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Here is the 24 November update with a dozen additional inks generously tested by Tom Kellie (as appear in above posts).

Inks for Italic Edge 100

   Recommended: Dry and | or Light Colours

   Tested:

      BIRMINGHAM PEN

         [Carrau reports six **, below, looked and behaved well]

         Aluminium Oxide **

            (blue|teal grey) darker than usual,

            nearly black

         Barley

            light colour, softly glowing, shades well in this nib

         Brushwood 

            good shading

         Carnation 

            charming pale ink 

         Cordovan 

            good shading

         Cornflower **

            (med blue, H20 resist) slightly darker; 

            fine behaviour

         Eroded Bronze **

            (slate blue) improved saturation

            makes it usable 

         Frostbite

         Guppy

         Hemlock Cone

         Lichen Watermark **

            (murky green) now med saturation 

         Pincushion Moss **

            (green, H20 resist) deeper green than 

             usual 

         Pitted Nickel 

            outstanding colour and performance 

         Rotten Seaweed 

            superior shading and ease of handling seem to be 

            consistent traits of  BIRMINGHAM PEN inks

         Sterling Silver

            wet or dry, BIRMINGHAM PEN inks provide

            attractive colour in addition to being

            well-behaved  

         Tattered Jute **

            (sepia, H20 resist) perfect in this pen 

         Terracotta 

            pale ink; good shading

      CARAN D’ACHE  

         Chromatics Cosmic Black

         Chromatics Delicate Green

         Chromatics Divine Pink

         Chromatics Electric Orange

            classic colour; vibrant ink

         Chromatics Hypnotic Turquoise

            Chromatics line of inks has consistently shown superb 

            performance 

         Chromatics Idyllic Blue

            superb ink flow; lovely colour

         Chromatics Infinite Grey

         Chromatics Infra Red

         Chromatics Magnetic Blue

         Chromatics Organic Brown

            clear, crisp strokes and lines; smooth ink flow;

            no issues of any sort

         Chromatics Ultra Violet

            highest performance in this nib

         Chromatics Vibrant Green

            reliable; exceptionally smooth; well-behaved

      COLORVERSE  

         TexMex

            high saturation 

         Quahog

            pale, distinctive colour

      DE ATRAMENTIS  

         Kir Royal

            (scented) this complex formulation of  
            natural ingredients and pigments performs well

      DIAMINE  

         Ancient Copper

            performs well

         Blue Black Archival Registrar’s Ink

         China Blue

         Damson

         Deep Magenta

            well behaved 

         Delamere Green

            high saturation; well lubricated

         Earl Grey **

            darker grey; more saturated than usual

         Eau de Nil

         Eclipse **

            (very dark purple) black when wet; 

            Tom Kellie reports favourably 

         Golden Brown

         Graphite

         Green Umber

         Havasu Turquoise

            ravishing colour is very impressive in this nib 

         Honey Burst

         Maroon

         Onyx Black

         Prussian Blue

         Pumpkin

         Quartz Black

            dark tone, but the nib still exhibits pleasant shading 

         Red Dragon

         Safari

            admirably suited for this pen 

         Salamander

         Sargasso Sea

         Silver Fox

            well behaved; excellent shading

         Teal

         Tropical Green

            colour evokes intense green of chlorophyll

            in jungle foliage 

         Tyrian Purple

            dry ink exceptionally well suited for this nib

      FERRIS WHEEL PRESS  

         Fleur-de-nuit

            pale, pastel ink performs well in this nib

      FRITZ SCHIMPF

         Fritzrot * ^

            (red) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Gelassenheit

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Gewitterwolke

         Morgenröte

         Niebla

            (misty violet) an ideal ink for this pen

         Photographer’s Blue ^^^

            dryness is good match for this nib; good shading

         Sirimiri

         Sundowner *

            (orange) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Zwischenlicht ^ **

      GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL   

         Cobalt Blue

            premium colour and performance 

         Cognac Brown

            performs well; pleasant shading

         Gulf Blue

            soft, relatively pale; shows well in this nib,

            with ample room for colour

         India Red

            full, rich hue

         Olive Green

            lovely hue, good shading; delightful 

         Stone Grey

            raw, uncompromising colour (suitable for  

            serious writing tasks requiring visual gravity)

         Violet Blue

            for those who appreciate a paler hue

         Viper Green

            good shading

      J HERBIN

         Ambre de Birmanie

         Bleu des Profondours

         Bleu Myosotis

            optimal ink flow and no skipping 

         Café des Iles

         Éclat de Saphir

         Larmes de Cassis

         Lie de Thé

            reliable inks from J HERBIN perform well

            well in this nib

         Rose Cyclamen

         Rouge Opéra

            deep colour enhanced by this pen’s broad strokes

         Rouille d’Ancre

            anchor rust pastel colour shows well in this nib

         Terre de Feu

            high saturation; not dry, but performs 

            well in this nib

         Vert Empire

         Vert Réséda

            colour inspired by mignonette (Reseda) foliage

      JACQUES HERBIN

         Rouge d’Orient

      JUSTWRITE + MONTBLANC (amberleadavis’ personal

                                                       blend)

         Blackstone Red + Red Fox (Petit Prince) ^^

            redder than  Red Fox; nib crud evident

      KWZ INK

         Grapefruit

            high saturation 

         Honey

         [Carrau reports both **, below, looked and  

         performed outstandingly]

         Iron Gall Blue-Black **
           high saturation; no shading in dip test

         Iron Gall Green #3 **
           (green-black) similar colour to the tree 

            Norway spruce; high saturation; no 

            shading in dip test

         Maroon

         Thief’s Red

      KYOTO INKS

         Kyo No Oto Aonibi **

            (slate blue) beautiful shading; slight 

            skipping; performs best in this pen

         Kyo No Oto Adzuki-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ginkaisyoku

         Kyo No Oto Hisoku

         Kyo No Oto Imayou-iro

         Kyo No Oto Kokeiro

         Kyo No Oto Moegiiro

            rich colour; excellent shading; top-level 

            performance 

         Kyo No Oto Nureba-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ochiguri-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ruri-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ryokuyuiro

         Kyo No Oto Sakuranezumi

         Kyo No Oto Yamabukiiro

         Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

         Kyo-Iro Soft Snow of Ohara

         Kyo-Iro Stone Road of Gion

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER

         Bleu Méditerranée

         Gris de Payne

            bravura performance in this nib

         Heure Dorée

         Omi Osun

         Sepia

         Teodora

         Yalumba

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER CALLIFOLIO

         Anahuac

         Andrinople

            dark, rich-toned ink

         Atlantique

         Aurora

         Baikal

         Bleu Azur

         Bonne Espérance

            exceptional performance in this nib; near-ideal 

            behaviour

         Bordeaux

            lush ink oozes colour through this nib

         Bosohore

            this premium dry ink works well in the nib

         Botany Bay

         Bourgogne

            another example of a sophisticated ink 

            working well in this nib

         Byzance

            truly outstanding performance in this nib

         Cannelle

            Cinnamon in hue, shading in style, 

            full of warm character in this nib

         Equinoxe(6)

         Inti

         Olivastre

            rich colour flows with ease from this nib

         Pacifique

         Ultramarine 

            deep hue with rich colour

         Violet

      MONTBLANC

         Blue (Homage to Napoleon I)

            had the sterling quality of this ink in this nib

            been known, it would’ve resulted in the 

            purchase of three bottles

         Burgundy Red 

         Chinese Blue (The Blues Palette)

            soothing colour evokes fine blue porcelain 

         Cool Grey

         Egyptian Blue (The Blues Palette)

            shades well in this nib

         Emerald

         Encre du Desert (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

         Greek Blue (Homer)

            a dream ink for both colour and overall performance

         Green (Homage to the Brothers Grimm)

            dark tone; shades well; full richness of hue 

            on display 

         Jazz Blue (Miles Davis) ^^^

            dry, not very saturated ink, shades well 

            in this nib

         Lapis Lazuli (The Blues Palette)

            classic, rich blue shows well in this nib 

         Meisterstück Glacier

         Midnight Blue

         Mint Green (Homage to Victoria & Albert)

         Modena Red

         Petrol Blue (Colour of the Year 2019)

         Purple (Great Characters Enzo Ferrari)

            deep, rich, resonant purple 

         Red (The Legend of the Zodiacs, The Tiger)

            with this nib, a deep, warm colour such as this

            evokes a subtle sense of passion

         Red Fox (Petit Prince)

         Rosso Antico (Homage to Hadrian)

         Royal Blue

         Scarlet Red (Homage to Arthur Conan Doyle)

         Toffee Brown **

            (usually reddish brown) more 

            saturated; more red when wet | more 

            chocolate when dry; modest shading on

            Rhodia

         Ultramarine (The Blues Palette) ^^^

            wet; very dark; good shading; sheen present 

            (amount is paper dependent - gold on Tomoe

            River)

      ORGANICS STUDIO

         Cobalt Blue 

            colour suitable for work and home

         Copper Turquoise 

            the nib displays well, rich colours such as this

         Nitrogen Royal Blue

            this saturated ink is exceptionally well-behaved     
            in this very broad nib

      PARKER  

         Quink Blue Black

            (“permanent” or stain-capable, not waterproof)

         Quink Washable Blue

         Penman Sapphire ^^^

            great sheen; some shading (usually not seen)

            on Rhodia; slightly too wet for this nib

      PELIKAN EDELSTEIN  

         Adventurine

         Apatite 

            PELIKAN‘S 2022 Gemstone Ink of the Year 

            flows smoothly from this nib

         Aquamarine        

         Olivine ^^^

            more shading than seen with 

            P W AKKERMAN Shocking Blue

         Onyx 

            bold and vivid ink displays well in this nib

         Smoky Quartz 

            fairly dry ink is admirably suited to this nib

         Tanzanite

         Topaz

            dry ink with richly saturated hue performs well in this 

            nib

      PELIKAN 4001  

         [Iron Gall] Blue-Black **

            Tom Kellie reports this ink is an ideal match    
            for this nib as it’s notably dry

         Brilliant Black

            controlled performance in this nib distinguishes 

            PELIKAN 4001 inks

         Brilliant Brown

            well behaved, smooth flow, no skipping

         Brilliant Red

            fairly dry ink is admirably suited to this nib

         Dark Green

            paper-friendly, nib-friendly, user-friendly

         Königsblau [Royal Blue]

         Turquoise 

         Violet

      PILOT

         Iroshizuku Ajisai **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower

         Iroshizuku Asa-gao

         Iroshizuku Chiku-rin

         Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki

         Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun

         Iroshizuku Hotaru-bi

         Iroshizuku Kiri-same

            (light grey) shades well in this nib

         Iroshizuku Kon-peki

         Iroshizuku Ku-jaku

         Iroshizuku Momiji

         Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu

         Iroshizuku Shin-kai

         Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku 

            rich saturation

         Iroshizuku Sui-gyoku

            typically of  Iroshizuku, another stellar  

            performer; very well-behaved

         Iroshizuku Syo-ro

            typically of  Iroshizuku, well suited to this nib’s 

            ability to display rich colour 

         Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa

         Iroshizuku Yama-budo

            free-flowing; well-lubricated; saturated colour

      PLATINUM

         Cassis Black

         Pigment Ink Brun Sepia

            [pigmented]

      P W AKKERMAN  

         China Town Red

            very well suited to the nib

         Delfts Blauw **

            Tom Kellie reports this ink is the quintessential      
            light yet saturated blue, and as such deserves 

            a revisit to show its colour

         Garuda Rood

         Groenmarkt Smaragd

         Hofvijver Grijs

         Hopjesbruin

            good shading; smooth, easy-to-write-with ink

         [Iron Gall] Ijzer-galnoten Blauw|Zwart

            especially pleasing shade of blue

         Koninginne Nach-Blauw

         Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indigo

         Oranje Boven

            vivid saturation 

         Parkpop Purper

         Residentie Blauw

         Royal Akkermanblauw

            quintessentially premium ink works well in this nib

         Shocking Blue ^^^

            little shading; slight sheen; ink may be too wet for this 

            nib

      ROBERT OSTER

         African Gold

            striking colour, beautiful shading

         Australian Opal Mauve

            performs in this pen

         Australian Opal Pink

            very light-toned ink performs in this pen

         Australis Tea

            well-behaved

         Caffe Crema

         Cities of America Oklahoma City

         Direct Sun

         Dragon’s Night

            very dark ink still shades in this nib

         Fire Engine Red

         Grey Seas **

            (blue-leaning grey) well behaved;

            beautiful shading; Tom Kellie reports superb hue and 

            performance

         Lemon Grass

         Midnight Sapphire **

            (grey-leaning blue) well behaved;

            lovely shading similar to PELIKAN 4001 

            Blue-Black

         Muddy Bucket

            shades very well

         Muddy Sand

            sensational, and well-matched for this nib

         Purple Rock **

            (grey purple) much more saturated |

            darker; less grey than usual; less 

            shading than usual

         Terracotta

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Tokyo Blue Denim

         Vanness Blue River

         Velvet Crush

            an ideal match with this nib
      ROHRER & KLINGNER

         Alt-Bordeaux

         Alt-Goldgrün

         Blu mare

         Deep Pine forest

         dokumentus light blue

            (H20 resist)

         Fernambuk (Pernambuco)

         Kastanienbraun

         Königsblau

            ROHRER & KLINGNER inks have been outstanding  

            performers in this nib

         Leipziger Schwarz

            very dark ink provides intense contrast in this nib

         Morinda

            as rich a red as one might wish; smooth; well-behaved 

         [Iron Gall] Salix

         [Iron Gall] Scabiosa

         Sepia

         Solferino

            lovely eglantine violet colour; effortless ink flow

         Verdigris

         Verdura
      SAILOR

         [Pigmented] Nano Kiwa-guro

            (“shiny” black, H20 resist) dark tone 

         Manyo Ink Kuzu

         Manyo Ink Nadeshiko **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower;

            (similar to PILOT Iroshizuku Ajisai)

         Manyo Ink Ume

         Nagasawa Kobe Ink Maiko-West Pearl Blue

            pale ink shades well in this nib

         [Pigmented] Seiboko Blue-Black

            (blue black, H20 resist) just about as good

            as it gets; top performance in all respects 

         Shikiori Ink Yonaga

            dark ink’s subtle tones show well in the nib

         Yurameku Ink Itezora

            pale ink that shades well in the nib

         Yurameku Ink Kyokkou

            light tone performs well in the nib
      
SCRIBE

         Indigo ^^^

            good shading; sheen present (amount is 

            paper dependent)

      SUPER5

         Delhi | Orange ^^

      TACCIA UKIYO-E

         Hiroshige-Ruri

            dry; effortless performance

      3•OYSTERS

         Blue

         Bukhansan

         Chilli Red

            performs well in this nib

      WALDMANN

         Blue

            good shading 

      WATERMAN

         Serenity Blue **

            very wet

——————

   Tested by:

      * Como (on Feinpost or Brause Calligraphy)

      ** Carrau (on Rhodia or Staples TruRed)

      ^ Sebastian Stolz (on Feinpost)
      ^^ amberleadavis

      ^^^ bunnspecial (on Feinpost, Rhodia, or Tomoe River)

      all others Tom Kellie (on Feinpost)

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Here is the 3 December update with a dozen additional inks generously tested by Tom Kellie (as appear in above posts).

”Oh what fun it is to write, with a one-nib outstanding pen! — Jingle Pen! 🎵” — Tom Kellie

Inks for Italic Edge 100

   Recommended: Dry and | or Light Colours

   Tested:

      BIRMINGHAM PEN

         [Carrau reports six **, below, looked and behaved well]

         Aluminium Oxide **

            (blue|teal grey) darker than usual,

            nearly black

         Barley

            light colour, softly glowing, shades well in this nib

         Blast Furnace

            once again, a BIRMINGHAM PEN ink which is

            especially well-behaved in this nib

         Brushwood 

            good shading

         Carnation 

            charming pale ink 

         Cordovan 

            good shading

         Cornflower **

            (med blue, H20 resist) slightly darker; 

            fine behaviour

         Eroded Bronze **

            (slate blue) improved saturation

            makes it usable 

         Frostbite

         Guppy

         Hemlock Cone

         Juniper

            dark hue and good shading

         Lichen Watermark **

            (murky green) now med saturation 

         Pincushion Moss **

            (green, H20 resist) deeper green than 

             usual 

         Pitted Nickel 

            outstanding colour and performance 

         Rotten Seaweed 

            superior shading and ease of handling seem to be 

            consistent traits of  BIRMINGHAM PEN inks

         Sterling Silver

            wet or dry, BIRMINGHAM PEN inks provide

            attractive colour in addition to being

            well-behaved  

         Tattered Jute **

            (sepia, H20 resist) perfect in this pen 

         Terracotta 

            pale ink; good shading

      CARAN D’ACHE  

         Chromatics Cosmic Black

         Chromatics Delicate Green

         Chromatics Divine Pink

         Chromatics Electric Orange

            classic colour; vibrant ink

         Chromatics Hypnotic Turquoise

            Chromatics line of inks has consistently shown superb 

            performance 

         Chromatics Idyllic Blue

            superb ink flow; lovely colour

         Chromatics Infinite Grey

         Chromatics Infra Red

         Chromatics Magnetic Blue

         Chromatics Organic Brown

            clear, crisp strokes and lines; smooth ink flow;

            no issues of any sort

         Chromatics Ultra Violet

            highest performance in this nib

         Chromatics Vibrant Green

            reliable; exceptionally smooth; well-behaved

      COLORVERSE  

         TexMex

            high saturation 

         Quahog

            pale, distinctive colour

      DE ATRAMENTIS  

         Kir Royal

            (scented) this complex formulation of  
            natural ingredients and pigments performs well

      DIAMINE  

         Ancient Copper

            performs well

         Blue Black Archival Registrar’s Ink

         China Blue

         Damson

         Deep Magenta

            well behaved 

         Delamere Green

            high saturation; well lubricated

         Earl Grey **

            darker grey; more saturated than usual

         Eau de Nil

         Eclipse **

            (very dark purple) black when wet; 

            Tom Kellie reports favourably 

         Golden Brown

         Graphite

         Green Umber

         Havasu Turquoise

            ravishing colour is very impressive in this nib 

         Honey Burst

         Maroon

         Onyx Black

         Prussian Blue

         Pumpkin

         Quartz Black

            dark tone, but the nib still exhibits pleasant shading 

         Red Dragon

         Safari

            admirably suited for this pen 

         Salamander

         Sargasso Sea

         Silver Fox

            well behaved; excellent shading

         Teal

         Tropical Green

            colour evokes intense green of chlorophyll

            in jungle foliage 

         Tyrian Purple

            dry ink exceptionally well suited for this nib

      FERRIS WHEEL PRESS  

         Fleur-de-nuit

            pale, pastel ink performs well in this nib

      FRITZ SCHIMPF

         Fritzrot * ^

            (red) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Gelassenheit

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Gewitterwolke

         Morgenröte

         Niebla

            (misty violet) an ideal ink for this pen

         Photographer’s Blue ^^^

            dryness is good match for this nib; good shading

         Sirimiri

         Sundowner *

            (orange) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Zwischenlicht ^ **

      GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL   

         Cobalt Blue

            premium colour and performance 

         Cognac Brown

            performs well; pleasant shading

         Garnet Red

         Gulf Blue

            soft, relatively pale; shows well in this nib,

            with ample room for colour

         India Red

            full, rich hue

         Olive Green

            lovely hue, good shading; delightful 

         Stone Grey

            raw, uncompromising colour (suitable for  

            serious writing tasks requiring visual gravity)

         Violet Blue

            for those who appreciate a paler hue

         Viper Green

            good shading

      J HERBIN

         Ambre de Birmanie

         Bleu des Profondours

         Bleu Myosotis

            optimal ink flow and no skipping 

         Café des Iles

         Éclat de Saphir

         Larmes de Cassis

         Lie de Thé

            reliable inks from J HERBIN perform well

            well in this nib

         Rose Cyclamen

         Rouge Opéra

            deep colour enhanced by this pen’s broad strokes

         Rouille d’Ancre

            anchor rust pastel colour shows well in this nib

         Terre de Feu

            high saturation; not dry, but performs 

            well in this nib

         Vert Empire

         Vert Réséda

            colour inspired by mignonette (Reseda) foliage

      JACQUES HERBIN

         Rouge d’Orient

      JUSTWRITE + MONTBLANC (amberleadavis’ personal

                                                       blend)

         Blackstone Red + Red Fox (Petit Prince) ^^

            redder than  Red Fox; nib crud evident

      KWZ INK

         Grapefruit

            high saturation 

         Honey

         [Carrau reports both **, below, looked and  

         performed outstandingly]

         Iron Gall Blue-Black **
           high saturation; no shading in dip test

         Iron Gall Green #3 **
           (green-black) similar colour to the tree 

            Norway spruce; high saturation; no 

            shading in dip test

         Maroon

         Thief’s Red

      KYOTO INKS

         Kyo No Oto Aonibi **

            (slate blue) beautiful shading; slight 

            skipping; performs best in this pen

         Kyo No Oto Adzuki-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ginkaisyoku

         Kyo No Oto Hisoku

         Kyo No Oto Imayou-iro

         Kyo No Oto Kokeiro

         Kyo No Oto Moegiiro

            rich colour; excellent shading; top-level 

            performance 

         Kyo No Oto Nureba-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ochiguri-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ruri-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ryokuyuiro

         Kyo No Oto Sakuranezumi

         Kyo No Oto Yamabukiiro

         Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

         Kyo-Iro Soft Snow of Ohara

         Kyo-Iro Stone Road of Gion

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER

         Bleu Méditerranée

         Gris de Payne

            bravura performance in this nib

         Heure Dorée

         Omi Osun

         Sepia

         Teodora

         Yalumba

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER CALLIFOLIO

         Anahuac

         Andrinople

            dark, rich-toned ink

         Atlantique

         Aurora

         Baikal

         Bleu Azur

         Bonne Espérance

            exceptional performance in this nib; near-ideal 

            behaviour

         Bordeaux

            lush ink oozes colour through this nib

         Bosohore

            this premium dry ink works well in the nib

         Botany Bay

         Bourgogne

            another example of a sophisticated ink 

            working well in this nib

         Byzance

            truly outstanding performance in this nib

         Cannelle

            Cinnamon in hue, shading in style, 

            full of warm character in this nib

         Cassis

         Equinoxe(6)

         Inti

         Olifants

         Olivastre

            rich colour flows with ease from this nib

         Pacifique

         Ultramarine 

            deep hue with rich colour

         Violet

      MONTBLANC

         Blue (Around the World in 80 Days)

         Blue (Homage to Napoleon I)

            had the sterling quality of this ink in this nib

            been known, it would’ve resulted in the 

            purchase of three bottles

         Burgundy Red 

         Chinese Blue (The Blues Palette)

            soothing colour evokes fine blue porcelain 

         Cool Grey

         Egyptian Blue (The Blues Palette)

            shades well in this nib

         Emerald

         Encre du Desert (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

         Greek Blue (Homer)

            a dream ink for both colour and overall performance

         Green (Homage to the Brothers Grimm)

            dark tone; shades well; full richness of hue 

            on display 

         Jazz Blue (Miles Davis) ^^^

            dry, not very saturated ink, shades well 

            in this nib

         Lapis Lazuli (The Blues Palette)

            classic, rich blue shows well in this nib 

         Meisterstück Glacier

         Midnight Blue

         Mint Green (Homage to Victoria & Albert)

         Modena Red

         Petrol Blue (Colour of the Year 2019)

         Purple (Great Characters Enzo Ferrari)

            deep, rich, resonant purple 

         Red (The Legend of the Zodiacs, The Tiger)

            with this nib, a deep, warm colour such as this

            evokes a subtle sense of passion

         Red Fox (Petit Prince)

         Rosso Antico (Homage to Hadrian)

         Royal Blue

         Scarlet Red (Homage to Arthur Conan Doyle)

         Toffee Brown **

            (usually reddish brown) more 

            saturated; more red when wet | more 

            chocolate when dry; modest shading on

            Rhodia

         Ultramarine (The Blues Palette) ^^^

            wet; very dark; good shading; sheen present 

            (amount is paper dependent - gold on Tomoe

            River)

      ORGANICS STUDIO

         Cobalt Blue 

            colour suitable for work and home

         Copper Turquoise 

            the nib displays well, rich colours such as this

         Nitrogen Royal Blue

            this saturated ink is exceptionally well-behaved     
            in this very broad nib

      PARKER  

         Quink Blue Black

            (“permanent” or stain-capable, not waterproof)

         Quink Washable Blue

         Penman Sapphire ^^^

            great sheen; some shading (usually not seen)

            on Rhodia; slightly too wet for this nib

      PELIKAN EDELSTEIN  

         Adventurine

         Apatite 

            PELIKAN‘S 2022 Gemstone Ink of the Year 

            flows smoothly from this nib

         Aquamarine        

         Olivine ^^^

            more shading than seen with 

            P W AKKERMAN Shocking Blue

         Onyx 

            bold and vivid ink displays well in this nib

         Smoky Quartz 

            fairly dry ink is admirably suited to this nib

         Star Ruby

         Tanzanite

         Topaz

            dry ink with richly saturated hue performs well in this 

            nib

      PELIKAN 4001  

         [Iron Gall] Blue-Black **

            Tom Kellie reports this ink is an ideal match    
            for this nib as it’s notably dry

         Brilliant Black

            controlled performance in this nib distinguishes 

            PELIKAN 4001 inks

         Brilliant Brown

            well behaved, smooth flow, no skipping

         Brilliant Red

            fairly dry ink is admirably suited to this nib

         Dark Green

            paper-friendly, nib-friendly, user-friendly

         Königsblau [Royal Blue]

         Turquoise 

         Violet

      PILOT IROSHIZUKU

         Ajisai **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower

         Asa-gao

         Chiku-rin

         Fuyu-gaki

         Fuyu-syogun

         Hotaru-bi

         Kiri-same

            (light grey) shades well in this nib

         Kon-peki

         Ku-jaku

         Momiji

         Murasaki-shikibu

         Shin-kai

         Shin-ryoku 

            rich saturation

         Sui-gyoku

            typically of  Iroshizuku, another stellar  

            performer; very well-behaved

         Syo-ro

            typically of  Iroshizuku, well suited to this nib’s 

            ability to display rich colour 

         Tsuyu-kusa

         Yama-budo

            free-flowing; well-lubricated; saturated colour

      PILOT NAMIKI

         Blue 

            flows smoothly; a nice match with this

            broad nib

      PLATINUM

         Cassis Black

         Pigment Ink Brun Sepia

            [pigmented]

      P W AKKERMAN  

         Bezuidenwoudgroen

            not only lovely shading, but also superb      

            performance on Fritz Schimpf Feinpost paper

         China Town Red

            very well suited to the nib

         Delfts Blauw **

            Tom Kellie reports this ink is the quintessential      
            light yet saturated blue, and as such deserves 

            a revisit to show its colour

         Garuda Rood

         Groenmarkt Smaragd

         Hofvijver Grijs

         Hopjesbruin

            good shading; smooth, easy-to-write-with ink

         [Iron Gall] Ijzer-Galnoten Blauw|Zwart

            especially pleasing shade of blue

         KoninginneNach-Blauw

         Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indigo

         Oranje Boven

            vivid saturation 

         Parkpop Purper

         Residentie Blauw

         Royal Akkermanblauw uitwasbaar

            [washable] quintessentially premium ink works well

            in this nib

         Shocking Blue ^^^

            little shading; slight sheen; ink may be too wet for this 

            nib

      ROBERT OSTER

         African Gold

            striking colour, beautiful shading

         Australian Opal Mauve

            performs in this pen

         Australian Opal Pink

            very light-toned ink performs in this pen

         Australis Tea

            well-behaved

         Caffe Crema

         Cities of America Oklahoma City

         Direct Sun

         Dragon’s Night

            very dark ink still shades in this nib

         Fire Engine Red

         Grey Seas **

            (blue-leaning grey) well behaved;

            beautiful shading; Tom Kellie reports superb hue and 

            performance

         Lemon Grass

         Midnight Sapphire **

            (grey-leaning blue) well behaved;

            lovely shading similar to PELIKAN 4001 

            Blue-Black

         Muddy Bucket

            shades very well

         Muddy Sand

            sensational, and well-matched for this nib

         Purple Rock **

            (grey purple) much more saturated |

            darker; less grey than usual; less 

            shading than usual

         Soda Pop Blue

            saturated, well lubricated, intensely coloured; 

            Soda Pop Blue makes a strong impression 

         Terracotta

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Tokyo Blue Denim

         Vanness Blue River

         Velvet Crush

            an ideal match with this nib
      ROHRER & KLINGNER

         Alt-Bordeaux

         Alt-Goldgrün

         Blu mare

         Deep Pine forest

         dokumentus light blue

            (H20 resist)

         Fernambuk (Pernambuco)

         Kastanienbraun

         Königsblau

            ROHRER & KLINGNER inks have been outstanding  

            performers in this nib

         Leipziger Schwarz

            very dark ink provides intense contrast in this nib

         Morinda

            as rich a red as one might wish; smooth; well-behaved 

         [Iron Gall] Salix

         [Iron Gall] Scabiosa

         Sepia

         Solferino

            lovely eglantine violet colour; effortless ink flow

         Smaragdgrün

            pleasant shading, attractive colour, and smooth flow;  

            Smaragdgrün is delightful 

         Verdigris

         Verdura
      SAILOR

         [Pigmented] Nano Kiwa-guro

            (“shiny” black, H20 resist) dark tone 

         Manyo Ink Kuzu

         Manyo Ink Nadeshiko **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower;

            (similar to PILOT Iroshizuku Ajisai)

         Manyo Ink Ume

         Nagasawa Kobe Ink Maiko-West Pearl Blue

            pale ink shades well in this nib

         [Pigmented] Seiboko Blue-Black

            (blue black, H20 resist) just about as good

            as it gets; top performance in all respects 

         Shikiori Ink Yonaga

            dark ink’s subtle tones show well in the nib

         Yurameku Ink Itezora

            pale ink that shades well in the nib

         Yurameku Ink Kyokkou

            light tone performs well in the nib
      
SCRIBE

         Indigo ^^^

            good shading; sheen present (amount is 

            paper dependent)

      SUPER5

         Delhi | Orange ^^

      TACCIA UKIYO-E

         Hiroshige-Ruri

            dry; effortless performance

      3•OYSTERS

         Aqua Green

            well-balanced; another 3•OYSTERS ink

            exceptionally well-suited for this nib

         Blue

         Bukhansan

         Chilli Red

            performs well in this nib

      WALDMANN

         Blue

            good shading 

      WATERMAN

         Serenity Blue **

            very wet

——————

   Tested by:

      * Como (on Feinpost or Brause Calligraphy)

      ** Carrau (on Rhodia or Staples TruRed)

      ^ Sebastian Stolz (on Feinpost)
      ^^ amberleadavis

      ^^^ bunnspecial (on Feinpost, Rhodia, or Tomoe River)

      all others Tom Kellie (on Feinpost)

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Here is the 4 December update with an additional ink generously tested by amberleadavis (as appears in the above post).
In addition is the 3 December update of a dozen additional inks generously tested by Tom Kellie (as appear in earlier posts).

”Oh what fun it is to write, with a one-nib outstanding pen! — Jingle Pen! 🎵” — Tom Kellie

 

Inks for Italic Edge 100

   Recommended: Dry and | or Light Colours

   Tested:

      BIRMINGHAM PEN

         [Carrau reports six **, below, looked and behaved well]

         Aluminium Oxide **

            (blue|teal grey) darker than usual,

            nearly black

         Barley

            light colour, softly glowing, shades well in this nib

         Blast Furnace

            once again, a BIRMINGHAM PEN ink which is

            especially well-behaved in this nib

         Brushwood 

            good shading

         Carnation 

            charming pale ink 

         Cordovan 

            good shading

         Cornflower **

            (med blue, H20 resist) slightly darker; 

            fine behaviour

         Eroded Bronze **

            (slate blue) improved saturation

            makes it usable 

         Frostbite

         Guppy

         Hemlock Cone

         Juniper

            dark hue and good shading

         Lichen Watermark **

            (murky green) now med saturation 

         Pincushion Moss **

            (green, H20 resist) deeper green than 

             usual 

         Pitted Nickel 

            outstanding colour and performance 

         Rotten Seaweed 

            superior shading and ease of handling seem to be 

            consistent traits of  BIRMINGHAM PEN inks

         Sterling Silver

            wet or dry, BIRMINGHAM PEN inks provide

            attractive colour in addition to being

            well-behaved  

         Tattered Jute **

            (sepia, H20 resist) perfect in this pen 

         Terracotta 

            pale ink; good shading

      BOOKBINDER SNAKE INK  

         Everglades Ratsnake ^^

      CARAN D’ACHE  

         Chromatics Cosmic Black

         Chromatics Delicate Green

         Chromatics Divine Pink

         Chromatics Electric Orange

            classic colour; vibrant ink

         Chromatics Hypnotic Turquoise

            Chromatics line of inks has consistently shown superb 

            performance 

         Chromatics Idyllic Blue

            superb ink flow; lovely colour

         Chromatics Infinite Grey

         Chromatics Infra Red

         Chromatics Magnetic Blue

         Chromatics Organic Brown

            clear, crisp strokes and lines; smooth ink flow;

            no issues of any sort

         Chromatics Ultra Violet

            highest performance in this nib

         Chromatics Vibrant Green

            reliable; exceptionally smooth; well-behaved

      COLORVERSE  

         TexMex

            high saturation 

         Quahog

            pale, distinctive colour

      DE ATRAMENTIS  

         Kir Royal

            (scented) this complex formulation of  
            natural ingredients and pigments performs well

      DIAMINE  

         Ancient Copper

            performs well

         Blue Black Archival Registrar’s Ink

         China Blue

         Damson

         Deep Magenta

            well behaved 

         Delamere Green

            high saturation; well lubricated

         Earl Grey **

            darker grey; more saturated than usual

         Eau de Nil

         Eclipse **

            (very dark purple) black when wet; 

            Tom Kellie reports favourably 

         Golden Brown

         Graphite

         Green Umber

         Havasu Turquoise

            ravishing colour is very impressive in this nib 

         Honey Burst

         Maroon

         Onyx Black

         Prussian Blue

         Pumpkin

         Quartz Black

            dark tone, but the nib still exhibits pleasant shading 

         Red Dragon

         Safari

            admirably suited for this pen 

         Salamander

         Sargasso Sea

         Silver Fox

            well behaved; excellent shading

         Teal

         Tropical Green

            colour evokes intense green of chlorophyll

            in jungle foliage 

         Tyrian Purple

            dry ink exceptionally well suited for this nib

      FERRIS WHEEL PRESS  

         Fleur-de-nuit

            pale, pastel ink performs well in this nib

      FRITZ SCHIMPF

         Fritzrot * ^

            (red) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Gelassenheit

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Gewitterwolke

         Morgenröte

         Niebla

            (misty violet) an ideal ink for this pen

         Photographer’s Blue ^^^

            dryness is good match for this nib; good shading

         Sirimiri

         Sundowner *

            (orange) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Zwischenlicht ^ **

      GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL   

         Cobalt Blue

            premium colour and performance 

         Cognac Brown

            performs well; pleasant shading

         Garnet Red

         Gulf Blue

            soft, relatively pale; shows well in this nib,

            with ample room for colour

         India Red

            full, rich hue

         Olive Green

            lovely hue, good shading; delightful 

         Stone Grey

            raw, uncompromising colour (suitable for  

            serious writing tasks requiring visual gravity)

         Violet Blue

            for those who appreciate a paler hue

         Viper Green

            good shading

      J HERBIN

         Ambre de Birmanie

         Bleu des Profondours

         Bleu Myosotis

            optimal ink flow and no skipping 

         Café des Iles

         Éclat de Saphir

         Larmes de Cassis

         Lie de Thé

            reliable inks from J HERBIN perform well

            well in this nib

         Rose Cyclamen

         Rouge Opéra

            deep colour enhanced by this pen’s broad strokes

         Rouille d’Ancre

            anchor rust pastel colour shows well in this nib

         Terre de Feu

            high saturation; not dry, but performs 

            well in this nib

         Vert Empire

         Vert Réséda

            colour inspired by mignonette (Reseda) foliage

      JACQUES HERBIN

         Rouge d’Orient

      JUSTWRITE + MONTBLANC (amberleadavis’ personal

                                                       blend)

         Blackstone Red + Red Fox (Petit Prince) ^^

            redder than  Red Fox; nib crud evident

      KWZ INK

         Grapefruit

            high saturation 

         Honey

         [Carrau reports both **, below, looked and  

         performed outstandingly]

         Iron Gall Blue-Black **
           high saturation; no shading in dip test

         Iron Gall Green #3 **
           (green-black) similar colour to the tree 

            Norway spruce; high saturation; no 

            shading in dip test

         Maroon

         Thief’s Red

      KYOTO INKS

         Kyo No Oto Aonibi **

            (slate blue) beautiful shading; slight 

            skipping; performs best in this pen

         Kyo No Oto Adzuki-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ginkaisyoku

         Kyo No Oto Hisoku

         Kyo No Oto Imayou-iro

         Kyo No Oto Kokeiro

         Kyo No Oto Moegiiro

            rich colour; excellent shading; top-level 

            performance 

         Kyo No Oto Nureba-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ochiguri-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ruri-iro

         Kyo No Oto Ryokuyuiro

         Kyo No Oto Sakuranezumi

         Kyo No Oto Yamabukiiro

         Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

         Kyo-Iro Soft Snow of Ohara

         Kyo-Iro Stone Road of Gion

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER

         Bleu Méditerranée

         Gris de Payne

            bravura performance in this nib

         Heure Dorée

         Omi Osun

         Sepia

         Teodora

         Yalumba

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER CALLIFOLIO

         Anahuac

         Andrinople

            dark, rich-toned ink

         Atlantique

         Aurora

         Baikal

         Bleu Azur

         Bonne Espérance

            exceptional performance in this nib; near-ideal 

            behaviour

         Bordeaux

            lush ink oozes colour through this nib

         Bosohore

            this premium dry ink works well in the nib

         Botany Bay

         Bourgogne

            another example of a sophisticated ink 

            working well in this nib

         Byzance

            truly outstanding performance in this nib

         Cannelle

            Cinnamon in hue, shading in style, 

            full of warm character in this nib

         Cassis

         Equinoxe(6)

         Inti

         Olifants

         Olivastre

            rich colour flows with ease from this nib

         Pacifique

         Ultramarine 

            deep hue with rich colour

         Violet

      MONTBLANC

         Blue (Around the World in 80 Days)

         Blue (Homage to Napoleon I)

            had the sterling quality of this ink in this nib

            been known, it would’ve resulted in the 

            purchase of three bottles

         Burgundy Red 

         Chinese Blue (The Blues Palette)

            soothing colour evokes fine blue porcelain 

         Cool Grey

         Egyptian Blue (The Blues Palette)

            shades well in this nib

         Emerald

         Encre du Desert (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

         Greek Blue (Homer)

            a dream ink for both colour and overall performance

         Green (Homage to the Brothers Grimm)

            dark tone; shades well; full richness of hue 

            on display 

         Jazz Blue (Miles Davis) ^^^

            dry, not very saturated ink, shades well 

            in this nib

         Lapis Lazuli (The Blues Palette)

            classic, rich blue shows well in this nib 

         Meisterstück Glacier

         Midnight Blue

         Mint Green (Homage to Victoria & Albert)

         Modena Red

         Petrol Blue (Colour of the Year 2019)

         Purple (Great Characters Enzo Ferrari)

            deep, rich, resonant purple 

         Red (The Legend of the Zodiacs, The Tiger)

            with this nib, a deep, warm colour such as this

            evokes a subtle sense of passion

         Red Fox (Petit Prince)

         Rosso Antico (Homage to Hadrian)

         Royal Blue

         Scarlet Red (Homage to Arthur Conan Doyle)

         Toffee Brown **

            (usually reddish brown) more 

            saturated; more red when wet | more 

            chocolate when dry; modest shading on

            Rhodia

         Ultramarine (The Blues Palette) ^^^

            wet; very dark; good shading; sheen present 

            (amount is paper dependent - gold on Tomoe

            River)

      ORGANICS STUDIO

         Cobalt Blue 

            colour suitable for work and home

         Copper Turquoise 

            the nib displays well, rich colours such as this

         Nitrogen Royal Blue

            this saturated ink is exceptionally well-behaved     
            in this very broad nib

      PARKER  

         Quink Blue Black

            (“permanent” or stain-capable, not waterproof)

         Quink Washable Blue

         Penman Sapphire ^^^

            great sheen; some shading (usually not seen)

            on Rhodia; slightly too wet for this nib

      PELIKAN EDELSTEIN  

         Adventurine

         Apatite 

            PELIKAN‘S 2022 Gemstone Ink of the Year 

            flows smoothly from this nib

         Aquamarine        

         Olivine ^^^

            more shading than seen with 

            P W AKKERMAN Shocking Blue

         Onyx 

            bold and vivid ink displays well in this nib

         Smoky Quartz 

            fairly dry ink is admirably suited to this nib

         Star Ruby

         Tanzanite

         Topaz

            dry ink with richly saturated hue performs well in this 

            nib

      PELIKAN 4001  

         [Iron Gall] Blue-Black **

            Tom Kellie reports this ink is an ideal match    
            for this nib as it’s notably dry

         Brilliant Black

            controlled performance in this nib distinguishes 

            PELIKAN 4001 inks

         Brilliant Brown

            well behaved, smooth flow, no skipping

         Brilliant Red

            fairly dry ink is admirably suited to this nib

         Dark Green

            paper-friendly, nib-friendly, user-friendly

         Königsblau [Royal Blue]

         Turquoise 

         Violet

      PILOT IROSHIZUKU

         Ajisai **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower

         Asa-gao

         Chiku-rin

         Fuyu-gaki

         Fuyu-syogun

         Hotaru-bi

         Kiri-same

            (light grey) shades well in this nib

         Kon-peki

         Ku-jaku

         Momiji

         Murasaki-shikibu

         Shin-kai

         Shin-ryoku 

            rich saturation

         Sui-gyoku

            typically of  Iroshizuku, another stellar  

            performer; very well-behaved

         Syo-ro

            typically of  Iroshizuku, well suited to this nib’s 

            ability to display rich colour 

         Tsuyu-kusa

         Yama-budo

            free-flowing; well-lubricated; saturated colour

      PILOT NAMIKI

         Blue 

            flows smoothly; a nice match with this 

            broad nib

      PLATINUM

         Cassis Black

         Pigment Ink Brun Sepia

            [pigmented]

      P W AKKERMAN  

         Bezuidenwoudgroen

            not only lovely shading, but also superb      

            performance on Fritz Schimpf Feinpost paper

         China Town Red

            very well suited to the nib

         Delfts Blauw **

            Tom Kellie reports this ink is the quintessential      
            light yet saturated blue, and as such deserves 

            a revisit to show its colour

         Garuda Rood

         Groenmarkt Smaragd

         Hofvijver Grijs

         Hopjesbruin

            good shading; smooth, easy-to-write-with ink

         [Iron Gall] Ijzer-Galnoten Blauw|Zwart

            especially pleasing shade of blue

         KoninginneNach-Blauw

         Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indigo

         Oranje Boven

            vivid saturation 

         Parkpop Purper

         Residentie Blauw

         Royal Akkermanblauw uitwasbaar

            [washable] quintessentially premium ink works well 

            in this nib

         Shocking Blue ^^^

            little shading; slight sheen; ink may be too wet for this 

            nib

      ROBERT OSTER

         African Gold

            striking colour, beautiful shading

         Australian Opal Mauve

            performs in this pen

         Australian Opal Pink

            very light-toned ink performs in this pen

         Australis Tea

            well-behaved

         Caffe Crema

         Cities of America Oklahoma City

         Direct Sun

         Dragon’s Night

            very dark ink still shades in this nib

         Fire Engine Red

         Grey Seas **

            (blue-leaning grey) well behaved;

            beautiful shading; Tom Kellie reports superb hue and 

            performance

         Lemon Grass

         Midnight Sapphire **

            (grey-leaning blue) well behaved;

            lovely shading similar to PELIKAN 4001 

            Blue-Black

         Muddy Bucket

            shades very well

         Muddy Sand

            sensational, and well-matched for this nib

         Purple Rock **

            (grey purple) much more saturated |

            darker; less grey than usual; less 

            shading than usual

         Soda Pop Blue

            saturated, well lubricated, intensely coloured; 

            Soda Pop Blue makes a strong impression 

         Terracotta

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Tokyo Blue Denim

         Vanness Blue River

         Velvet Crush

            an ideal match with this nib
      ROHRER & KLINGNER

         Alt-Bordeaux

         Alt-Goldgrün

         Blu mare

         Deep Pine forest

         dokumentus light blue

            (H20 resist)

         Fernambuk (Pernambuco)

         Kastanienbraun

         Königsblau

            ROHRER & KLINGNER inks have been outstanding  

            performers in this nib

         Leipziger Schwarz

            very dark ink provides intense contrast in this nib

         Morinda

            as rich a red as one might wish; smooth; well-behaved 

         [Iron Gall] Salix

         [Iron Gall] Scabiosa

         Sepia

         Solferino

            lovely eglantine violet colour; effortless ink flow

         Smaragdgrün

            pleasant shading, attractive colour, and smooth flow;  

            Smaragdgrün is delightful 

         Verdigris

         Verdura
      SAILOR

         [Pigmented] Nano Kiwa-guro

            (“shiny” black, H20 resist) dark tone 

         Manyo Ink Kuzu

         Manyo Ink Nadeshiko **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower;

            (similar to PILOT Iroshizuku Ajisai)

         Manyo Ink Ume

         Nagasawa Kobe Ink Maiko-West Pearl Blue

            pale ink shades well in this nib

         [Pigmented] Seiboko Blue-Black

            (blue black, H20 resist) just about as good

            as it gets; top performance in all respects 

         Shikiori Ink Yonaga

            dark ink’s subtle tones show well in the nib

         Yurameku Ink Itezora

            pale ink that shades well in the nib

         Yurameku Ink Kyokkou

            light tone performs well in the nib
      
SCRIBE

         Indigo ^^^

            good shading; sheen present (amount is 

            paper dependent)

      SUPER5

         Delhi | Orange ^^

      TACCIA UKIYO-E

         Hiroshige-Ruri

            dry; effortless performance

      3•OYSTERS

         Aqua Green

            well-balanced; another 3•OYSTERS ink

            exceptionally well-suited for this nib

         Blue

         Bukhansan

         Chilli Red

            performs well in this nib

      WALDMANN

         Blue

            good shading 

      WATERMAN

         Serenity Blue **

            very wet

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   Tested by:

      * Como (on Feinpost or Brause Calligraphy)

      ** Carrau (on Rhodia or Staples TruRed)

      ^ Sebastian Stolz (on Feinpost)
      ^^ amberleadavis

      ^^^ bunnspecial (on Feinpost, Rhodia, or Tomoe River)

      all others Tom Kellie (on Feinpost)

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@Tom Kellie after seeing your wonderful comparison of the OBBB to the Italic Edge, I wonder if you have done a comparison of the Montblanc Bespoke Signature Nib (the 3 tine nib). Is this a writing instrument that you have? 

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7 minutes ago, teeitup418holes said:

@Tom Kellie after seeing your wonderful comparison of the OBBB to the Italic Edge, I wonder if you have done a comparison of the Montblanc Bespoke Signature Nib (the 3 tine nib). Is this a writing instrument that you have? 

I believe congrats are in order for the newest owner of an Italic Edge.......

Way to go @teeitup418holesyou're going to love it!!

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Just now, Tom Kellie said:

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@Tom KellieThank you again for all these examples of the inks you have tested in your Italic Edge.

I am wondering if after all these months of use and the many different inks you have tested whether or not you have begun to notice some staining or discoloration of the ink window on the barrel?  Adn, if not, is there anything special you are doing to reduce the risk of it??

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