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    Default Noodler's Akhmatova

    Noodler's Akhmatova

    Named after the great the Russian poetess, Anna Akhmatova. Famous and beloved before the Revolution hounded after, until death of Stalin.
    On a trip to Paris, she befriended an unknown and impoverished Modigliani, who drew her several times.




    She was famous for her signature shawl, even in the height of poverty, she managed to stay regal...

    The ink harbours a deep melancholy, recalling that of coniferous forests in the deep of winter under a grey day. It reflect well Akhmatova's soul.
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    For the sake of this review, I have cropped pages, to give a hint of the dynamic of this ink and not my musings....
    Chroma
    Akhmatova.jpeg

    Comparison:
    Akhmatova - swab.jpg
    This is one of the best, if not the best eternal ink I have ever tried. The ink is so will lubricated that beckons you not to force the nib but let the pen glide. I could by this ink for the tactility of it. Ink is eternal/ bullet proof/ fluorescent.
    The shading is best experienced on white and bright paper. Dry time is super fast. Cleaning nothing was left.

    Water test:
    Noodler's Akhmatova - water Mnemosyne 1.jpegAkhmatova - water after.jpeg

    On Hilory one of the most absorbent papers I know:
    Noodler's Akhmatova - Hillroy.jpegAkhmatova - Hillory - back.jpeg

    On Peter Pauper Paper (Thick absorbent paper)
    Akhmatova - Pauper copy.jpeg

    On Hammermill Multipurpose Paper 20 lb
    Noodler's Akhmatova - Hammermill.jpeg

    On Midori
    Noodler's Akhmatova - Midori .jpeg

    The ink is so smooth that I wrote a whole page with a reverse Lamy broad....
    Noodler's Akhmatova - Midori Reverse copy.jpeg

    The rest follows.....
    Last edited by Yazeh; July 15th, 2021 at 02:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Tomoe River classic
    Akhamatova- TR 50i copy.jpeg
    Tomoe River 68gr (thicker)
    Akhmatova - TR 68grjpeg copy.jpeg

    A couple of sketches...
    sketch 1.jpegsketch.jpg


    • Pen used: Noodler’s Ahab / Lamy Safari Broad/ Jinhao Medium
    • Ghosting: None
    • Bleed through: None.
    • Flow Rate: Wet
    • Lubrication: Out of the world.
    • Nib Dry-out: Needs a well-sealed pen.
    • Start-up: None
    • Saturation: Murky and dark.
    • Shading Yes.
    • Sheen: No
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: None
    • Staining (pen): It doesn’t stain. Very easy to clean.
    • Clogging: Nope
    • Water resistance: Waterproof/ Eternal/Fluorescent.
    • Availability: Only in bottle 90 ml bottles.
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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Thanks!

    This is a neat colour.

    I'm not into greens too much personally, but I like looking at this one

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Beautiful review.

    Your description of the ink's behaviour makes me want to buy it.

    However I suffer from cognitive dissonance with respect to green inks. I love the thought of using them, I love how they look on the page when other people use them....but I hate the end result whenever I use them!

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    Thanks!

    This is a neat colour.

    I'm not into greens too much personally, but I like looking at this one
    I wasn't into Greens either... but I seem to gravitate towards them...

    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Beautiful review.

    Your description of the ink's behaviour makes me want to buy it.

    However I suffer from cognitive dissonance with respect to green inks. I love the thought of using them, I love how they look on the page when other people use them....but I hate the end result whenever I use them!
    Thanks a lot. I totally get you. I feel the same way about pastel/shading inks. I love them in reviews, but can't use them to save myself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Beautiful review.

    Your description of the ink's behaviour makes me want to buy it.

    However I suffer from cognitive dissonance with respect to green inks. I love the thought of using them, I love how they look on the page when other people use them....but I hate the end result whenever I use them!
    and don't forget the stigma of being labelled part of the "green ink brigade" :P
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Green_ink

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Beautiful review.

    Your description of the ink's behaviour makes me want to buy it.

    However I suffer from cognitive dissonance with respect to green inks. I love the thought of using them, I love how they look on the page when other people use them....but I hate the end result whenever I use them!
    and don't forget the stigma of being labelled part of the "green ink brigade" :P
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Green_ink
    Fair point, well made. But in my brain, the green ink brigade uses inks like Pelikan Brilliant Green exclusively. Murky, chalky, and teal-leaning green ink users, on the other hand, are probably great additions to a dinner party!

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    I have a weird memory of my dad telling me that when he was a kid, the students had to write in green at school...

    but memory isn't "real" so.. ya know... :P

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    As is often the case with Mr. Noodles, I'm more taken with the poet than the ink.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Lovely review - and named for a wonderful woman - one of my heros.

    This is the sort of ink that could make me break my Noodler's aversion

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    As is often the case with Mr. Noodles, I'm more taken with the poet than the ink.

    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Lovely review - and named for a wonderful woman - one of my heros.
    One of the kind wasn't she? Beautiful poetry. She is the feminine tragic Russian pendant of Shostakovich. Though Shostakovich was luckier. She paid a high price for immortality.
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    This is the sort of ink that could make me break my Noodler's aversion
    Why aversion?

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Thanks for the review. I think I'll by a bottle.

    As for the green ink brigade, during my time in the Navy, Executive Officers used green ink for their comments and edits to documents; Commanding Officers used blue ink.

    The former CEO of Montblanc USA told the Wall Street Journal he rarely uses black ink; during the holidays, he uses green ink. He inspired me down the path of writing with various shades of red and green ink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    Thanks for the review. I think I'll by a bottle.

    As for the green ink brigade, during my time in the Navy, Executive Officers used green ink for their comments and edits to documents; Commanding Officers used blue ink.

    The former CEO of Montblanc USA told the Wall Street Journal he rarely uses black ink; during the holidays, he uses green ink. He inspired me down the path of writing with various shades of red and green ink.
    Thanks.
    No one used red, I guess.
    I am tempted to buy a bottle myself but I already have two greens which are quite close...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post

    Why aversion?
    Just too high maintenance, inconsistent and controversial.

    I can forgive the sac-eating, section/feed destroying problems - that's about research and good pen hygiene. However, I don't like having to dilute inks to bring them to a saturation level I'm happy with, and to avoid them clogging. I don't like sitb, and most of all, I'm not keen on people using their products to promote their personal political agendas.

    There are more than enough gorgeous inks out there to keep me very happy without needing to include them in my arsenal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post

    Why aversion?
    Just too high maintenance, inconsistent and controversial.

    I can forgive the sac-eating, section/feed destroying problems - that's about research and good pen hygiene. However, I don't like having to dilute inks to bring them to a saturation level I'm happy with, and to avoid them clogging. I don't like sitb, and most of all, I'm not keen on people using their products to promote their personal political agendas.

    There are more than enough gorgeous inks out there to keep me very happy without needing to include them in my arsenal.
    That makes sense, thanks

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    got to know about Anna A. when I was studying Russian in college. She was something else.
    this ink looks really cool, thanks for the extensive review.
    I love green inks, especially if they shade. will likely grab this one at a show this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    got to know about Anna A. when I was studying Russian in college. She was something else.
    this ink looks really cool, thanks for the extensive review.
    I love green inks, especially if they shade. will likely grab this one at a show this year!


    I enjoyed pre-soviet Russian literature, and Soviet classical music. I missed out on the literature... I was a bit weary of the propaganda.. the only thing I read was Sholokhov's masterpiece. But now, I'm intrigued enough to grab her book of poetry... I really like her style... it's effortless, though I know that effortless means a lot of work.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post

    Why aversion?
    Just too high maintenance, inconsistent and controversial.

    I can forgive the sac-eating, section/feed destroying problems - that's about research and good pen hygiene. However, I don't like having to dilute inks to bring them to a saturation level I'm happy with, and to avoid them clogging. I don't like sitb, and most of all, I'm not keen on people using their products to promote their personal political agendas.

    There are more than enough gorgeous inks out there to keep me very happy without needing to include them in my arsenal.

    That’s very forgiving. Section and feed eating is inexcusable in my book. Respected repair people have had problems with Noodler’s in their own pens, so i don’t think it all comes down to proper research and pen hygiene. With so many inks that don’t eat pens, it’s not worth the risk.

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    This is a very thorough review. Well done.

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    Default Re: Noodler's Akhmatova

    Thanks for the review....just up my color alley, and I love a complex chroma!
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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