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Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst


I almost forgot about this ink! It's one that Appelboom Pennen sent me back when I reviewed the Montblanc Pink and JFK inks. I put it off when I did the others because these Ink of the Year inks are generally more available than the Montblanc Limited Editions. They are a bit limited, though, so if you like what you see, pick up a bottle of this ink.

Look, I don't really like purple inks most of the time. I might be coming around on them, though. This ink is really solid. It's a deep, rich purple that flows super well and behaves itself on copy papers. It's purple enough to be interesting, but it's dark enough to be subtle. I bet you could get away with it in most settings as long as you use a slightly wet nib.

Check out the review below.

Written Review


Ink Comparisons

I don't have any other purples in pens right now, but that Akkerman #4 goes down pretty purple. The Amethyst is much more purple in this picture. This was written with the TWSBI 540's dry-ish fine nib, so more of the purple is showing up.


Copy Paper Test

There is some bleed with a wet, broad nib, but not a whole lot.

The Flacon
Pelikan calls this bottle a "flacon". That's old French for "flagon" and I like that usage. I don't know if this is a legitimate flagon, but it sure is a nice bottle! 

Video Review and Water Drop Test

Get this ink in cartridges, if you like. They come in a pretty rad metal case.

There's also a matching Pelikan M205 in Amethyst coming out soon.

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