Krishna Anokhi Ink

Krishna Anokhi Ink Review & Giveaway!

Krishna Anokhi Ink is one of ten Krishna RC series of inks that have been produced by Dr. Sreekumar in his home country of India. The RC series of inks are meant to be super sheening or as he phrases it “sheentastic” inks.

Anokhi means “unique”, which this ink truly is, Krishna Anokhi ink does not disappoint. One of four purple-based colors in Krishna’s RC ink series, the Anokhi ink has a violet base color with a green metallic sheen. The ink has a nice light to dark purple shade and each color variation is based upon the size of nib, paper, application and whether your use a heavy or light hand. Krishna Anokhi ink is fun to play and experiment with.

We carry all Krishna ink colors in each of the various series, such as the standard Krishna Super Rich Series, Kot Massi and RC. Dr. Shreekumar is not complacent and continues to produce new and exciting colors, adding to his ever-increasing variety. During our review of Krishna Anokhi ink we noticed the following characteristics that you may find helpful in choosing your next ink color.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Krishna Anokhi ink we used for this review.

Krishna Anokhi Ink Review

Krishna Anokhi Ink Review

Testing Factors

We used a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen on French made Rhodia dot pad paper for our review of Krishna Anokhi ink. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Krishna Anokhi ink comes in a simple standard 20 ml. glass Krishna ink bottle. The bottle is small yet functional with a simple label and even simpler packaging, many times with the color of the ink handwritten on the box. The presentation isn’t up to par with a Pelikan Edelstein ink, but neither is the price, which remains low and affordable.


Krishna Anokhi ink is economically priced at $9.00 per 20 ml. bottle. This is very reasonable understanding that each bottle is imported from India. The lower priced (non-mega sheening inks) in the Krishna Super Rich Series are priced at $8.00 per 20 ml. bottle.

Dry Time

During our review of Krishna Anokhi ink we experienced a dry time of approcimately 5 seconds, which was great for a highly saturated mega sheeninig ink. We did use the thinnest lines we could using the glass dip pen. Larger nibs, which will produce wetter lines may have a longer dry time.

Bleed Through

There was no bleeding while testing Krishna Anokhi ink using the glass dip pen and the cotton swab on Rhodia paper.


Rhodia is a high quality paper and rarely does ink feather during normal use. Our review of Krishna Anokhi ink produced the same results. No feathering at all during normal use. However, during our water test we did notice some feathering.

Water Test

Krishna Anokhi ink is a non-waterproof water-based ink. During our water test, where we run a water soaked cotton swab over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes, we found significant color smearing. This is not unusual and some slight line distortion at the wettest points.

Shading & Sheening

Krishna Anokhi ink is a mega sheening ink, which produces some nice shading as well within the purple color of the ink. Combined with the metallic green sheen and purple ink color that can produce light to very dark, almost black color. The bottom line is you don’t really know what to expect color wise from this ink with the wide range of shading as well as the sheen. This makes Anokhi a fun and “unique” ink as its name suggests.

Conclusion about the Krishna Anokhi ink

Krishna Anokhi ink is another great mega sheening ink, not in the same category of a Organics Studio mega sheening ink such as Walden Blue, Blue Nitrogen or Santiago’s Sea Blue, but its still super easy to get lots of sheen out of it. As with any mega sheening ink or other highly saturated inks, please take extra care when using such inks. We suggest you clean your fountain pens regularly and thoroughly every comply of weeks to avoid any unwanted clogging. Using a cleaning solution such as our Fountain Pen Flush makes this task much easier. Krishna Anokhi ink is unique, fun to use, has great variety built into the ink and is very affordable. Happy Writing from India!

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5 years ago

I’m in love with the Krishna inks!

Geoffrey Dunn
5 years ago

This looks like a really fun ink. I’d love to try it!

David Knapp
5 years ago

As long as you’re looking at Krishna inks, how about Jungle Volcano?

Sara garcia
5 years ago

Ooooh I just bought Jungle Volcano so I’m interesting in seeing how much of a monster sheening ink this is.
Purple and green though?! What a delightful combo!

Ron Parish
5 years ago

That’s purple! What about picking out a color and doing a comparison between various manufacturers?

Rebecca Wright
5 years ago

this is awesome! Purple is my fav color

5 years ago

I have been thinking about buying some purple or violet ink for a long time.

5 years ago

What a lovely purple, Krishna makes inks with such amazing sheen.

5 years ago

It’s a lovely shade of purple and the green is an interesting touch

5 years ago

This is going to sound odd, but I have a thing against purple. But sometimes there’s one that I like and this falls squarely in that category. Looks beautiful!

matthew fitzgerald
5 years ago

I have been trying to decide on a purple ink. This is in the running with that green sheen.

5 years ago


Beth Fralix
5 years ago

Stunning colour!! I love the depth of the purple colour in this ink!! Thank you for reviewing it! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

5 years ago

My current favorite ink is the Iroshizuku Ajisai. It’s not super saturated but it’s a lovely spring color.

Tosa Puvapiromquan
5 years ago

Holy sheentastic ink! Purple and green was my favorite color combination for most of my childhood. What fun inks these are and yes I’ll make sure to clean my pen every comply weeks when using this kind of sheeny ink 😉

Armando González Ruiz
5 years ago

WOW, I love purple!

5 years ago

I’m excited about this color!

5 years ago

I love all the sheening ink reviews… Keep them coming!

Andrew Mulnix
5 years ago

Coloverse Dark Matter would be a good one to review.

Ged Alangui
5 years ago

Nice! I wanna try that ink.

5 years ago

Lovely shade

Alyx W.
5 years ago

Are all of the Krishna inks this pigmented? Stunning! Love your reviews

5 years ago

Omg i want it

5 years ago

I am interested in any black ink to be reviewed.

Martine Paquin
5 years ago

New ink brand for me! Excited and curious!

5 years ago

This is a beautiful ink. I would love to see more reviews in the Colorverse lineup.

5 years ago

This is an ink brand I eventually want to try. Thank you, Pen Chalet, for having these giveaways!

Michael Solinas
5 years ago

This looks like an AWESOME deep purple!!

Dan Cincu
5 years ago

Not a fan of purple. But this shade of imi looks nice. I think Vaikhari it’s much better for my taste

5 years ago

Great giveaway! Great review!

Emily jensen
5 years ago

This looks like such a great ink. I love purple and sheening inks!

5 years ago

Nice sheen on this ink!

E. Frank Ball
5 years ago

So many new inks, so little time.

Orin Rezwana
5 years ago

Thank you, great stuff.

5 years ago

hmm, I was just thinking I needed a dark purple!

Natalie C.
5 years ago

Ooh I love this dark purple!

5 years ago

I’m in love with the Krishna inks. I’ve bought two so far and can’t wait to add more.

5 years ago

Looking good

Margot C
5 years ago

Have you written about the Colorverse Inks yet?