After I found a great green, I decided to search for a beautiful red. Again I hit up new-to-me ink brands and ended up ordering Pennonia Mustvörös (60mL for $13).
Mustvörös is Hungarian for young wine, and this red definitely leans toward wine colored. It went down almost a brick or blood red, but dried nicely into a more wine color. This one doesn’t have any sheen or shimmer, but it shades really nicely.
When I went looking for comparisons, I didn’t have anything that was super close. Kyo-No-Oto 6 Adzukiro was probably the closest. Birmingham Pen Co. Mt. Washington Sunset was close, but a little more orange (as was Duquesne Incline Red Station). I also looked at a few of the Mont Blanc reds, but those weren’t right either.
I’m always happy when I add an ink to the collection that doesn’t have an exact match since it’s a new shade to me!
- Papers: Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50), Crossfield Journal ($24.00),
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks: Pennonia Mustvörös (60mL for $13)
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