New haul of inks

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Finally, I got a full bottle of most anticipated and absolutely beautiful ink this year which is J. Herbin 1670 edition – Caroube de Chypre (see review). I bought also a new bottle of Rouge Hematite also by  J. Herbin (see review). This is my second bottle of this fantastic ink and I believe not the last one. The same will be with the Caroube de Chypre. Is simply stunning! It flows. It has golden flecks and it shows crazy looking, bright, almost ‘toxic’ green sheen.

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Thanks to Mishka from BureauDirect UK, where I purchased these two beauties I also got also a ‘goodie bag’ containing set of free samples of few more J.Herbin inks I will be dealing with in coming weeks. Moreover, she was so kind and sent me some samples of KWZ inks which are manufactured by Polish chemist Konrad Żurawski (see KWZ colour palette…impressive). I was ‘contemplating’ these inks for a while now. I cannot wait to test them ‘my way’. I have beautiful golden-brown ‘Honey’, ‘Foggy green’ and superb ‘Turquoise’ which in fact is an ‘iron gall‘ ink.

…being a chemist and fountain pen and ink enthusiast, I would be awesome to meet with Konrad and have a chat. Stuff he does looks very cool, indeed.

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Two new Noodler’s in my collection

I like Noodler’s pens, I must admit. Not all of them, but most of them. However, they are not that easy to handle as many people initially think, which often causes unnecessary frustrations when they start using them. It was a time a time when I was upset too. As a newbie to semi-flex pens, I had too many expectations about flex capabilities, flow and performance in general. They are ‘finicky’, often require adjustments, but they are designed to do so. I believe this is the main ‘feature’. When handled appropriately an proper mind-set they become a good writing instruments and actually fun to use. They are also inexpensive or relatively inexpensive, depending on material they are made of. Additionally, selection of colours, patterns, so everyone may find something interesting.

I have purchased from the only UK retailer PurePens (no affiliation) few days ago another two in my collection. These are Ahab in pretty Medieval Lapis pattern and long awaited ebonite Neponset in Red Rebellion with stainless steel ‘music’ nib I was very interested to try since they have been announced last year.

 

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Busy…busy time

Hello,

Time flies…and we all have July and hopefully you are enjoying summer.

Many thing have happened over last month (..Brexit ?) and I was super busy with new new job application and related interviews, which hopefully resulted, that I got a new job I was applying for. Hooray! Meantime, I’ve been also on short ‘business-related’ holidays here and there, but now I am hopefully back. All this events affected a little my ink/pen reviews process, but at the same time is does not mean that I completely abandoned my site. I am hoping that everything will be back to normal after summer.

I have tested and photographed  number of inks meantime, which I will be posting again very soon. I have few superb Sailor Jantle inks as well as some inks from Noodler’s to be shown.  However, due to current circumstances (job,  seeking for a new house, relocating whole family from one part of UK to another soon, etc), this may not occur so frequently as I did in the past…but work is in progress. So, please be patient. I have also bought few new ‘popular’ new fountain pens  (Platinum 3776 and Lamy 2000), which  I am planning to review due course.

Best wishes,

The CumsyPenman

 

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