Kaweco Smokey Grey Ink review

Smokey Grey is one of Kaweco’s newer inks and it’s fantastic. I like it almost as much as Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same and it’s a fair bit cheaper, too, at least if you’re paying UK prices. It also comes in short standard sized cartridges. It’s a good neutral grey that’s saturated[…]

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Montblanc Corn Poppy Red Ink Review

I find most of Montblanc’s standard range of inks to be quite disappointing but Corn Poppy Red is an exception. I absolutely love this colour. It also dries quickly and has some gorgeous shading. You can find some more reviews of Montblanc Corn Poppy Red on Pennaquod. The Pen Shop[…]

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Kaweco Sunrise Orange Ink Review

Kaweco release a range of eight inks a while ago and they were pretty good, with interesting shades of the standard colours, good dry times and some interesting shading. They’ve just released two more shades, one of which is this Sunrise Orange. I absolutely love this colour. Like most of[…]

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J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Ink Review

This year’s sparkly J. Herbin ink is Caroube de Chypre, a chocolatey brown with gold sparkles. It’s too dark for me and the sparkles only really work with a dip pen or a very broad wet nib (or a straw!). I was playing around with a dip pen and doing[…]

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J Herbin Rouge Caroubier ink review

J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier Ink Review

This is a very red red. By which I mean there isn’t much in the way of purple or green or orange in there. This is good if what you want is a red that’s truly red, not so good if you find that boring. Here I am doodling the[…]

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