Pen: Kaweco AL-Sport – Grey – Medium Nib
Ink: Kaweco Pearl Black
Paper: Kyokuto FOB COOP Dot Grid – B5 (Available at JetPens.com)
First thing’s first, HUGE thanks to Kaweco for sending me a giant box of fountain pens, ink, and goodies. This ink was the first one I loaded up because I couldn’t want to start using my new AL-Sport. Kaweco Pearl Black (the name it says on the invoice, not the bottle) is from a new line of bottled ink that Kaweco is putting out. This is the same as the ink in the bottle, but conveniently loaded up in an international short cartridge. I rarely review inks in cartridges, but I really like this deep, dark black. While I’ve already established my go-to black ink (see the review here), this black isn’t far behind. It’s dark and highly saturated, and there’s only the tiniest amount of visible shading in the writing. It’s neither wet not dry, landing somewhere in the middle. It’s exceptionally nice in the smooth Kaweco medium nib. While I won’t be exclusively switching to cartridges, it’s nice and easy to keep a few of these in my bag just in case they’re needed. It helps that the ink inside is great too. I’ll have no qualms with keeping it loaded in one of my (now many) Kawecos.
I opted to keep the “artsy” shots from the group of outside ones, but the actual head on shots of the review are in laboratory conditions with 5000k lighting, custom white balance, and all of that fun other photography stuff that drives me nuts.
- Velvety smooth
- Medium-high saturation
- True Black
- Dries fast
- Nothing to report!
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