I just reviewed J. Herbin Vert Empire cartridges and this KarasKustoms Ink with a medium nib was the primary pen for the review. It’s the Tumbled Raw Aluminum version with an aluminum griping section. I didn’t write the pen dry and wasted about 1/2 a cartridge. While the ink performed well the color just wasn’t for me. I kept the pen inked after the review with the intention of writing it dry, but I always passed it over. Of the twelve pens I currently have inked it was debatable whether this would be my 11th or 12th choice if I ranked the pens.
I did review the KarasKustoms Ink although this Tumbled Raw Aluminum version wasn’t part of the review since it’s a recent addition. The specific nib is also new to me but I did review a different medium nib and this one is consistent with the earlier nib, It’s always good when pen manufacturing is consistent.
The pen was inked up back on January 19th. I have no complaints about the performance. The flow was consistent and there wasn’t any skipping or hard starts. My dislike of the ink is purely aesthetic.
There’s a complete lack of any nib creep or splattering so the nib seems nice and clean even though I don’t clean them before the photos.