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Noodler’s Pushkin

 

Agreeable muted green/blue. While it doesn’t capture the flamboyance of one Alexander Pushkin, it encapsulates the Russian spirit complexities and nuances.  

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A bit about Pushkin before touching his namesake, considered the father of modern Russian literature.  His great-grandfather was Abram Petrovich Gannibal, kidnapped from “Africa” gifted to Peter the Great, freed, and ennobled. 

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Most of his works are in form poetry. 

 

And he was killed in a duel of honor, by his bother-in-law, a French Officer, in a duel at age 37. 

 

Now to the ink.

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I had difficulties reviewing this ink. This is the first Noodler’s which seemed to have flow issues. It absolutely disliked Ahab, especially when flexed.   However, when I wrote with a light touch, the pen glided effortlessly.  

 

Chroma:

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However, compared to similar inks, i.e. Akhmatova, General of the Armies the writing experience was uneven to put it diplomatically. I enjoyed it however, in Lamy Safari. 

 

Ink even diluted, is waterproof. 

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Ink is fluorescent, I would place it between Akhmatova (subtle) and General of the Armies (striking)

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General of the Armies...

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Writing samples: On Midori (photo)/ TR 68 gr (scan)

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Sketch on super absorbent paper (Peter Pauper)

 

 


Swatches:

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Pros: Bulletproof/ very easy to clean/ doesn’t stain etc. 

Cons: Flow, and chemical scent. 

Note: Like most Russian series, this ink is more expensive than the typical Noodler’s ink. 

 

 

·  Pen used: Noodler’s Ahab / Lamy Safari Broad/ Pilot Metro Fine/ Kanwrite Flex 

·  Ghosting:  Yes on thin papers like Stalogy

·  Bleed through: None

·  Flow Rate: On the dry side, sluggish

·  Lubrication: adequate

·  Nib Dry-out: No.

·  Start-up: Depends

·  Saturation:  Yes

·  Shading Yes.

·  Sheen: No 

·  Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None

·  Nib creep: Yes, quite a bit. Though, Lamy has a black nib, so I didn’t see anything. 

·  Staining (pen):  None

·  Clogging: None.

·  Water resistance: Bulletproof 

·  Availability: Only in 90 ml bottles

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the review and background, @yazeh!  And the kitty sketches. :D   Not my color, but I always enjoy your reviews.

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mizgeorge

Lovely review @yazeh - thank you! 

 

I love the colour (and had a cat called Pushkin), but it's still a Noodlers... :)

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16 hours ago, LizEF said:

Thanks for the review and background, @yazeh!  And the kitty sketches. :D   Not my color, but I always enjoy your reviews.

😊 thanks.

14 hours ago, mizgeorge said:

Lovely review @yazeh - thank you! 

 

I love the colour (and had a cat called Pushkin), but it's still a Noodlers... :)

Indeed it is, a Noodler's... :)

 

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namrehsnoom

Thanks for the review and the enjoyable back-story. The colour is not for me though... I prefer blue-leaning teals, and this one is almost a green. And there's also the technical issues you mention. 

Fluorescent sounds cool, but I wouldn't know of any use case where this might be relevant.

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10 minutes ago, namrehsnoom said:

Fluorescent sounds cool, but I wouldn't know of any use case where this might be relevant.

So you're saying these pictures weren't taken at your last party?

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2 hours ago, namrehsnoom said:

Thanks for the review and the enjoyable back-story. The colour is not for me though... I prefer blue-leaning teals, and this one is almost a green. And there's also the technical issues you mention. 

Most welcome.  This I recommend to get first as a  sample.

2 hours ago, namrehsnoom said:

Fluorescent sounds cool, but I wouldn't know of any use case where this might be relevant.

Me neither ;) Probably @LizEF douses herself with this ink when she crashes other parties..... :D

 

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Nice review. I always love it when a bit of history in an ink (or any other) review -- especially when it's all about persons and/or places -- is chimed in. The colour itself reminds me of the New Orleans' Street Car Green number.

Life is too short to drink bad wine (Goethe)

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3 hours ago, yazeh said:

Probably @LizEF douses herself with this ink when she crashes other parties..... :D

:lol:

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I couldn't add all the files... So here is a sketch on Peter Pauper paper (thick and absorbent)

 

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Thanks for the review. I'm trying to figure out a use for this ink—and fluorescent inks in general. I try to avoid black light parties. image.jpeg.69f7a76c3cb00e647f84cba812dd0ba4.jpeg 

 

I did always want one of these posters when I was a teenager. My parents wouldn't allow it. I'm guessing that @LizEF had at least one. 

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I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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A Smug Dill

Thanks for the review! It's an interesting colour I can deal with, were it not a Noodler's ink.

 

On 8/9/2021 at 7:17 AM, yazeh said:

And he was killed in a duel of honor, by his bother-in-law, a French Officer, in a duel at age 37.

 

That would be a bother, hee hee! Especially for the squandered opportunity for someone to remark lamely upon one's passing, “He died doing something he loved.”

 

14 hours ago, namrehsnoom said:

Fluorescent sounds cool, but I wouldn't know of any use case where this might be relevant.

 

My ‘nieces’ love writing with Noodler's Blue Ghost (including on their desks and on the walls), so much so I had to give their mum an extra UV-light torch when I gave the girls theirs to go with the specially inked fountain pens. For myself, though, I can't think of a real use for a fluorescent-under-UV-light ink either, be it normally invisible or mixed into dyed liquid ink; and so I ended up giving them my entire 3oz bottle.

I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

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