There are a few super sheeners out there now. The first was Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue and Organics Studio have come out with a teal and a darker blue super sheener, Krishna has come out with a blue super sheener similar to Nitrogen and now Ink Institute in Taiwan has come out with two more. One is again similar to Nitrogen; rich moderately bright blue ink that's practically all sheen. But excitingly they also came out with a green ink that's a super sheener. All the rest have been either blue or a blue-green (such as Walden Pond Blue) and this is a lovely rich true green.Read More
From the Montblanc's Patron of the Arts series of releases, Ludwig II is the latest pens and ink combination to come out. Namesed after Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ludwig II is also known as the Swan King because he spent much of his youth in Hohenschwangau (“high region of the swan”) which had it's own Schwansee (Swan Lake) which may have inspired Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet. Another ink released at the same time is Petit Prince Red Fox, based on the fox from Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. You kind find that review here.
I bought this ink from La Couronne du Comte.Read More
In November last year I did a comparison of Parker Penman Sapphire an ink that a few other ink makers had either tried to copy or drew inspiration from. Parker Penman Emerald only has Bungubox Norwegian Wood (or Bungubox Emerald) that drew inspiration from it. Penman Emerald is the perfect green for me. I'm not a huge fan of greens in general (and generally avoid greens that lean blue) and this is the perfect, for me, balance of yellow and blue; it's slightly on the yellow side. It's got some sheen and shading which are other characteristics I am drawn to. Like the rest of the Parker Penman ink series, it was discontinued in 2000 which is around 17 years ago as of this comparison.
To avoid confusion, although Bungubox Emerald is probably the inks most well-known name I will be using its alternate name 'Norwegian Wood' to distinguish it from Parker Penman EmeraldRead More