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    Default Noodler's Kuprin

    Is a rich garnet colour, belonging to the Russian series, an homage to the Russian novelist, Aleksandr Kuprin. The colour, I assume, is a nod to one of his short stories, the Garnet Bracelet, a sentimental story of unrequited love.

    Chroma
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    Some snippets from the Garnet Bracelet on Midori - Fude nib - Fine nib
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    Kuprin was born in 1870 in the Russian empire and after a stint in the army and many odd jobs, settled on writing short stories, the most famous being the Duel (life of an officer in a dreary garrison in southern Russia), The Pit (vignettes about life in a second tired brothel), and many other short stories.


    His style is poetic and paints well the end and the obvious demise of the Tzarist Russia.

    TR 68 gr
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    Apica Medium/ fine nib
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    I found several of his lines describing Jews, a sad reflection of the pogroms.
    He left before the 1917 revolution to Paris and never achieved his fame again. He returned to Soviet Union, destitute and finished, to great triumph and died a year after, at age 67, in 1938.

    In contrast to his depressing life, the ink is rich, deep warm burgundy, with delightful. I found the ink non lubricated when I pressed the nib hard but smooth if I wrote with a light touch.

    Here is a comparison with some other burgundy inks:

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    Ink is definitely waterproof:
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    And here is a whimsical sketch to brighten your day:
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    Note Russian series inks are more expensive than standard bulletproof inks.
    Ink is bulletproof.


    • Pens used: Noodler’s Ahab/ Kaweco Perkeo Fine/ Jinhao Medium/fude
    • Shading: Quite a bit on good paper.
    • Ghosting: No
    • Bleed through: Didn’t notice.
    • Flow Rate: Balanced
    • Lubrication: Better with soft/ smooth nibs. I would recommend this ink to people who have a soft touch.
    • Nib Dry-out: Note noticed
    • Start-up: Not noticed
    • Saturation: Deep rich burgundy
    • Shading Potential: Delightful
    • Sheen: None
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not noticed
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: No
    • Staining (pen): Very easy to clean…
    • Clogging: None
    • Water resistance: Excellent
    • Availability: 90 ml bottles
    Last edited by Yazeh; December 30th, 2021 at 03:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Noodler's Kuprin

    Fabulous review Yazeh - thank you I haven't read Kuprin for years, and will have to now!

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    Default Re: Noodler's Kuprin

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Fabulous review Yazeh - thank you I haven't read Kuprin for years, and will have to now!
    Thanks mizgeorge. Means a lot. I managed to snag some of his short stories (ebooks) and read them for free. When I was young, I loved Russian literature. Now with "maturity" I see things I didn't see before. What I liked most about this series, is re-opening old horizons and see my younger self with new eyes
    Last edited by Yazeh; December 30th, 2021 at 06:11 PM.

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