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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshineboogie View Post


    ... I can't figure out how I linked an image last time.
    I use the little icon up and to the right which asks for image and then link it using the address, however, I pretty much only add images from Tapatalk.
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshineboogie View Post


    ... I can't figure out how I linked an image last time.
    You are using the URL to the imgur page rather than to the actual image itself.

    https://i.imgur.com/VStryz6_d.jpg?ma...idelity=medium


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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    I decided to try my hand at chromatography so I watched a bunch of videos and dove in. I don't know if I did it right but figured I would at least post it and see what everyone thought.

    Both pictures are the same strip just under different light.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    I thi k we've gotten reviews from almost everyone... Any more guesses or should we do the big reveal?

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Reveal - I have no guesses!
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    My closest was Krishna Yellow Valley, but side-by-side swabs and chomas revealed a significant difference.

    Sooo...what amazing ink is this?

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    My guesses were Krishna Inks Mint - looks yellower than the Ghat Green, and from Nick Stewart’s test it looks like the yellow stays bright enough (https://nickstewart.ink/2017/07/21/k...-swatch-tests/). And Robert Oster Chartreuse.

    (Wouldn't be surprised if it was something Japanese, but I am way out of touch with all the vendor-specific Sailors).

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    I don´t want to block anybody, but could we keep the game open for at least some additional days?

    I´m sorry for being that late, but I try to test the ink at weekend.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    I might want to buy it before I leave for home, so I'm also waiting for the reveal.

    Ptero you can still do your testing and post it on here in the Quick Reply box without first reading the thread after the reveal. We trust you.
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Alright, time for the big reveal.

    I wanted to try a brand that I didn't see a lot of posts about. It is from a company based in the U. S. but the ink itself is made in Germany. We already had an ink from Colorado. This company is in Pennsylvania and has absurdly long, weird names for their inks.

    The ink is... Birmingham Pen Company's Rodman Gun Gunpowder Tea.



    Incidentally, I also bought a bottle of their Duquesne Incline Station Red and am really enjoying this brick red in color and behavior. I currently have it loaded in one of my Esterbrooks. Maybe I will do a quickie review.

    Thanks, everyone for your participation—it has been great fun as always!

    I am going to take break for a week or two before the next round, MI #27, an ink I am very much looking forward to trying out.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    *gasps in shock*

    Never, never would have guessed a U. S. ink, much less this particular brand. This is awesome. Thanks so much, azkid, for keeping the Mystery Train rolling.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Awesome ink I really liked it and love that it's a US brand. I loved the multiple qualities of this ink. But I would not have guessed the color that it is by the name. I somewhat get the tea color but not gunpowder. I'd love to get more of this ink sometime, probably won't be an everyday ink but I like having different colors for each journal entry that I write.

    I'd especially like to see the red ink since red inks are one of my favorites. I always have noodlers nikita in a Charlie eyedropper and when funds become available I have a list of different reds I'd like to get.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Thank you azkid and wow! It looks very much like a Noodler's bottle. Does that mean Noodler's make Birmingham inks??
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    The Birmingham inks are made in Germany.

    They have a lot of very nice colors available, each ink given interesting historical, regional names with brief explanations on the label.



    When I get a chance I will post a review thread on the red ink.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    I would never have got that either, despite having just bought some Birmingham inks from another member... (I also do like their names).

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Sorry for the huge delay, life sometimes is difficult.

    Even I´m way too late I´ve inked up MI #26 today in a Pelikan 140 OF.
    I also noticed the almost hypnotic neon color in the water when cleaning my syringe (which I had to use the piston filler as there was only very few ink left after the transport leakage).
    The ink is also quite durable on skin.

    In the Pelikan I´ve noticed a really good flow, the ink seems to be quite wet as my OF nib runs quite wide.
    I really like the color, it´s quite unusual and the ink also shades really nicely.



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    Azkid, thanks again for providing the samples, I really appreciate them

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Also for sketching purposes it is not bad at all, looks quite interesting for me and it play well with water.



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    (Pelikan 140 - OF ..... Birmingham Pen Company's Rodman Gun Gunpowder Tea alias Mystery Ink #26 provided by azkid on FPGeeks, Cretacolor White Chalk Nr.1)

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Ok, here is my final input for MI#26 ....... as I ran out of ink.


    Never ever call me rat again, I am a Dragon !!! by https://www.deviantart.com/ptero-pterodactylus on @DeviantArt by Ptero Pterodactylus on DeviantArt

    (Pelikan 140 - OF ..... Birmingham Pen Company's Rodman Gun Gunpowder Tea alias Mystery Ink #26 provided by azkid on FPGeeks, Cretacolor White Chalk Nr.1)


    I´ve enjoyed using this ink, it is a very unusal color, nice for writing and sketching.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    Wow I am pleasantly surprised at how nice that ink looks in sketches. I did not expect that at all.

    Thanks so much for reviewing (always better late than never) and glad to see your posts more regularly again.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #26

    To be honest I was also a little bit surprised, normally I prefer darker inks for sketching because of the greater achievable contrast and dynamic range.

    Thanks again for providing the inks.

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