Just before I left town for the beach and the DC Pen Show, I got this bottle of ink in the mail from Pen Chalet. I filled up a couple of pens and hit the road. I didn't see a whole lot of it at the show, and I haven't really seen much about it online, either. That's weird, considering that the intwebs were absolutely deluged with posts when Emerald of Chivor dropped. Could it be that inks with sheen and glitter are passe? I hope not, because someone finally made a brown!
The brown of the Caroube de Chypre is a very red sort of brown. Not as red as Franklin-Christoph's Terra Firma, but not that far off. From the nib, it's dark enough that you won't see much red at all.
Yeah, I wrote "J. Herbin" as the brand on Brandy Dazzle. That's false. It's a Diamine ink. Whoops
This pen stopped writing while I was doing the review, but that's the only time I've had an issue with that one. I had to refill the pen to get it running again, actually. I think it just got jammed with too much glitter in that little Vac Mini feed. The Gist hasn't had any of that problem.
Tomoe River Paper
Gotta have some Tomoe River samples for an ink like this one, right?
The gold shimmer in the bottle...
Water Drop Test and Video Review
I like this one more than I thought I would. It's a cool color, it's got plenty of the complex sheen that you expect in a 1670 ink. Overall, good stuff.
Check it out at this post's ink-sponsor, Pen Chalet. Thanks for the ink, Ron!
***This ink was provided by Pen Chalet in exchange for my honest review.***