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Viper Green - Graf Von Faber-Castell



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Graf von Faber-Castell was founded in 1761 and developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. With time they started to offer much broader range of products. Few years ago company's introduced six inks. Last year they've added three new colors to the line. This year they've done the same. Three new GvFC colors hit the shelves.



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Viper Green is quite nice. It's not the most saturated green ink ever created but it remains perfectly legible in all conditions and feels fresh. While I prefer olive greens, this one looks decent to me. It feels quite wet, even in drier pens and the flow is good. I haven't experienced any clogging or skipping issues and that's always a plus. Some feathering and bleedthrough will be experienced on absorbent and thin papers.



Overall impression - acceptable. Probably, I'll even use all carts that I bought.




Drops of ink on kitchen towel




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Software ID




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Color range



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My company's notebook (low quality paper), Waterman Phileas, medium nib



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Field Notes, Waterman Phileas, medium nib



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Rhodia, Waterman Phileas, medium nib



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Tsubame, Waterman Phileas, medium nib




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Water resistance



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Nice review. Ink: not bad as it reminds me of Kelly Green, although a tick mossier.

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Would the its name and colour make this a good candidate for poison pen letters? :rolleyes:

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Thanks for the great review! Now this is a green I can enjoy! It is just a nice, clear, pure green - not too much blue, not too much yellow - not too dark, not too light. I like it!

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It is a wonderful green & perfect for approaching Spring/Summer. It reminds me of Caran d'Ache's Amazon & I will be excited to use them on the same page to confirm their similarity.

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It is a wonderful green & perfect for approaching Spring/Summer. It reminds me of Caran d'Ache's Amazon & I will be excited to use them on the same page to confirm their similarity.

 

Oh - that sounds lovely. I would love to see a scan of that. Amazon was a favorite.

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Thanks for the great review! Now this is a green I can enjoy! It is just a nice, clear, pure green - not too much blue, not too much yellow - not too dark, not too light. I like it!

 

+1. Kind of a grassy green. Thanks for the excellent review work Vis.

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I look forward to when I can get this is the US. I've never tried a GvFC ink, but I'll try this one.

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Looks to me to have a woolly line....Even on Rhoda.

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After giving it some thought, I bought one bottle of this last Friday, but it's not until today that I've tried it. It looks as good on paper as it did on the screen. It's one of those inks that I know I'll use a lot.

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THanks for the great review Vis!

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The colour is nice, but I find this ink to have a rather poor flow. In Kaweco Sport with B nib it writes as if it doesn't want to :(

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i just picked up my first Nakaya... Dorsal Fin V2 Heki-tamenuri and this ink looks like a great match. my bottle should arrive today.... interestingly, the only GvFC inks i have are Hazlenut and this one... both in what I would call non-traditional colors that generally don't call out to me but these GvFC inks are really nice... I wasn't a brown ink fan until Hazlenut and my only other green (Franklin Cristof Midnight Emerald) while quite nice, doesn't get a lot of action on my desk. Of all my pens only a couple get matched with ink.... M800 blue strip w Kon Peki... M805 Ocean Swirl with Ku Jaku and now this Nakaya with Viper Green. I'm in a pretty happy place with these.. :)

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