A 50ml glass bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Salix (Iron Gall) fountain pen ink. Rohrer & Klingner Salix (Iron Gall) fountain pen ink is a rich shade of blue-black that leans towards blue. Rohrer & Klingner fountain pen ink, feature high-class, brilliant colorants, specially treated water and minimal amounts of additives. This well-balanced composition causes the optimal capillary flow of the inks, and is suitable for fountain pens, dip pens and other calligraphy instruments.
The color of the Salix iron gall ink intensifies when it oxidizes on the air and therefore writings with those inks are considered permanent and "archivally safe".
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My first IG ink. It is a dry ink;color is nice and it works well in my very wet, Pelikan fine nib M600
Martin LevertonNov 20, 2017
The two Rohrer & Klingner "Iron Gall" inks (Salix and Scabiosa) are lovely inks, and the swabs accurately match their colour (though I personally find the Salix to be just slightly bluer than the swab). They also both have a fascinating hue which is hard to describe but makes them "different" somehow, to my eye. They're a modern form of Iron Gall inks, which are apparently perfectly safe for modern fountain pens, dry quickly and are then waterproof. They have a dry flow, and would be best in a pen with a wet nib. These are not ones I use all the time, but I do love them, and regularly return to them. I, personally, have found both these inks to be excellent for use with italic nibs. I suspect that this is because they flow slowly and dry quickly. In my own particular experience this seems to enhance the italic qualities of the nibs, in a way that can't be measured simply by quickly drawing the usual criss-cross line variation grid.
Jonathan WhitehornNov 20, 2017
New favorite blue!
This in is awesome. It works really well on cheap paper: no feathering or bleeding that I can see. It even manages to shade! The ink turns from a solid blue when wet to a color reminiscent of deep, faded denim. The dry time that bad. It's no quick-dry, but the dry time is sufficient. The shading is really cool. It doesn't shade in a "traditional" way, where the darker color ends up pooling at the bottom of a letter or line. The shading appears to be random and will show up at the bottom of a "y" just as often as it will at the top of a "g". It's waterproof and permanent. This is my new favorite blue (or ink!).
AndrewNov 20, 2017
My Favorite Ink
This is such a beautiful, well-behaved ink that I had to get a bottle. It's a potent and somehow dusty blue that doesn't bleed or feather, even in some pretty wet pens.
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