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    Default Wild Grape Ink

    Check this out. I received a letter from a pen pal who purchases very old flex pens from me, like Weidlichs and Moores, and we've developed correspondence over the years. His latest letter was written with ink he made himself from what was left from making jam from wild grapes. He named the ink Wild Grape - blunt and to the point! He wrote:

    "I took some of the juice, diluted it, strained it through a coffee filter into an empty ink bottle, and added a little gum arabic. I don't want to put it in a [fountain] pen, so the dip pen. It acts almost like an iron gall ink. It goes down sort of pink but darkens as it dries. It's a nice blue on white paper and almost burgundy on cream paper."

    He also enclosed a comparison sample.

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    I think that is so cool.

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    Default Re: Wild Grape Ink

    Wow that so cool Fred. He can probably try them in some cheap Chinese pens.... I did it with a pomegranate ink, and it worked.....

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    Default Re: Wild Grape Ink

    In my reply, I wrote that the ink looked so good, I ate the letter.

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