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    Default Diamine Steel Blue

    This is a really unusual blue. Almost a green.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    A lovely review! It's a colour I hadn't really considered - up to now. Thanks a lot.
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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    I'd call it teal. Thanks for the review.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    I agree, it is more of a teal than a blue. But I find myself using it a lot lately!
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    Murfie kindly sent me a generous sample bottle of this and it has become one of my favourite inks.
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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    I think this is a very appropriate name for this ink. It's teal blue.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Diamine already has a teal and it's not like that. I think this is more baby blue, at least for the writing. For inkguy, I dunno what colour that could be.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Whoa. I was expecting more of a gunmetal grey-blue with a name like that.
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    Thanks for sharing. Bogon showed me this ink after taunting me with the now elusive c d'a caribbean sea. I may have to buy this one before it too becomes extinct.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Steel?? Huh? It looks really cool! Anyone know how it compares to Soft Mint?
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    I like this blue, and prefer it to the other blue I bought from Diamine - Mediterranean Blue.
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    I've actually just realised this is the colour I wrote in my correspondence diary noting incoming and outgoing post. Maybe I should reply to one of the InCoWriMo letters in Steel Blue!
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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    Steel?? Huh? It looks really cool! Anyone know how it compares to Soft Mint?
    Soft mint is lighter than the steel although their color tone are a little similar.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by I like mango pudding View Post
    Diamine already has a teal and it's not like that. I think this is more baby blue, at least for the writing. For inkguy, I dunno what colour that could be.
    Diamine Teal is like the dark blue green. The Steel looks like the greenish turquoise

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Lovely colour, very similar to J Herbin Blue Pervenche which i have only just discovered and absolutely adore but i may have to buy some of this and compare the two side by side.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Pervenche is much bluer without any green at all
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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by bananamoon View Post
    Pervenche is much bluer without any green at all
    Perhaps we have different eyes but the pervenche i use does have the slightest hint of green perhaps not as much as this steel blue but i would describe it as a shade of turquoise which, to me at least, is greeny blue.

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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    You are very likely right, I can never see the green in turquoise, myself. Either way Pervenche is much bluer and less green than Steel Blue, which to me is more like a green that is very blue.
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    Default Re: Diamine Steel Blue

    I think it's the green that i like so much in the diamine.

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