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It’s perfect in my Pilot Prera, which is a little on the dry side.  The color is pretty in the gray pen also.  Great review!

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I filled a TWSBI Diamond 580 with a medium nib, a dry writer in my opinion, with Writer's Blood. The pen became an almost uncontrollable gusher. Tonight I decided to put a more reasonable ink in the TWSBI and try the Diamine ink in a different pen.


I acquired a Marlen M10 Lux after having been given credit by a dealer who had shipped me the wrong pen. The Marlen pen I received from the dealer wouldn't write at all, as the nib and feed were separated by a millimeter of more (not something you'd expect in a pen at this price). The replacement sent by the manufacturer fared little better. There was no gap between nib and feed but the pen still didn't write well with any number of inks.


With the Writer's Blood the M10 Lux has become as much of a gusher as the 580. I'm beginning to form the opinion that the Diamine ink is just too wet to use.

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It has worked beautifully for me in a few different pens. Years back I was a bit down on Diamine inks too, but not for apparent "wetness". Since then I have discovered a lot of great Diamine inks, which well outweigh the occasional miss.

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On 7/31/2021 at 5:50 AM, encremental said:

I have found it to be pretty much a duplicate of MB's Antoine de Saint-Exupery Encre du Desert, both in flow and in colour - except of course considerably cheaper.

That's good to know.  I picked up an almost full (if not completely full) bottle of Encre du Desert a while back at an estate sale, figuring I could easily give it away.  And was pleasantly surprised by the color (I tend not to like burgundy reds OR brown-reds) -- I found there was a mauve/purple undertone to the color that appealed to me.

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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