSH
  2. MEADOW GREEN
  3. BLUE MAGIC
  4. AFTER DARK
  5. SAPPHIRE BLUE
  6. LAKE BLUE
  7. BRONZE LEAF
  8. ORANGE CRUSH
  9. AUTUMN
  10. SINDHOOR
  11. GLORY VINE
  12. DARK ROSE
  13. NJAVAL
  14. WILD CHERRY
  15. PURPLE
  16. PEACOCK
  17. YELLOW VALLEY
  18. MELLOW BLUE
  19. VIVID VIOLET
  20. ORCHARD LILY
  21. DARK CHOCOLATE
  22. COOL BREEZE
  23. SILENT NIGHT SKY
  24. FORGET ME NOT
  25. SKY BLUE
  26. GHAT GREEN
  27. PUMPKIN
  28. GIRL PINK / BARBIE PINK (discontinued)

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Krishna Inks – Color Chart 1

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Krishna Inks – Color Chart 2

I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in. I will be reviewing all one by one.

This review is about GOLD RUSH ink from KRISHNA. This is actually like yellow golden colour. And I do like it. It does amazing job in broad nibs. Krishna Ink comes in plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity and new lot with INCREASED PRICES will come in glass bottles now.

INK SPLASH

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Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

Colour is beautiful with no sheen and very little shading.

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

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Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Drop on Paper Towel

COLOUR MATCH

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Krishna Gold Rush – Color Range

WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Gold Rush – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

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Krishna Gold Rush – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View

The ink is legible even in Japanese fine nibs but perform well in Broad nibs

INK SWABS

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Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Passes on JK Cedar - 100 gsm

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Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar - 100 gsm

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Krishna Gold Rush –Scribble on JK Cedar -100 gsm

WATERPROOF TEST

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Krishna Gold Rush – Waterproof Test

Ink when rubbed with water gives away the colour easily and is not at waterproof.

INK DRYING TIMES
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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Drying Times
Ink drying are better than other Krishna inks I reviewed earlier.
BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES
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Krishna Gold Rush – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

There is no feathering of this Ink as you can see from this close-up.

CONCLUSION:

I like the colour of the Ink. It can also be used as highlighter Ink. Performs best in Western Broad and Medium nibs along with the Calligraphy Nibs

The ink has amazing flow properties and is moderately lubricated.

Following are the summation of ink properties:

  • Feathering : No
  • Sheen : No
  • Shading : Low
  • Lubrication : Moderate
  • Flow : Good
  • Water Resistance : Bad
  • Drying Times : Acceptable
  • Nib Creep : None
  • Clogging : None
  • Odor : None

Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)

Edited by mehandiratta

vaibhav mehandiratta

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mehandiratta

Yes it is gold rush.. Swab shown has some difference.. I will upload comparative also..

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The bottle says GOLD RUSH but I was thinking the same thing as Visvamitra...

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Thanks Mehandiratta for these reviews!

 

Can't wait for Yellow Valley :)

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Excellent review and amnother great ink but is it Gold Rush and not Meadow Green for sure? On Swab it looks different than this.

Swabs are not accurate as per the swab list shared and ink sent.. Ink for sure is gold rush... Have confirmed...

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mehandiratta

The bottle says GOLD RUSH but I was thinking the same thing as Visvamitra...

Even I was in two minds after seeing this

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mehandiratta

Thanks Mehandiratta for these reviews!

 

Can't wait for Yellow Valley :)

Tomorrow for sure

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mehandiratta

Nice one! Reminds me of JH Vert Olive.

Oh.. I was just thinking.. It reminds me of one ink from J. Herbin..

 

Thank you

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I just tried my bottle of GOLD RUSH, received Saturday & am also perplexed by this review. MY bottle SAYS: Gold Rush & yet it there is NO green undertone as seen in this review. THIS looks VERY "Vert Olive" & MINE looks like a bit lighter Ambre de Birmanie.

 

I am not "complaining" because I had forgotten this review when choosing my ink selections; I just remembered the "NAMES" of the inks I had liked when I saw them here. (I chose a gold colored acrylic pen when I selected the ink tonite & they are a "dead on" match!)

 

This was the third color I have tried & I LOVE them all, great shaders with a nice intensity of color & all unique colors. I hope more people will try them.

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I just tried my bottle of GOLD RUSH, received Saturday & am also perplexed by this review. MY bottle SAYS: Gold Rush & yet it there is NO green undertone as seen in this review. THIS looks VERY "Vert Olive" & MINE looks like a bit lighter Ambre de Birmanie.

 

I am not "complaining" because I had forgotten this review when choosing my ink selections; I just remembered the "NAMES" of the inks I had liked when I saw them here. (I chose a gold colored acrylic pen when I selected the ink tonite & they are a "dead on" match!)

 

This was the third color I have tried & I LOVE them all, great shaders with a nice intensity of color & all unique colors. I hope more people will try them.

 

the one that i was supplied with was the one i reviewed as u can see from the bottle also ... probably you can share the ink splash here...

 

also the manufacturer has kept updating the colors I believe...

i will try to get new sample for the same and update again...

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