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bananamoon
January 26th, 2014, 01:45 PM
This is a really unusual blue. Almost a green.

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The Good Captain
January 27th, 2014, 05:14 AM
A lovely review! It's a colour I hadn't really considered - up to now. Thanks a lot.

heath
January 28th, 2014, 08:15 AM
I'd call it teal. Thanks for the review.

fncll
January 28th, 2014, 08:56 AM
I agree, it is more of a teal than a blue. But I find myself using it a lot lately!

Bogon07
January 28th, 2014, 06:11 PM
Murfie kindly sent me a generous sample bottle of this and it has become one of my favourite inks.
A nice substitute for the lamented Caribbean Sea :cry:

markt
January 28th, 2014, 09:31 PM
I think this is a very appropriate name for this ink. It's teal blue.

I like mango pudding
January 30th, 2014, 12:02 AM
Diamine already has a teal and it's not like that. I think this is more baby blue, at least for the writing. For inkguy, I dunno what colour that could be.

VertOlive
February 16th, 2014, 11:29 PM
Whoa. I was expecting more of a gunmetal grey-blue with a name like that.

caribbean_skye
February 17th, 2014, 11:42 AM
Thanks for sharing. Bogon showed me this ink after taunting me with the now elusive c d'a caribbean sea. I may have to buy this one before it too becomes extinct.

fountainpenkid
February 17th, 2014, 02:04 PM
Steel?? Huh? It looks really cool! Anyone know how it compares to Soft Mint?

Morgaine
February 17th, 2014, 02:13 PM
I like this blue, and prefer it to the other blue I bought from Diamine - Mediterranean Blue.

Morgaine
February 17th, 2014, 02:15 PM
I've actually just realised this is the colour I wrote in my correspondence diary noting incoming and outgoing post. Maybe I should reply to one of the InCoWriMo letters in Steel Blue!

john
February 22nd, 2014, 08:13 AM
Steel?? Huh? It looks really cool! Anyone know how it compares to Soft Mint?Soft mint is lighter than the steel although their color tone are a little similar.

john
February 22nd, 2014, 08:15 AM
Diamine already has a teal and it's not like that. I think this is more baby blue, at least for the writing. For inkguy, I dunno what colour that could be.Diamine Teal is like the dark blue green. The Steel looks like the greenish turquoise:)

chojo
February 23rd, 2014, 06:57 AM
Lovely colour, very similar to J Herbin Blue Pervenche which i have only just discovered and absolutely adore but i may have to buy some of this and compare the two side by side.

bananamoon
February 23rd, 2014, 07:13 AM
Pervenche is much bluer without any green at all

chojo
February 23rd, 2014, 10:50 AM
Pervenche is much bluer without any green at all
Perhaps we have different eyes but the pervenche i use does have the slightest hint of green perhaps not as much as this steel blue but i would describe it as a shade of turquoise which, to me at least, is greeny blue.

bananamoon
February 23rd, 2014, 10:52 AM
You are very likely right, I can never see the green in turquoise, myself. Either way Pervenche is much bluer and less green than Steel Blue, which to me is more like a green that is very blue.

chojo
February 23rd, 2014, 11:02 AM
I think it's the green that i like so much in the diamine.