Kaweco Blue-Black Ink: German Pen Company, Kaweco, is known for its compact, distinctive yet functional Al-Sport and Classic Sport fountain pens used by officers in during World War II. However, Kaweco makes some wonderful fountain pen ink as well. Kaweco ink colors are basic colors such as red, blue, orange, green, purple, black and turquoise, but the ink’s characteristics and colors are above average for sure.
Kaweco Blue-Black ink does not disappoint. There are a variety of shades of blue-black ink on the market that each have their own appeal. Sailor Sei Boku ink has more of a blue shade as Platinum Blue-Black is even lighter. Lamy Blue-Black ink is a bit darker and more of a true blue black color. Two of the best blue-black inks that show a dark blue color is Aurora Blue-Black ink and Kaweco Blue-Black ink. Both of these inks combine blue and black into a functional every day use color. Kaweco Blue-Black is a mid-priced imported German ink that you will enjoy.
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While testing Kaweco Blue-Black ink, we noticed the following characteristics that you may find helpful:
During this review we used French made Rhodia bloc paper with a J. Herbin glass dip pen. The dip pen tip is equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib.
Kaweco Blue-Black ink is available in only one size, a 30 ml. glass bottle. The bottle itself is functional as it allows for the user to collect every last drop of ink contained therein by placing the bottle on its side.
Kaweco Blue-Black ink costs $16.00 for a 30 ml. glass bottle, making it a mid ranged priced ink.
One of the great features of Kaweco Blue-Black ink is its quick dry time. Using the glass dip pen with its fine tip, we noticed a very fast 2-3 second dry time. This is unusually fast for a dark color, making Kaweco Blue-Black ink a practicable option for all purposes, including home and office use.
Another characteristic we have noticed with Kaweco ink is there is absolutely no bleeding, even during the cotton swab test.
We did not experience any feathering while using Kaweco Blue-Black ink during normal use. Even during the water test, we only noticed very slight feathering at its wettest points. Most of the ink sample remained clear and distinct even during the water test.
Although Kaweco Blue-Black ink is not a waterproof ink, it held up exceptionally, well under the water test. There was only slight color bleeding, not much feathering and no additional bleeding during the test.
Kaweco Blue-Black ink produces some above-average shading, with its very dark blue color combined with a lighter grey blue color when used with a lighter stroke. Used with a fine nib however, such as the glass dip pen, you will see very little shading.
Conclusion about the Kaweco Blue-Black Ink
The color of Kaweco Blue-Black ink is super and it has a very fast dry time. The ink holds up well under water (although its not considered waterproof) and shows no feathering or color bleeding under normal use. The price is mid ranged for a 30 ml. bottle at a $16.00 retail price but with all of its other characteristics, the price is pretty reasonable for this imported German ink.
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