Rohrer & Klingner

Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa Iron Gall Ink (50ml Bottle)

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A 50ml glass bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa (Iron Gall) fountain pen ink. Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa (Iron Gall) fountain pen ink is a rich, deep shade of purple. 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 Scabiosa 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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Volume - 50ml

Bottle Material - Glass

Color Group - Purple

Special Properties - Iron Gall, Water Resistant 

5 Reviews

Francisco May 24, 2018


Purplish. Works well with dip pens.

Martin Leverton Nov 20, 2017

Lovely Ink

The two Rohrer & Klingner "Iron Gall" inks (Salix and Scabiosa) are lovely inks, and the swabs accurately match their colour. 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.

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