KWZ Honey

KWZ ink started with Konrad Zurawski’s interest in improving saturation in one of his ink. This passion has flourished and it has caught the stationery world’s attention with its extensive iron gall line.  The premise of Konrad’s story and ink line reminded me of Organics Studio (I have reviewed its Foggy Bottom, an ink specially made forContinue reading “KWZ Honey”

Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst

Late winter/early spring is probably one of the most anticipated time for fountain pen lovers. Lamy usually announces its limited edition Safari and Al-Star, various brands broadcast new products/lines, and new paper goods also start to surface. Pelikan is not an exception. Around this time, it announces its ink of the year. What makes theContinue reading “Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst”

Sailor Jentle Kin-Mokusei

Following its previous ink releasing pattern, in 2016 Sailor “resurrected” limited edition from years before. When I caught a glimpse of orange in the rotation, I immediately thought Sailor has brought back the coveted and beloved Apricot. Since Sailor ink priced a bit lower overseas (a little over 10 USD versus 18 USD in theContinue reading “Sailor Jentle Kin-Mokusei”

Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine

If you have read this blog for awhile, it is obvious that I am a Pelikan Edelstein ink fan.  Since 2012 when Pelikan standardized its ink of the year release, I have purchased all but one.  Besides the elegantly presented ink flask, I find Pelikan ink friendly to most paper and works with almost allContinue reading “Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine”

Montblanc Meisterstück Blue Hour Twilight Blue

Montblanc (MB) Meisterstück Blue Hour Twilight Blue baffled me at first.  Besides a relatively long name, I cannot quite pinpoint which shade of blue it is.  After I revealed its “true color,” I become mesmerized by the shade, as enigmatic as blue hour of the day. A little bit about the ink: Color:  blue withContinue reading “Montblanc Meisterstück Blue Hour Twilight Blue”

De Atramentis Dianthus

  Here comes the first post in a search for that perfect purple.  De Atramentis Dianthus in the strictest sense is not purple, but a magenta with a bit of purple hue.  It has sticking resemblance to Rohrer and Klingner’s Solferino; the difference lies is Dianthus is a mangenta with more pink, while Solferino withContinue reading “De Atramentis Dianthus”