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P.W. Akkerman Groenmarkt Smaragd

 

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P.W. Akkerman Den Haag

Akkerman is a very noble supplier of the finest stationery and writing equipment from all around the world, offering their services all around the world. When I wrote very noble...

I mean very noble without exaggeration… There are many companies that supply noble stationery but there are only few who supply the truly noble

The Hague Passage which dates back to the early days of the Belle Epoque is a fitting residence for a company that personifies Noblesse Oblige at it’s finest just as the city of the Hague is the epitome of Dutch Noblesse oblige.

https://denhaag.com/...ion/428/passage

The Hague is not only the seat oft he Dutch parliament but also home of Dutch house of Royals where King Willem Alexander van Oranje-Nassau resides.

As Hofleverancier, purveyor to the House of Royals, and who knows how many ambassadors from all around the world, Akkerman can truly state that it supplies the world‘s finest with the finest in stationery

 

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The Ink and the Bottles

 

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The ink bottles

Having a look at the lovely Akkerman Ink bottles it is hard to believe Akkerman only started supplying inks under their own name as from 2010

Well with ink bottles it is like with fine wines…

“good wines need no bush”

There are ink companies that supply normal inks in noble packages which it is like watering in crystal wine bottle…

The bottle thrills, its contents taste like something one definately needs to discard of soon.

Without being to philosophical, I truly believe that true nobility is an inner value. Therefore, it is is a pleasure to know that Akkerman’s heavenly Inks are served in such noble bottle which are a most beautiful reminiscence of the golden age of fountain pen writing…

As I mentioned above, it is hard to believe that Akkerman started supplying their inks in 2010 only

The Ink

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points 1-5 1 = :) 5= :(

 

Fountain Pens: Lamy Italic 1.5 italic / Conklin Duragraph F nib

Paper: Waldmühle Reflex Premium

Drying time: fast points 5

Flow: very smooth points: 5

Lubrication: smooth in both pens points: 5

Bleeding: absent) Points 5

Shading: medium none points: 3

Waterproof: will survive a drop points: 3

Package: One of the most beautiful points:

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ink.

This ink is a smooth and excellent writer. It does not even feather on even the cheapest paper. The colour is Moss or Forest Green it is dark green and shading :)

There is some show through but it is not too strong. Feathering is medium till good.

The drying time is very short just 5 seconds which means this an excellent ink for left Hand writers. Funnily the Akerman Lievens Kardinaaal Paars has an even shorter drying tie of only 3 seconds :thumbup:

The Ink name

All Akkerman "standard" inks are named after typical The Hague streets, locations or expressions.

The Groenmarkt is The Hague's central square. In the Middle Ages, the vegetable market was held here and fishermen from Scheveningen would come here to sell their wares. Some of the houses have retained their Art Nouveau façades, while several pedestrian streets run off the square: the Paleispromenade to the north, and to the south, De Passage, a wide covered arcade built in 1885 which is popular with shoppers.

More importantly de Groenmarkt is also the location where the entrance of an old and noble shopping mall is located…. Why is that so important….

Akkerman is situated in this lovely mall

https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Tourist-Attraction/Den_Haag-2513_AL-Groenmarkt-a5nyv5bf

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Ink Comparison

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Availabilty:https://www.vulpennen.nl/en/

 

 

Conclusion

Yet another superb ink by Akkerman

Of course taste is personal but I love dark green inks. This ink has a “antique look2 which I love it for. Writing is smooth and then there is this most lovely bottle, the quicky drying, the smooth writing and the lovely Colour make this ink a Work of Art too.

I have also tested Akkerman Lievens Kardinaal Paar from their Dutch Master Collection

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/338322-pw-akkerman-lievens-kardinaal-paars/

I believe I want to buy ALL Akkerman inks

I Love them

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)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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SchaumburgSwan

Hi,

 

thank you for the great review.

Looks like a fine cold green-black. And such a beautiful bottle.

It would be interesting how it compares to Diamine Green Black...

 

Best

Jens

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Morbus Curiositas

Hi,

 

thank you for the great review.

Looks like a fine cold green-black. And such a beautiful bottle.

It would be interesting how it compares to Diamine Green Black...

 

Best

Jens

 

pm me your adress I do not have Diamine Green Black but can send you a card wriiten with Groenmarkt samaragd

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)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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SchaumburgSwan

pm me your adress I do not have Diamine Green Black but can send you a card wriiten with Groenmarkt samaragd

 

Fine, I'll send it the next minutes.

 

Best

Jens

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Morbus Curiositas

Fine, I'll send it the next minutes.

 

Best

Jens

Großartig lieber Jens I will smudge some other dark green ink on the card too ;-)

 

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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)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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amberleadavis

Looks great!

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Great review, Peter! I like this color and I do like Akkermann inks, especially the bottles. It does seem pretty close to DeA Jane Austen, which I really like. I may just have to get a bottle.

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Morbus Curiositas

Great review, Peter! I like this color and I do like Akkermann inks, especially the bottles. It does seem pretty close to DeA Jane Austen, which I really like. I may just have to get a bottle.

Jane Austen is one of my favourite greens too :-)

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)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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inkstainedruth

Anyone knows how this compares to this year's Edelstein LE ink, Olivine?

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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not Yet but will buy a bottle and send you a card with the 2 inks soon

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)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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