The next installment in the Caran d'Ache series is this chocolaty brown. It's also sort of a rich, loamy brown, I think. Maybe I've been digging in the garden too much, though.
The first nib I had this in was the Franklin-Christoph music nib, and it worked pretty well. I actually wrote the top portion of the review, got distracted, and didn't finish it until the next day. The first line next to "Thoughts" is sorta weird. I think the ink got a little dried up in one side of that three-prong nib, and it just wasn't flowing well. I blame the TWSBI 700's feed. It just wasn't meant to feed this nib. I also had the choke closed on the pen, so that'll do it.
Anyway, the shade of this ink is great in that huge nib. It's rich and it's solid.
And...I totally forgot to fill out a couple of the spaces in the review. There's no real problem with the flow. It got going again, even in the music nib, and it worked out fine. There's a little bit of feather and bleed on the copy paper (you'll see it below), but nothing major.
Not pictured, below, is the Graf von Faber-Castell Hazelnut Brown. I'd already taken it out of my pen by this point. I think I like Hazelnut a little more, but you can decide for yourself.
Copy Paper Test
It behaves pretty well, but not as well as the Hazelnut I reference above. It's not a huge difference, but it's there.
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Water Test and Review Video
The ink for this review was provided free of charge by Anderson Pens. The review was all mine, however.