2018 - ink between the teeth

Jun 18, 2018

review: skb stone green (石綠)

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review: skb stone green (石綠)
More SKB! Let's take a look.

Jun 11, 2018

review: de atramentis pigeon blue

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review: de atramentis pigeon blue
Listen, I'm running out of ways to start off these blog posts. So here you go.

Jun 4, 2018

review: rohrer & klingner alt-bordeaux

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review: rohrer & klingner alt-bordeaux
I talked about Diamine Tyrian Purple last week, so I might as well talk about a similar ink here!

May 28, 2018

review: diamine tyrian purple

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review: diamine tyrian purple
We're taking a look at another ink that's been on the market for a while!

May 21, 2018

review: j. herbin vert empire

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review: j. herbin vert empire
Hey, hello, one of my favorite inks! Let's go ahead and take a look at it.

May 14, 2018

review: pilot iroshizuku ajisai

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review: pilot iroshizuku ajisai
Taking a look at yet another blue from Pilot Iroshizuku. Hey, that rhymes.

May 7, 2018

review: skb tea amber (茶珀)

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review: skb tea amber (茶珀)
Taking a look at a Taiwanese ink today! I've scattered the Taiwan-exclusive inks over the next few months, and we'll start here with SKB.

Apr 30, 2018

review: rohrer & klingner verdigris

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review: rohrer & klingner verdigris
Here's another blue ink for your consideration!

Apr 23, 2018

review: penbbs 309

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review: penbbs 309
Another pen review! I wanted to get this one up pretty quickly so that you can pick up a relatively new brand of pen.

Apr 16, 2018

review: pelikan m205 aquamarine

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review: pelikan m205 aquamarine
Every year, Pelikan develops an ink based off of a mineral or gem for a special, limited edition release known as the Edelstein Ink of the Year. Since 2015, there has also been a demonstrator tinted to match the ink. In 2016, this pen and ink combo was Aquamarine: a blue-green that's more dark than light.

Apr 9, 2018

review: de atramentis sha wujing (沙悟淨)

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review: de atramentis sha wujing (沙悟淨)
We're taking a look at an ink that you can only find at one store: Ty Lee (小品雅集), located in Taipei, Taiwan.

Apr 6, 2018

taiwanese brands, and stationery stores in taipei

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taiwanese brands, and stationery stores in taipei
There are a couple of brands and releases that are exclusive to stores or to the island, and I wanted to talk about that briefly in advance of my first Taiwan-exclusive ink review. This is going to be a relatively quick rundown, but I hope that if you happen to be there you'll be able to take a look around and find some relatively rare inks.

Apr 2, 2018

review: j. herbin vert réséda

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review: j. herbin vert réséda
Ooh, bottle in sunlight!

Mar 26, 2018

review: sailor shikiori yozakura

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review: sailor shikiori yozakura
I promised a while ago that I would talk about the new Sailor inks, and here I am talking about them a couple of months late! I promise I was on time with getting the ink itself. Just, you know, the rest of it got a bit delayed.

Mar 19, 2018

review: pilot iroshizuku yama-budo

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review: pilot iroshizuku yama-budo
Yet another Pilot Iroshizuku ink! I've got six of these, you know.

Mar 12, 2018

review: pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo

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review: pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo
Here's another Pilot Iroshizuku ink review! We're still looking at blues and blue greens today, so you know I'm a big fan of these tones.

Mar 5, 2018

review: pilot iroshizuku syo-ro

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review: pilot iroshizuku syo-ro
Jumping back to Japan today with a review of another Pilot Iroshizuku ink. (Three more to go!)

Feb 26, 2018

review: tag kyo no oto adzukiiro

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review: tag kyo no oto adzukiiro
Adzukiiro is a new release from TAG in their Kyo no Oto line, along with the blue-gray Hisoku. I don't believe it's limited edition. Let's go straight in!

Feb 19, 2018

review: j. herbin ambre de birmanie

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review: j. herbin ambre de birmanie
Ooh, we're jumping around quite a bit! Back to the pre-Taipei trip collection.

guest post: nagasawa penstyle-den kobeink物語 #8 arima amber

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guest post: nagasawa penstyle-den kobeink物語 #8 arima amber
I'm happy to announce that I wrote my first guest post at On Fountain Pens! I'll be doing reviews there from time to time. My first is on NAGASAWA PenStyle-Den KobeINK物語 #8 Arima Amber. Please go ahead and give the site a visit!

Feb 12, 2018

review: pilot iroshizuku fuyu-syogun

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review: pilot iroshizuku fuyu-syogun
It felt right to talk about Fuyu-syogun right after I talked about its sibling ink, Kiri-same. They're like two sides to the same coin, I guess!

Feb 5, 2018

review: pilot iroshizuku kiri-same

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review: pilot iroshizuku kiri-same
We're going gray for two weeks! I'm taking a look at Pilot Iroshizuku's sibling grays.

Jan 29, 2018

review: sailor jentle yama-dori

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review: sailor jentle yama-dori
Here's the third of the three Sailor Jentle inks I own. Like I said last week, I want to make sure these reviews come out in a timely fashion. I'll talk a little more about how Sailor is changing their ink line later this year.

I also want to make note quite early that I'm fiddling with adding one (technically, two) to my reviews: natural light photos of "swatch cards." I'll explain further in this post, so do continue reading!

Jan 24, 2018

incoming changes for reviews

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incoming changes for reviews
I have a couple of changes that are coming to the way that I do my reviews. This is mostly a post to keep myself accountable, so feel free to skip this entirely if you're here for the ink reviews!

I do have to add that some of my reviews have been completed in advance, so these changes may not appear in all of them. However, I will implement these changes where possible, especially where an additional picture or two is all that is necessary.

Jan 22, 2018

review: sailor jentle tokiwa-matsu

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review: sailor jentle tokiwa-matsu
I'm shuffling around the reviews I have prepared for the coming months, and I thought I would talk about the Sailor Jentle inks I have first. As you may know, Sailor is moving their Jentle line to smaller bottles for the same price, which is silly and makes them more expensive than Pilot Iroshizuku inks. Cost aside, I wanted to review these inks while you can still find the original bottles before they disappear entirely. I'm not sure if this change will be occurring outside of Japan, but better safe than sorry, right?

Jan 15, 2018

my top five inks of 2017, and some other thoughts

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my top five inks of 2017, and some other thoughts
Happy new year, everybody! Okay, seems a bit strange to say this two weeks into the new year, and after I posted last week, but you know how it is. I took a quick break to spend time with my family over my holiday break, and I'm ready to jump into 2018 with a post thinking about the old year—strange, I know. But I own about thirty inks, give or take, which is pretty much too many inks for one person to use in a sensible period of time. You know... they're just so tempting. I figured it's been a while since I really took a look at my collection and thought about my favorites, the inks I want to use every time I fill a pen.

Jan 8, 2018

review: twsbi diamond 540, and the pendleton brown custom flex nib

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review: twsbi diamond 540, and the pendleton brown custom flex nib
Stephen Brown—author of the SBREBrown blog—was selling off some pens in September. I've checked his for sale page a couple of times as he's culled the herd, but most were either out of my budget or not particularly interesting. This time around, however, something particular caught my eye: the TWSBI Diamond 540 in amber.