Pelikan Edelstein, Ink of the Year GARNET

This ink is the second in my collection from the Pelikan's premium range Edelstein.  Topaz has become one of my favourite blue inks, and is almost always in rotation, so I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to review this ink.  

Beautiful bottle ....

Beautiful bottle ....

The bottles are absolutely beautiful, and come in a very pretty box.  These inks flow very well, they are not as dry as the 4001 series by Pelikan but certainly are not wet.

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In case anyone was wondering why I suddenly wrote the word Yellow in this review, Carys and I were listening to music whilst writing this review and found ourselves signing along to "Yellow" by Coldplay.  I do these things from time to time.

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I find this to be a good bright red with nice shading and one I will look forward to using more, if you want to purchase this ink you can do so here.

Rohrer & Klingner - Cassia

So this is my first ink review, this ink was given to us by Alana, aka Comptine on FPN in the Pay it Forward Thread.  Having never tried an R & K ink before I was keen to try one out.  This is a wonderfully warm violet ink, it's not too blue or pink.  

Looks great in the barrel ...... 

Looks great in the barrel ...... 

This is the first ink by R & K that I have tried, so far I find it to be a well behaved ink.  It flows well and dries quickly.   It's very similar to Waterman Violet but with fewer blue tones.  I would definitely use this in my journal and letter writing, it fits well for note taking too.  Depending on your line of work you could also use it during office hours.... it adds a little fun whilst still looking professional.

An FPN member reminded me of Diamine Bilberry as a comparison too.

An FPN member reminded me of Diamine Bilberry as a comparison too.

As previously mentioned this is our first R & K ink but I would love to try more.  Any thoughts please leave a comment below.