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Krishna The Earth Faux Iron Gall Ink



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Krishna inks are produced in India by Dr. Sreekumar, a doctor by profession, and a fountain pen enthusiast by passion. It's not easy to get them but I received some samples and plan to review them.

 

The Earth is a faux iron gall ink - it changes color very fast once the ink is on page but offers no useful water resistance. The ink is a bit dryish but not too much. The color is a nice orange in the vial and for a second when you put the line, it fastly turns darker and, at least to me, less atractive.

 

It behaves a bit like chameleon as the color perceived on different papers varies strongly.

 

Ink Splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Color ID

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Color range

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Field Notes, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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Tsubame notebook, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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Rhodia, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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Water resistance

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Thanks for this new review. Not really my taste especially for an IG ink -- which possibly/apparently "has to be" somewhere between a blue and a black -- but the name's inclusion of "Earth" looks good, maybe actually leaning towards a type of rust.

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Whoa. Love the color, but I like darker brownish oranges. Wish they were eater to obtain. He seems to make some pretty unique colors.

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Will you be doing a review of Orange Honey?

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amberleadavis

Okay, I admit, I like this one. It's the color of dirt. Not the color of dirt we have here in Nevada but how I imagine that dirt should look. Our dirt in some parts of the state is really RED. Krisha is actually more orange.

 

(Red Rock)

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Valley of Fire

 

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Ruby Mountains

 

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Krishna Earth is NOT an IG ink but has the feel of an IG ink. It sort of reminds me of paint or clay. It feels thick and is really opaque.

 

http://heismylawyer.com/2018-2/2018-06/slides/2018-06-09-Ink_16.jpg

 

http://heismylawyer.com/2018-2/2018-06/slides/2018-06-09-Ink_7.jpg

 

And even though I said, Iron Gall, it's not an IG ink, it's just LIKE an IG.

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Amber, your shots are stunning. Sooo.... earth, yes, IG no, okay....

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My understanding of this ink is that its not an iron gall ink, but has the quality of changing color overtime similar to how iron gall ink changes color as it oxidizes, there is no ferric-gallic component to lend permanence to any writing created with it.

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My understanding of this ink is that its not an iron gall ink, but has the quality of changing color overtime similar to how iron gall ink changes color as it oxidizes, there is no ferric-gallic component to lend permanence to any writing created with it.

 

 

Ok.. that makes more sense, cause What's the point of an IG ink that is not water proof?

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Cyber6, I don't know about the waterproof / IG aspect but I can say that I haven't used an ink quite like this one.

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Morbus Curiositas

a bit too bright for me but lovely shading and a lovely review too...

 

thanks Vis

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Ok.. that makes more sense, cause What's the point of an IG ink that is not water proof?

not waterproof is a euphemism...

 

it is absolutely allergic to water 😉

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)

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Amber, your shots are stunning. Sooo.... earth, yes, IG no, okay....

 

No, those are my shots, those are Nevada publicity shots.

 

a bit too bright for me but lovely shading and a lovely review too...

 

thanks Vis

 

Perhaps my scans make it look bright but it's not an Amber bright ink.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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