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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by reprieve View Post
    LOL.

    I don't deserve any kudos. When I first saw MI8 in the vial, I thought it might be Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki. And then when I swabbed MI8, I thought it might be Lamy Coral. It's a hard color to pin down. I only recognized it because it's an ink that I have been using daily for the past several months. It's funny, before I knew what it was, I loved it. After I knew what it was, I realized it was an ink I already loved and I loved it even more.
    Well, you get mega-kudos from me!

    Also, I just loved reading this: "After I knew what it was, I realized it was an ink I already loved and I loved it even more."

    That happens to me sometimes, outside the MI context, but still.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

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    uhm wow, would never have guessed, i just knew what it wasnt. i may have to get a bottle. will also have to dig out my sample of kosumosu as my impressions of that ink was that it was very light pink to the point it almost seemed that one could barely see it
    Oh, that would be great. I'm literally saying that off the top of my head, so I might be totally wrong. I bought a bottle of Kosumosu when it first came out, and I didn't really like it, so I sold it to someone who'd appreciate it more. So I know they aren't the same. But there is something in my head that said, this sort of reminds me of Kosumosu. But I like Rouge Caroubier more, acknowledging that someone else might feel the opposite.

    I have both inks. My impression is that Kosumosu is very soft and delicate with near-zero orange tones. Rouge Caroubier seems bright bright bright orangey-red-coral. With maybe a hint of watermelon.

    And way to go, Reprieve!
    Thank you! You are absolutely right. I actually started digging through my old ink notebooks and found something I had written with Kosumosu. I've got a sample written with a Safari with 1.5 stub, and with that much volume it isn't particularly light, but I stand corrected because it's not really like Rouge Caroubier. If I compare them, Rouge Caroubier is more saturated, it has the orange tint, of course, and it looks more complex. Kosumosu is a much purer pink, a carnation pink, to me, and seems more youthful. If that makes sense.

    And in another notebook, I also found a writing sample sent by a friend using Sailor Kobe No. 12 Okamoto Pink. And that is also similar to Kosumosu. It could be like Rouge Caroubier, but without the orange it really isn't. At least in my friend's pen, it is a very pale pink. While Rouge Caroubier is more red/orange and more saturated.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

    reprieve FTW!
    The official FPGeeks ink ninja
    Sam O

    "A fountain pen with a bad nib is like a Ferrari with a flat tyre..." - Brian Gray, Edison pens

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyo View Post
    reprieve FTW!
    The official FPGeeks ink ninja
    Perfect!

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

    Hola!

    Review follow up:

    I have now used up the sample that was in my Preppy - It went a goodly way and saw an entry in #mondaymatchupgiveaway. So final thoughts and obseervations:

    On white paper ruled in blue with double (faded) red margins on the left this really looks like a saturated pink (on the redder side) to me. Still longer dry times than some but not as much feathering either. No problems in either pen and it cleaned out well. I can see why some people use this ink to do marking/editing.


    I like it, colourful without being overly bright. Amazon will have it delivered for $35 CAD taxes and shipping, Reid's Stationiery might have it as well for around $30 CAD. Will it make it to my line up? Only time, and my next pen expenditures, can tell - but, I wouldn't rule it out! Though now that I think about it I still have 10 "surprise me" samples from Goulet to get through... anyone looking for a pen pal?

    Hope this helps someone!

    Again Laura, thanks! It was a lot of fun to participate in.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

    J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier! I own it as well and didn't twig. Great ink for editing. Another successful MI!
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink No. 8

    i just ordered myself a bottle

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