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Franklin-Christoph Dark Chocolate


 Hey! A brown ink! I love brown inks. This is one of two brown inks in this collection, and it's a deep brown. Probably as deep a brown as you can get and still call it a brown. It's also smooth-flowing, a little wet, and it could pass as dark enough to use in pretty much any setting. Check it out below.

Written Review


In the picture above you can see the difference between the super-wet Faber-Castell and the dry-running Metro. One of them is way more brown than the other, right? The look of this ink is really going to depend on your pen.  There's some detectable shading, though.

Word Card Swatches

It looks like it's a hair's breadth from having sheen, but it doesn't quite have it. 

Ink Comparisons

I was asked to show how this one stacked up to Sailor Doyou, so I did. Where Doyou is like a brownish grey, Dark Chocolate is definitely a brown. It's just very dark in a wet nib. 


Copy Paper Test

Water Drop Test

You can find these inks at Franklin-Christoph's site for $12.50 in a 2oz glass bottle. Dark Chocolate is a super-dark brown, it behaves decently well on copy paper, and it's a good bet for anyone who wants a little personality in their ink but needs to remain professional. This isn't my favorite brown in the collection, but it's a close race. Stay tuned for my favorite brown tomorrow.

This ink was provided to me for review purposes, but all of my reviews reflect only my own experiences and opinions of a product.

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