It's been a while since I talked about ink on this blog, what better way to get back into it with one of the new Kaweco shades. They recently released 2 new inks, 'Smokey Grey' and 'Sunrise Orange' and I've had the chance to try one of them out.
The kind folks over at Welovepens.co.uk noticed how partial I was to a good grey ink and thought I'd enjoy the new Smokey Grey by Kaweco. And they were right! Of course I had to ink my Kaweco AL Sport up with this ink, it had to be done. I still love this pen, it's a rugged well made pocket sized fountain pen that is comfortable to use all day. If you want to see more about this pen I reviewed it back in 2014 here.
But this ink is everything I love, a somewhat light grey with beautiful shading. It has quite a cool green hue to it, not what I was originally expecting when I heard the name 'Smokey', I kind of expected a warmer toned grey but it was a pleasant surprise. It's quite unique compared to some other grey inks I've tried in the past. It's like the cooler version of my all time favourite grey - Mont Blanc Oyster Grey.
It seemed to be a little wet while using it in my Kaweco AL Sport with a medium nib, but dried relatively quickly. Certainly if you were to use a finer nib it would dry almost instantly. But all in all it performed really nicely, once it dried I had no issues with smudging whatsoever. The shading is what sets this ink apart for me, with a wet(ish) nib like the medium Kaweco it performs really well.
If shading is something you look for in and ink and want to give yourself a little treat, maybe Smokey Grey is for you!
This review sample was provided by WeLovePens.co.uk. A huge thanks to them for sending over this ink to try out.
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