Nothing beats a good ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is quite simply gorgeous, and I wasn't expecting it. I came across this ink by chance and I am very very pleased I did. I bought my husband a Kaweco fountain pen and Diamine Prussian Blue ink cartridges as a present as I felt he needed a good pen. I chose Diamine Prussian Blue ink as he prefers a dark ink colour and has a love of all things grey. 

When it turned up, naturally the pen geek in me wanted to give it a go. Quite simply, had I been wearing socks, it would have blown them off.

At this present time Diamine is my favourite ink brand. They are great value for money, a 30ml bottle set me back less than £3. The ink flows consistently well and dry times are good. For the Prussian Blue the tone is lovely. I would describe it as a blue-black ink but not in the traditional sense. This ink has hints of grey which gives it an edge that I haven't seen it other blue-blacks. It is also more blue than black. A quick google search and wiktionary informs me that this pigment colour was actually discovered in Prussia around 1700. I am a part time history student so this discovery just added to my love.

Check the shading from my ink swab

Check the shading from my ink swab

To enjoy this ink even more I have it inked up in a demonstrator pen. Even in the ink reservoir it looks dreamy. 

Swishing inky goodness 

Swishing inky goodness 

Diamine Prussian Blue with be a blue-black ink that I will always use. If you haven't tried a Diamine ink, or are looking for an affordable blue-black then I urge you to try this ink.