Ink Review: J. Herbin Perle Noire

J.HerbinPerleNoire_InkReviewIntroduction:

I specifically purchased this ink sample for the purposes of using it in my Esterbrook LJ. It’s a sleek black pen. So, I wanted a sleek black ink to complement it.

I think Perle Noire is that ink. It has some flaws but they’re not unforgivable. This will my first review of the J. Herbin brand, and I’m glad it’s this ink.


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Ink Review: Diamine Claret

DiamineClaret_InkReviewEven I was getting a little tired of critiquing Iroshizuku inks, as beautiful as some of them are, so I ordered some more samples from Goulet Pens. My room is overflowing with ink samples.

Which is not a bad condition for my room to be in, either.

However, with a couple of cats to contend with, perhaps it’s better that I get rid of them. So, without further ado, let’s introduce Diamine Claret to the list of ink reviews.

Claret is, of course, made by Diamine. I used this ink in both my Esterbrook J and Lamy Safari. So, this review will take both pens into perspective.

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Ink Review: Iroshizuku Take-Sumi

IroshizukuTake-sumi InkReviewMost, if not all, of the inks in Pilot’s Iroshizuku line are priced at $25 dollars. This brand typically receives good reviews, and is considered some of the highest quality ink out there. Before I shelled out that kind of dough, I thought it best to purchase a sample and see if they’re really all that and a bag of chips.

This review will examine the qualities of Take-sumi (Bamboo Charcoal).

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Ink Review: Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Iroshizuku Yama-budo Ink Review // Writing AbbyINTRODUCTION:

Most, if not all, of the inks in Pilot’s Iroshizuku line are expensive stuff. They sell for, at minimum, twenty-five dollars. That’s a lot of money to spend for ink, let alone my teenage budget. So, before I shelled out that kind of dough, I thought it best to purchase a sample and see if they’re really all that and a bag of chips.

This review will examine the qualities of Yama-budo (Wild Mountain Grapes).

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Ink Review: Iroshizuku Asa-gao

IroshizukuINTRODUCTION:

Pilot’s Iroshizuku line of inks typically receive good reviews, and is considered some of the highest quality ink out there. But most, if not all, of the inks in this line are a little expensive. (Okay, a LOT expensive).

Before I shelled out the cash, I thought it best to purchase a few samples and see if they’re really all that and a bag of chips. I ordered a lot of samples. So, an entire series of posts are in order.

This review will examine the qualities of Asa-gao (Morning Glory). Beautiful name, don’t you think?

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