Rohrer & Klingner Salix
Fountain Pen Ink Review
Pen: Lamy 2000, Binderized Medium Nib
Ink: Rohrer & Klingner Salix
Paper: Kyokuto F.O.B. COOP – Dot Grid – B5
Notes: This is the blue iron gall ink offering from Rohrer & Klingner, and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a solid performer on all types of paper I’ve tried it with (even cheap copy paper). It’s a well-behaved ink that could be easily used as a daily driver due to it’s versatility. The ink shades wonderfully and it’s super smooth in my Lamy 2000. This particular iron gall does on lighter initially than Diamine’s Registrar’s Ink. Shading is about the same though. As with all iron gall inks, they darken up a bit as they dry, while permanently bonding with the paper in the process. I was a big fan of R&K Scabiosa (I recently bought an entire bottle), and now I can add Salix to the want list. Like all iron gall inks, try not to leave it loaded in a pen too long, as they can become corrosive over extended periods of time. I’ve never had an issue, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on. I’m really loving this ink though, and I think I may need to add a bottle to my collection. Thanks for reading!
- Awesome shading
- Great on cheap paper
- Iron gall permanence!
6 thoughts on “Rohrer & Klingner Salix Iron Gall – Ink Review”
Love Salix ink. I’ve used it nonstop for a couple years now and am finally over my quest for the “perfect” ink.
I have been using Salix’s sister Scabiosa in my pocket notebook and liking how it lays down a nice tight no-fuss waterproof line. I was on the verge of ordering a bottle of Scabiosa in spite of all the other samples I really should work through first. I think I’ll try a sample of Salix to compare. Who knows, maybe I’ll go for a bottle of each.
Great review – very impressive photos
how many days did you wait to take these photos? (there is a blank ___ in the last photo where you maybe intended to say). love the site!