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Quick And Dirty: Pelikan 4001 Green



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This is one of my oldest inks, and nothing much remains in the bottle, but it still looks bright. I probably got it because it was one of the few locally available and cheap; I never got along with this colour but there's nothing wrong with it and it doesn't mean others can't appreciate it, to me it looks like a perfect bright green. I'm not sure it's as widely available or cheap these days.

 

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I'm sorry if you can see Mandarin written on the other side but it still gives a good idea of what this ink looks like; it took me three attempts to get the brightness right, and it still might be brighter than on this shot.

 

First row of other colours: Ama Iro, Kon Peki, Souten, Équinoxe 6, Tsuyu Kusa.

 

Second row: Ina Ho, Lie de Thé, Yama Guri, Ajisai, Asa Gao.

 

Third row: Verde muschiato, Vert Empire, Chiku Rin, Inti, Mandarin.

 

Fourth row: Perle Noire, Rouge hematite, Poppy red, Orange Indien.

 

Ffith row: Perle Noire japanese EF, Verdigris.

 

 

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Good comparison as usual but do you have any 4001 Dark Green on hand? The 4001 Green you list here -- which Pelikan actually names "4001 Brilliant Green" -- in fact isn't really all that brilliant a green but IMO and as we see here more of a middle to dark green. Thus the biggest question since the release of their "real" 4001 Dark Green remains: how much darker is the 4001 Dark Green in comparison?

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Good comparison as usual but do you have any 4001 Dark Green on hand? The 4001 Green you list here -- which Pelikan actually names "4001 Brilliant Green" -- in fact isn't really all that brilliant a green but IMO and as we see here more of a middle to dark green. Thus the biggest question since the release of their "real" 4001 Dark Green remains: how much darker is the 4001 Dark Green in comparison?

 

Thanks! I don't have any Dark Green unfortunately; since my bottle is probably at least 15 years old, I would expect it to have evaporated at least a little and be even lighter than what I have, originally. I would definitely call it a medium green and not a light green, like Chiku Rin.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

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I have both, and am glad I have an extra bottle of Brilliant Green.

The darker green was to me a disappointment, it didn't shade as much. Lacked a bit of pizazz.

 

I was chasing purples, when a half bottle of 4001 Brilliant Green was on sale at a store....at that price I'd give green a try.......and green :angry: was nothing I was interested in. :headsmack:

 

Within the year, I bought 14 green or greenish inks. :yikes: Now have 18-19. Never did get back to chasing purple.

 

In the green-green inks, for shading, R&K Verdura finished tied with MB Irish Green, with 4001 Brilliant Green third by a neck. Colors were close....paper and paper tone can make a difference to which leads.

 

I've heard conflicting reports that Pelikan has or will not stop making Brilliant Green. If it has then I suggest buying a now over priced bottle off of Ebay.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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As far as I can tell 4001 Brilliant Green is, in fact, discontinued and has been out of Pelikans product line for about a year.

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As far as I can tell 4001 Brilliant Green is, in fact, discontinued and has been out of Pelikans product line for about a year.

Yup, that's true. the 4001 Brilliant Green has been taken out of their program, officially since January 2018, just because it hasn't been selling well enough to hang onto it.

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What beautiful handwriting..........practice works....being lazy like me, don't. ;)

 

Your nib gave more to that ink than I ever thought. :thumbup:

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German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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