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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Some of the lighter color results people have been showing are completely throwing off my guesses. The dark blue with red sheen is very reminiscent of Parker Penman Sapphire, Akkerman Shocking Blue, Sailor Sky High, and Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue. I've played with three of the four and never seen such a light blue hue out of any pen. Quite nice to see this much variation and shading change from an ink. Some of the ridiculous sheen people are seeing also reminds me of Organics Studio Nitrogen, but that ink is the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to flow and performance. So yeah....I have no idea what this is, but I do like it.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Any other guesses?

    As for feathering, it does a little if you look closely, and only on the worst paper. Some examples:







    Did I post about water testing yet? It does ok. Most of the dye is dislodged with water but it leaves behind a trace. So spills are somewhat recoverable if caught early. That's all I expect from a work ink.


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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    The thing we thought it could be at the pen club based on the lighter Jinhao writing was GvFC turquoise, but the darker colour does not look like that at all!

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    The only other ink popping into my head as a possibility is Noodler's 54th Massachusetts. It can be dark, with an ever slight green hue, but it can also be light. A lot of Noodler's inks are also known for good shading. Not sure how many are known for sheen though.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Alright time for the reveal!

    I had heard of this brand but only occasionally on here, so I was curious to try a sample.

    Being a sucker for dark blue ink and shading ink, and gambling that most of you didn't have it already, I selected this ink from down under, from a few similar colors.

    From literally the first seconds testing it I was hooked by the smooth flow and lubricating feel of the nib. And it kept on exceeding expectations: from subtle, beautiful shading and chameleon colors, to unexpected red sheen, to its survival from water exposure.

    This ink has tossed my working theory about ink flow out the window—here is an ink that flows in a controlled way in my driest to wettest writers.

    While it is on the expensive side at $17 per 50 mL, at least for this ink, it seems like a good value.

    The ink is... Robert Oster - Carbon Fire.



    Thanks so much all of you for your patience and for the great reviews and insights. This discovery is so much more fun together.

    I will start the MI #26 thread shortly so folks can put their names in the proverbial hat.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    I never would have gotten it! My first guess was also Akkerman Shocking Blue. And I can't remember my other guess.

    Thanks, AZK!

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Ohh - I've tried pens with the much-lauded Fire & Ice in it, but I hadn't been aware of this one.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    ...Akkerman Shocking Blue....
    How would you compare them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    ...Akkerman Shocking Blue....
    How would you compare them?
    By some spooky coincidence, I just did. Shocking Blue displays less of a greenish, turquoise undertone, and looks lighter and more blue than the RO ink.

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    Thanks azkid. Good job.
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    I've been curious about the RO inks for a while, particularly Fire and Ice. Marine, too. I should have guessed it was an RO ink just from the sheen and all the reviews I've read online and drooled over. What's weird is that I didn't see any sheen except for the prominent red in the chroma test I did. Maybe I don't know what to look for, or I haven't tried it on the right paper yet. Anyway, thank you AzKid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    I've been curious about the RO inks for a while, particularly Fire and Ice. Marine, too. I should have guessed it was an RO ink just from the sheen and all the reviews I've read online and drooled over. What's weird is that I didn't see any sheen except for the prominent red in the chroma test I did. Maybe I don't know what to look for, or I haven't tried it on the right paper yet. Anyway, thank you AzKid!
    I think the red is very paper-dependent....only saw the Christmas-tree-bulb red in a Kokuyo Campus notebook. Not on Rhodia, Clairefontaine, or TRP.

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    I got to get a bottle of this ink whenever funds are available I loved the color and it wrote good even on mead five star paper without any feathering just looked darker since it soaked in so much more but I did see the red sheen on that paper

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    I´m really sorry for being that late, but I was more than busy the last weeks.

    I have to say I love MI#25 !

    The color is great, it behaves really well, the nib glides very smooth with this ink, the shading is awesome and it plays well with water.

    No problems with feathering, bleed or show through.
    It also behaves really good on bad paper.



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    This ink is a for me a really good one which looks awesome, therefore from my side a clear buy recommendation.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    One thing I´ve observed now is that the ink seems to have a quite high surface tention.

    One time my nib dried out because the ink stayed in the rear area of the converter (because of the surface tention).
    I do not have an agitator in my converter.
    It neither bothers me nor it is that unusual for some inks, just an observation.

    I still like it very much and it plays really well with water.



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