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R & K sketchINK Marlene….

 

In my exploration of waterproof inks, I was long intrigued by the beauty of Marlene.

 

It’s one of those rich full-bodied blues with lovely, lovely shading with Ahab. It’s an that ink that makes me happy. As I wrote I realized I was whistling this tune. A lovely nostalgic song, from one of the darkest hours in human history. Yet also a song that saved two lives.

 

I often wonder if the marketing guys at R&K gave this name consciously, after Marlene Dietrich and her seminal movie the Blue Angel or if it’s all just subconscious…

 

Here are my impressions….

 

· Pens used: Ahab, Jinhao 450

· Shading: Beautiful with Ahab

· Ghosting: Depending nib/ flow combination

· Bleed through: As above.

· Flow Rate: Really nice…

· Lubrication: Good

· Nib Dry-out: No.

· Start-up: Depends on the pen.

· Saturation: A lovely deep sky blue…

· Shading Potential: Oh yes….

· Sheen: Some on TR

· Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None

· Nib Creep / “Crud”: Yes on some pens…

· Staining (pen): Nope.

· Clogging: Nope. But I guess it would help to use a pen wash.

· Water resistance: Oh yes.

· Availability: Only in bottle.

 

Chromatography

Marlene-Chrom.jpeg

 

Swabs

Marlene - Swabs.jpeg

 

Written text on Rhodia

R & K - Marlene 1.jpeg

 

Whimsical text on Midori - with Ahab

Marlene -Midori.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the nice, personal review. Reminds me a bit of Diamine's China Blue and/or R&K's Blue and White Porcelain. Still, too nice to be named M after Dietrich, who I hate. She's buried in my cemetery, so I avoid her when I visit Ferruccio Busoni.

Life is too short to drink bad wine (Goethe)

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Thanks for the nice, personal review. Reminds me a bit of Diamine's China Blue and/or R&K's Blue and White Porcelain. Still, too nice to be named M after Dietrich, who I hate. She's buried in my cemetery, so I avoid her when I visit Ferruccio Busoni.

I doubt if the guys and R & K named it after her.... That was my interpretation :)

I don't have China blue, I can't say. The ink can be a bit flat on Rhodia but on Midori with flex it is delightful...

In my younger years, I attended Busoni's Doktor Faust.

It seems a life time ago....

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In my younger years, I attended Busoni's Doktor Faust.

It seems a life time ago....

Well, by George, you've got taste, man!

fpn_1598631232__doktor_faust.jpg

What is/was a long time ago for me was when I bought this 3-LP (Deutsche Grammophon) album. I not only collect inks but also music. In those days, LPs, of course. And Busoni especially. I'm not into operas but because Busoni composed Doktor Faust (his only opera), I needed that "piece" too.

It's about time that I get this ink (even if) alone for the comparison of all three.

Life is too short to drink bad wine (Goethe)

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Good review, Yazeh! The Ahab on Midori image is a really nice blue! :)

Yes. On Midori and TR it's lovely. On Rhodia it could look flat ;)

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Well, by George, you've got taste, man!

fpn_1598631232__doktor_faust.jpg

What is/was a long time ago for me was when I bought this 3-LP (Deutsche Grammophon) album. I not only collect inks but also music. In those days, LPs, of course. And Busoni especially. I'm not into operas but because Busoni composed Doktor Faust (his only opera), I needed that "piece" too.

It's about time that I get this ink (even if) alone for the comparison of all three.

 

Well, in those times I was into a lot of "obscure" read "marginal" composers... From Medieval bards to Entartete musik, but that's another story and another forum.... :D

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