Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Private Reserve Ebony Green Fountain Pen Ink

Well my friends, Shaylen Scrooge is actually feeling a bit Christmas-y this year. Given all the drama of the past few months, that in and of itself is a monumental feat. Typically, even under normal circumstances, the Holidays are a difficult time of year for me. It seems like it only reminds me of my lack of family, and finances. Alas, as 2010 rolls to a stop, I intend to Ho Ho Ho the halls with boughs of holly, or...something like that.
Anyway, in true Christmas fashion, I wanted to review this pretty green ink.  I made out my Christmas cards last night, and used it for some of the personal notes I included. This is a very professional looking, well behaved ink. I know this ink has to flow exceptionally well, because the pen I am using it in has never worked for me before! It's just a crappy fountain pen from a cheap pen set, but now that it is working, it's not that bad!

It does dry pretty slowly, and is most certainly not water-proof. It's a very pretty color though, just spot-on for the rich, dark, emerald green you want for Christmas correspondence. At least, it is in my opinion. Here's a close-up of the swab:

If you're a fan of green, or looking for something to spice up your "blue or black ink only" life, I recommend this ink!

Season's Greetings,


  1. Not keen on the colour in the swabs, but as written it looks lovely.

    Green ink has a bit of a stigma in the UK (letters that appear unreasonable/unhinged are often described as having been written in green ink - in my old job I received several that confirmed the stereotype too!) I can't imagine writing with a vivid green - but this, I could work with, I think.

  2. It's worth a shot! I think this is a nice color to have around. Perhaps if you ever need to write an unreasonable letter, you could use this!