Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

  1. #1
    Member mhphoto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    68
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 104 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    While not as phenomenally well behaved as R&K Salix, it's still a great ink with an interesting color. Definitely worth a try for those wanting to get into iron gall inks.





    My blog, the Five Cat Penagerie.

  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to mhphoto For This Useful Post:

    Bogon07 (May 2nd, 2013), drgoretex (May 1st, 2013), Entre2tierras (February 14th, 2019), ethernautrix (May 3rd, 2013), inklord (February 8th, 2019), KrazyIvan (May 1st, 2013), The Good Captain (May 1st, 2013)

  3. #2
    jor412
    Guest

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    I'm enjoying your ink reviews -- thorough & succinct. I also greatly appreciate the comparisons with other inks. I'm curious about how this color compares to J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune and/or Diamine Damson.

  4. #3
    Senior Member The Good Captain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Shropshire, Great Britain
    Posts
    381
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 252 Times in 105 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    A great review of a great ink (along with Salix of course!) and one of my favourites. Diamine's Amazing Amethyst reminds me of it but that one retains its initial colour whereas the Scabiosa does its own wonderful 'thing'!
    The Good Captain
    (Gaston F Limoges)
    "Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

  5. #4
    Senior Member drgoretex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Posts
    391
    Thanks
    428
    Thanked 497 Times in 136 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    Great review! This is one of the very few iron galls that I still do not have. I will have to change that...

    Ken

  6. #5
    Senior Member woosang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    319
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 88 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    Another to purchase! I love your reviews .

  7. #6
    Senior Member Pterodactylus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    2,995
    Thanks
    1,518
    Thanked 3,182 Times in 1,319 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)



    (Pelikan 100N - EF ..... Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa)
    (Noodlerīs Ahab EMF ..... Rohrer & Klingner Salix)

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Pterodactylus For This Useful Post:

    mhphoto (May 3rd, 2013)

  9. #7
    Senior Member Pterodactylus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    2,995
    Thanks
    1,518
    Thanked 3,182 Times in 1,319 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    Quote Originally Posted by jor412 View Post
    I'm enjoying your ink reviews -- thorough & succinct. I also greatly appreciate the comparisons with other inks. I'm curious about how this color compares to J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune and/or Diamine Damson.
    Hi Jor412

    I donīt have Poussiere de Lune and Damson, but I can show you a comparison with 3 others of my inks which are very very close to Scabiosa.

    Iīve used a glass dip pen creating the color samples to avoid the influence of the pen.
    They are close enough to be siblings.

    Someone might have a hard time to distinguish between them when seeing only a color sample on a page without further information



    (Pelikan 100N - EF ..... Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa)
    (Waterman 45 BCHR Safety ..... P.W. Akkerman Oranje Boven)
    (Rohrer & Klingner Glass Pen ..... Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa, Diamine Grape, Caran d`Ache Storm, P.W. Akkerman Voorhout Violet)

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pterodactylus For This Useful Post:

    mhphoto (May 3rd, 2013), tannie (May 2nd, 2013)

  11. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    93
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    I'm with Pterodactylus, the writing from your 52 looks very light MHPhoto. I get much darker results

    photo.jpg

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Uncle Red For This Useful Post:

    mhphoto (May 3rd, 2013)

  13. #9
    Senior Member Bogon07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Sydney, Terra Australis
    Posts
    2,830
    Thanks
    4,859
    Thanked 1,763 Times in 808 Posts
    Rep Power
    12

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    Another informative review.
    Quote Originally Posted by jor412 View Post
    I'm enjoying your ink reviews -- thorough & succinct. I also greatly appreciate the comparisons with other inks. I'm curious about how this color compares to J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune and/or Diamine Damson.
    Scabiosa looks similar to Poussiere de Lune to me if slightly diluted in a wide nib and like Pterodactylus' sample when in an EF Lamy nib.
    sinistral hypergraphica - a slurry of ink
    "Nothing means less than zero"

  14. #10
    jor412
    Guest

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post

    Hi Jor412

    I donīt have Poussiere de Lune and Damson, but I can show you a comparison with 3 others of my inks which are very very close to Scabiosa.

    Iīve used a glass dip pen creating the color samples to avoid the influence of the pen.
    They are close enough to be siblings.

    Someone might have a hard time to distinguish between them when seeing only a color sample on a page without further information

    (Pelikan 100N - EF ..... Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa)
    (Waterman 45 BCHR Safety ..... P.W. Akkerman Oranje Boven)
    (Rohrer & Klingner Glass Pen ..... Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa, Diamine Grape, Caran d`Ache Storm, P.W. Akkerman Voorhout Violet)
    I rather liked the old formula of Poussiere de Lune and was looking for a replacement. So thanks for posting this. Based on your scan, and my screen, it seems PDL is a color between Scabiosa and the Akkerman ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    Another informative review.

    Scabiosa looks similar to Poussiere de Lune to me if slightly diluted in a wide nib and like Pterodactylus' sample when in an EF Lamy nib.
    On my screen, Scabiosa definitely looks similar to PDL. Damson is grapier, so not a true replacement. I enjoy Damson but the old PDL was more subtle.

  15. #11
    Senior Member Pterodactylus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    2,995
    Thanks
    1,518
    Thanked 3,182 Times in 1,319 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)


    Cat by Ptero Pterodactylus on DeviantArt

    (Pelikan 100N - EF .....Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa)

  16. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Pterodactylus For This Useful Post:

    aurore (February 9th, 2019), azkid (February 8th, 2019), inklord (February 8th, 2019)

  17. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    1,207
    Thanked 439 Times in 271 Posts
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa (A handwritten review)

    Scabiosa can also be mixed with Salix, and a 1:1 mixture yields an ink that goes down as a royal blue (more purple than Salix alone) and on most papers fades to well-shaded permanent grey within a day or two...

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •