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KWZ Iron Gall Ink (3-Pack)
KWZ Iron Gall Ink (3-Pack)
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So, I've just loaded up ink #3 from the recent drop. The 3 inks: orange, green #2, blue #5. I intend to restrict the iron galls to specific pens, and those pens will be demonstrators. I want to know when the ink level is low.
So: the orange was loaded into a Pilot Custom Heritage 92, brand new for the purpose. Great pens, great price buying through Amazon from Japanese sellers. The 92 is a piston filler. Perfect! No skipping, no hard starting throughout, until the ink level started to get very low. The color starts as a burnt orange, more or less, but darkens to a medium brown. Still a nice color, and one I like...just be aware of it. If you want something like the peel on an orange or tangerine...this isn't your ink.
Next up, green #2 in a Sailor demonstrator. I think it's a 1911 midsize, but it's been a long time. This is a converter filler. Wrote wet, altho dried nicely. Flow stopped after a couple pages; ink didn't flow to the feed well. This is often a viscosity issue; capillary action blocks flow in a narrow-ish converter. Sailor's converter isn't stepped like a standard cartridge; that shape is notorious for capillary blockage because it's so narrow. It could also be a difference in the feed. I cleaned out a Pelikan 200 amber demonstrator, which will get the orange later, and I'll refill the 92 with the green to try again later.
Green #2 is a fairly dark green initially and after drying. It also has substantial blue tones. It's a quiet kind of green. Due to the flow issues, I flushed this out early.
Blue #5 went into a blue demonstrator Pelikan 200 with a steel medium italic nib...I believe I got it custom cut from Pendemonium. I just filled this, and I'm about a page in. The 200 is a piston filler, and like the Heritage, the flow is fine so far. This blue is fairly bright. The closest match I can think of, would be a Swiss blue topaz.
None of these show much shading. I haven't tried the water test yet either.
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