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    Default Akkerman Delfts Blauw

    This is short impression on Akkerman’s Delfts Blauw, inspired by Delft China...
    At first, I was not so impressed by the ink. It was almost too pale too bare. And it didn’t agree with my dry Waterman W2, though the only ink which agrees with this pen is R & K Verdigris.
    But after a couple of days it grew on me. Even in Waterman W2 it was alright. But the pen was still scratchy.
    It looks best in a monster Jinhao 450 with a fude nib. In my opinion it needs a wet wide nib.
    It’s a beautiful colour to use for this time of year, and with all the suffering going about, a soft blue is quite soothing…..
    Shading is again obvious with fude/wet nibs to a degree, but it dries to a soft muted color, as you can see. Faint sheening only with the fude nib on Tomoe River.
    Dry time is decent, flow wet but not lubricated. Though it made my Stub TWISBI less scratchy
    You can write non ephemeral texts with it, without fear. It will survive accidental spills, but I won’t sign a check or write an envelope with it.
    Personally, I prefer small bottles of inks. But the packaging is simple, understated, with an antique teal to it.
    I would suggest a sample for those interested and many pens to try, test and enjoy……

    Part I

    Day 1 Rhodia dot pad:
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    Water test - 15 seconds under the tap
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    After
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    Comparison
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    Last edited by Yazeh; April 10th, 2020 at 12:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Akkerman Delfts Blauw

    Thank you for posting this

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    Part II

    On Tomoe River
    Akkerman's DB TR.jpg

    On Amazon copy paper - Most fountain pen unfriendly paper
    It has some woolly line, which I personally find delightful....

    Akkerman's DB copyjpeg.jpgSheen.jpgAttachment 53275Wet ink and sheen.jpg

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    Default Re: Akkerman Delfts Blauw

    And ink bottle

    Akkerman Ink bottle.jpg

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    Default Re: Akkerman Delfts Blauw

    Thank you. I agree with you that the softness of the color is a positive, in this instance. I have a similar reaction with Robert Oster "Moss", which is a soft, light green that I have found to be very appropriate for condolence cards and notes of that manner. It's like using a quiet voice with a person. Delftes Blauw was a gift from my wife and as such it is even more special!
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Default Re: Akkerman Delfts Blauw

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Thank you. I agree with you that the softness of the color is a positive, in this instance. I have a similar reaction with Robert Oster "Moss", which is a soft, light green that I have found to be very appropriate for condolence cards and notes of that manner. It's like using a quiet voice with a person. Delftes Blauw was a gift from my wife and as such it is even more special!
    So synchronistic, mine was a gift to my wife

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