I’m not a fan of blue ink but the De Atrementis Robert Louis Stevenson ink was in a recent Goulet Pens ink drop so I’m giving it a try. I’ve used it exclusively in my Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Desk Pen that has an extra fine nib.
I’ll leave the full ink review to those with more experience at such things. There is a short review written using the ink itself on the Fountain Pen Network.
I was pleasantly surprised by the ink. Even with the EF nib there was some shading. Flow was excellent on all the papers I tried. The ink flowed smoothly and dried quickly. I used it on Doanne Paper primarly, but it also saw use on Fields Notes, Rhodia and Moleskine along with some cheap Staples copy paper. Feathering and bleeding were never an issue, but this was an extra-fine nib.
I won’t be adding a bottle of this to my wish list now that my sample is gone, but mainly because I’m not a fan of blue, even one with a purplish tinge to it. It’s a nice ink, but it’s blue.