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    Default The Blackest Blue Black

    Hey, what do you think is the closest to black a blue black ink can get? Something that can be hard to see the blue but it's possible to see if you try. As always, I am thankful for anyone taking the time to help. You guys are awesome.

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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Probably not what you were looking for, but I'll start with KWZ iron gall Blue-Black. Give it a few hours to a couple of days and this Blue-Black oxidizes *sometimes* to exactly what you mentioned, "Something that can be hard to see the blue but it's possible to see if you try."

    Otoh I used the term "sometimes" because the oxidation that blackens KWZ Blue-Black, ends up offering a surprising gamut of color variation. Sometimes it ends up showing quite a lot of blue, other times less. Its still one of my fav B-B's.

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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    ESSRI will do that, as will Diamine Registrars.
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    I've mixed something that I like, from Aurora Blue:Aurora Black at 3:1 in that order. My next one will be 4:1 and I'd like just a tiny bit more blue to show.
    Probably, any blue & black would do but I'd suggest using the same make of ink and of course, it's all down to a bit of experimentation! Small pipettes using just drops of each colour is the easiest and cheapest way to mix the inks, for any tests not only B-B.
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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Diamine 1864 Blue Black looks almost black. It only appears to be Blue Black if you put it right next to black ink or in a very dry pen.

    It is a lot like Sailor Doyou in that way. It only appears to be something other than black if you so check it against black.

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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Consider R&K Leipziger Schwartz.
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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    I agree with R & K L-S or Noodler's black or heart of darkness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreck View Post
    ESSRI will do that, as will Diamine Registrars.
    Yes. As does Akkerman #10
    I use all those three inks, DRI and Akkerman #10 look cleaner, ESSRI feels a bit wilder.
    Hard to describe why/how...
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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Parker black is a *very* dark blue-black. You only see the blue with pens that promote shading, but it's there.
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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Quote Originally Posted by The Good Captain View Post
    I've mixed something that I like, from Aurora Blue:Aurora Black at 3:1 in that order. My next one will be 4:1 and I'd like just a tiny bit more blue to show.
    Probably, any blue & black would do but I'd suggest using the same make of ink and of course, it's all down to a bit of experimentation! Small pipettes using just drops of each colour is the easiest and cheapest way to mix the inks, for any tests not only B-B.
    FWIW, the Aurora Blue-Black is a very dark BB ink that looks quite nice.

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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Phiden Leap of Faith is blue/black/black with a bit more of black.

    https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...-Leap-of-Faith
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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    This is exactly why I use a lot of Bungu Box Silent Night.

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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    I would suggest Bungubox 4B Blue Black.

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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    I would suggest Bungubox 4B Blue Black.
    My BB 4B is nothing like as dark as that picture suggests.
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    Default Re: The Blackest Blue Black

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    I would suggest Bungubox 4B Blue Black.
    My BB 4B is nothing like as dark as that picture suggests.
    I guess it all depends on the pen. I have used this ink with a fine (and wet) MB146 and it looks almost black.

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