Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ink Shot Review: J. Herbin Vert Réséda @KnightsWritingC

Thanks to Knights Writing Co. (a Canadian webshop!) for sending this ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Green
Bottle: 30 ml
Price: $14.00 CAD
Where to buy: Knights Writing Co.
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PROS
  • Beautiful shading.
  • Bright, vibrant color.
  • Cute labels and bottles.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Legible in fine, dry nibs as well as wet, broader nibs.
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CONS
  • Mouth of the bottle is a little narrow so sometimes I have issues filling larger pens.
  • Sometimes feathery on paper that isn't very fountain pen friendly.
  • A little dry.
OVERALL

This is a vibrant green-blue ink! Beautiful color and I don't have many bottles of ink with this color, so it's sort of unique in my ink arsenal. It looks finicky here and it is a bit - feathering and bleeding through on paper that isn't very fountain pen friendly. For the most part, with finer nibs and regular writing, this isn't much of an issue.




I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Reads: January 13. 2019

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Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

First Impressions Montblanc Heritage Spider Web Grey Ink

Thank you to Appelboom for sending this ink! Full review coming very soon.
Where to buy: Appelboom
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Unboxing Wancher Sailor Pro Gear Hawaiian Ripe Fountain Pen

I am obsessed with these Japan-exclusive Sailor Pro Gears. Please help feed my addiction by notifying me of all new releases so I do not miss them. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Bic 4 Color Fashion Ballpoint Pen

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blackstone Wild Orange Ink Review @AppelboomLaren

Thank you to Appelboom for sending this ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Orange
Bottle: 30 ml
Price: $8.68 USD
Where to buy: Appelboom

Discount Code for 10% off: friend
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PROS
  • Nice color, very legible, even with finer writers.
  • The bottle is easy to fill from.
  • Reusable ink bottle.
  • Easy to store/stack on your shelf.
  • Portable.
  • An interesting orange.
  • Just a little water resistance.
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CONS
  • Messy to open the bottle with the foil seal.
  • So saturated that if you get it into the threads, it can crust up and cause leakage.
  • A little tough to clean from certain pens.
  • I don't like the scent.

OVERALL

Hmm... I saved this one for last because I'm not crazy about it. The color is interesting but not the kind of orange I like, and the smell is not that great. Cute label, though. I love the idea behind the naming of these inks (the whole series) but the smell killed it for me.




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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday Reads: January 6. 2019

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sailor Zoom Nib Modified to Architect Grind

Have a bunch of fountain pens lying around that you just don't use? One way to spice them up is by having the nibs modified by a nibmeister - there are so many options and it can give an old pen new life! It also tends to be more affordable than buying a whole new pen. I had two Sailor Pro Gear Slims with zoom nibs, so I decided to have one ground to a moderately sharp architect by Toronto Pen Company AND IT IS SO FUN. I hope you enjoy this video with a writing sample!⁣

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Robert Oster Campfire Ink Review for Phidon Pens 10th Anniversary

Thank you to Phidon Pens for sending me a bottle of their exclusive Robert Oster ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Brown
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: $25.00 CAD
Where to buy: Phidon Pens
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PROS
  • First: you get to support Phidon Pens and their brick & mortar store! And we need MORE stores like this so it's good to keep the ones we have around.
  • Fair price.
  • Bottle is easy to fill your pens from.
  • Bottles are easy to store and carry around. 
  • Well-behaved.
  • Such a pretty, warm color.
  • Shows lovely shading.
  • Easy to clean.
  • I have found it does not crust up much like other orange inks do.
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CONS
  • Exclusive to Phidon Pens, so you must either visit their store in Cambridge, Ontario, or call them to place an order!
  • No water resistance.
OVERALL

Ever wondered what your s'more might look like as an ink? Robert Oster x Phidon Pens Campfire ink is a toasted, golden brown marshmallow. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) it does not smell or taste like s'mores. That's probably for the best.

This is a yummylicious color!


I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

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