Curiouser and Curiouser: A Short Review of Diamine Salamander Ink

Diamine salamander

This is one of the strangest colours of ink that I have ever used. The shade is intriguing to say the least. At first, at least to my eye it looks very dark, almost black and appears very wet on the page. It flowed well across the page and appeared to dry quickly and evenly.

Only as the ink dried was the true green-brown hue of this ink fully displayed with a nuanced shading that I found quite engaging. Since first using this I find myself drawn to using this ink more and more as part of one of my daily carry inked-up fountain pens. It’s weird, and I can’t put my finger on why I like this so much, after all I wouldn’t call it beautiful – but where logic ends, passion begins they say.

As with all Diamine inks, I like them because they’re British of course, but more than that because they are undoubtedly great inks! My review was carried out using my daily carry Kaweco Classic Sport utilising a medium nib, writing on Rhodia 80gsm dot grid paper. Hopefully the picture quality will improve with each post 🙂

FWP

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