Private Reserve Sherwood Green – Handwritten Ink Review


Private Reserve

Sherwood Green

Fountain Pen Ink

Handwritten Review

Pen: Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black, Binderized Medium Nib
Private Reserve Sherwood Green
 Rhodia dotPad, No. 16, top spiral bound

Notes: This is the second sample I’ve ordered and gone through completely of Private Reserve’s Sherwood Green. It’s a vibrant medium green with amazing shading properties. The bulk of the line does down dark, but the shading is practically neon green. The ink is smooth, and a pleasure to write with. Only thing worth noting is that it can be a bit slow to dry, but taking the extra care is definitely worth it. The shading wasn’t as intense in the Vanishing Point Medium as it was in a Lamy Medium Nib, so your results may vary. Even though it’s close to Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine, they’re two different animals. For the price difference, I would have to recommend the Private Reserve over the Edelstein  because I can’t see having both in your collection as 100% necessary. However, I think I may eventually end up with a bottle of this ink in the near future.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the review!

Private Reserve Handwritten Review 2

Private Reserve Handwritten Review 3

Private Reserve Handwritten Review 4
The Sherwood Green layers up pretty nicely. Usually inks that do that tend to shade well, this ink is no exception.

Private Reserve Handwritten Review 5
As you can see, it’s pretty darn close to Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine. The Private Reserve is a bit darker, and the shading is a bit more pronounced.

Private Reserve Handwritten Review 6
I probably should have used a different pen. The shading can get even more intense. For best results, try a Lamy Steel Medium.

Private Reserve Handwritten Review 7
Nothing too crazy in the doodle section this time. I really, really like this ink though.

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3 thoughts on “Private Reserve Sherwood Green – Handwritten Ink Review

  1. Try a Lamy stub with this ink. I used it for all my holiday writing this past December and I just love it.

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