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Montblanc x Fritz Schimpf 149 Italic Edge


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@Tom Kellie this made me think of you today as you prepare for your upcoming year.  I know you studied other kinds of leopards, but this one seemed very special.  

 

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"Today will be gone in less than 24 hours. When it is gone, it is gone. Be wise, but enjoy! - anonymous today

 

 

 

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On 8/6/2022 at 1:01 PM, DrDebG said:

@Tom Kellie this made me think of you today as you prepare for your upcoming year.  I know you studied other kinds of leopards, but this one seemed very special.  

 

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He's beautiful.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tom Kellie said:

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Thanks for posting all these tests. The wide nib brings out the nuances of each color of ink. 

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson

 

"I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

 

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

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2 hours ago, Tom Kellie said:

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Tom, it would seem the Italic Edge has opened up a whole new world of ink enjoyment with inks we already thought we knew.  Bravo to you, and to the Fritz Schmpf/MB collaborative projects.

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Here is the 15 August update with an additional ink generously tested by Tom Kellie (as appears in below post)

 

Inks for Italic Edge 100

   Recommended: Dry and | or Light Colours

   Tested:

      AKKERMAN  

         Delft Blue **

         Koninginne Nach-Blauw

         Residentie Blauw

      BIRMINGHAM PENS

         [All looked and behaved well]

         Aluminium Oxide **

            (blue|teal grey) darker than usual,

            nearly black

         Cornflower **

            (med blue, H20 resist) slightly darker; 

            fine behaviour

         Eroded Bronze **

            (slate blue) improved saturation

            makes it usable 

         Lichen Watermark **

            (murky green) now med saturation 

         Pincushion Moss **

            (green, H20 resist) deeper green than 

             usual 

         Tattered Jute **

            (sepia, H20 resist) perfect in this pen 

      DIAMINE  

         Blue Black Archival Registrar’s Ink

         China Blue

         Damson

         Delamere Green

            high saturation; well lubricated

         Earl Grey **

            darker grey; more saturated than usual

         Eau de Nil

         Eclipse **

            (very dark purple) black when wet;

            T. Kellie reports favourably 

         Golden Brown

         Green Umber

         Maroon

         Prussian Blue

         Red Dragon

         Safari

            admirably suited for this pen 

         Salamander

         Sargasso Sea
      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

         Sirimiri

         Sundowner *

            (orange) wet; good saturation; good 

            shading

         Zwischenlicht ^ **

      J HERBIN

         Ambre de Birmanie

         Café des Iles

         Larmes de Cassis

         Rouge Opéra

            deep colour enhanced by this pen’s broad strokes

         Vert Empire

      JACQUES HERBIN

         Rouge d’Orient

      KWZ  

         Grapefruit

            high saturation 

         Honey

         [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

      KYOTO INKS

         Kyo no Oto Aonibi **

            (slate blue) beautiful shading; slight 

            skipping; performs best in this pen

         Kyo no Oto Hisoku

         Kyo no Oto Kokeiro

         Kyo no Oto Sakuranezumi

         Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

         Kyo-Iro Soft Snow of Ohara

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER

         Bleu Méditerranée

         Gris de Payne

            bravura performance in this nib

         Heure Dorée

         Omi Osun

         Sepia

         Teodora

         Yalumba

      L’ ARTISAN PASTELLIER CALLIFOLIO

         Inti

      MONTBLANC

         Burgundy Red 

         Cool Grey

         Mint Green (Hommage à Victoria & Albert)

            light tone; well lubricated

         Modena Red

         Red Fox (Petit Prince)

         Royal Blue

         Scarlet Red (Hommage à Arthur Conan Doyle)

         Toffee Brown **

            (usually reddish brown) more 

            saturated; more red when wet | more 

            chocolate when dry; modest shading on

            Rhodia

      PELIKAN 4001  

         [Iron Gall] Blue-Black **

            T. Kellie reports this ink is an ideal match    
            for this nib as it’s notably dry

         Königsblau [Royal Blue]

         Violet

      PILOT

         Iroshizuku Ajisai **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower

         Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun

         Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

      PLATINUM

         Cassis Black

      ROBERT OSTER

         Australian Opal Pink

            very light-toned ink performs in this pen

         Gray Seas **

            (blue-leaning grey) well behaved;

            beautiful shading 

         Midnight Sapphire **

            (grey-leaning blue) well behaved;

            lovely shading similar to PELIKAN 4001 

            Blue-Black

         Purple Rock **

            (grey purple) much more saturated |

            darker; less grey than usual; less 

            shading than usual

         Terracotta

            an ideal ink for this pen

         Vanness Blue River
      ROHRER & KLINGER

         Alt-Goldgrün

         Dokumentus Light Blue

            (H20 resist)

         Kastanienbraun

         [Iron Gall] Salix

         [Iron Gall] Scabiosa

         Verdigris

         Verdura
      SAILOR

         [Pigmented] Nano Kiwa-guro

            (“shiny” black, H20 resist) dark tone 

         Manyo Ink Nadeshiko **

            (light blue) colour similar to but more 

            saturated than the flowers the Cape 

            Jasmine (Plumbago) and the Cornflower;

            (similar to PILOT Ajisai)

      TACCIA UKIYO-E

         Hiroshige-Ruri

            dry; effortless performance

      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)

      all others Tom Kellie (on Feinpost)

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You all are a horrible influence on me...that's all I'm going to say...

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Just ordered my italic edge! Looking forward to inking it up! 

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3 hours ago, Tom Kellie said:

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OH MY your Petite Prince Red Fox was much richer than mine. I added extra red to mine.

 

I'll do a picture soon.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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