Henry David Thoreau Walden Blue

english

#1

Hi guys, please tell me the best option how I could get this ink. Usa or Europe? Any suggestions? What is best worth?
I read the book and I think it´s awesome, and I´m keen on blueish green colour. Seems like a perfect match for me.


#2

I was going to suggest http://fountainfeder.eu because that’s where I got mine, but they seem to be out. I could send you a sample though. It’s not the most well behaved ink because it’s so saturated (hard starts galore) so it’s maybe a good idea to try it before committing to a full bottle. Alternatively you could get Diamine November Rain which IMO is designed to be a well behaved Walden.


#3

Thank you very much, I would like to have a sample, of course I do not wish it free of charge. But how could you send it to me? Or are you coming to the Budapest Pelikan hub? I have November Rain, I do like it a lot, but Walden has a more teal shade which I like too. But I´ve heard the bad news about it too, in regard the bad flow issues. However, thanks for the link of this shop, they have very nice collections and great shipping conditions.


#4

Sorry for the delay! I somehow didn’t see the message. I live in Munich so I’m not coming to the Budapest Hub (sadly). Anyway, you send me a personal message with your address and I’ll send you a sample.


#5

Thank you so much! Daniel told me, you two share mails, so maybe sometimes you could send him a sample of Walden, on the other hand he told me he can also bring me a sample next time we meet, so if you have only a little of this ink, you don´t have to send it to me.:smiley:


#6

Ah yeah, I was about to send @danielb some pens anyway. So I’ll just include a sample of the ink. :slight_smile: Unless I forget of course. :wink:


#7

Kind of you, thanks😃


#8

OK, so I got a sample of Walden from Dani, and I have to say two things about it:
The colour is gorgeous, nothing to compare to it. I haven’t had any hard start issues in the Lamy Joy 1.1, it behaved well. But, and there is always a but: it smears like crazy also after a week on Herlitz (my book flex) paper, which is in my opinion a great paper for fountain pens. So I just can’t tolarete that this ink never really dries on this kind of paper. It’s a pity, and I am sad about it, because I write a lot and go through te written pages several times, and my fingers get stained and the lines look ugly and smeared. I’m so sorry for this, It could have been a lifetime partnership.


#9

Yeah, that’s what I noticed as well. Maybe you should give Diamine November Rain a try? It’s supposedly a bit less sheeny but in the same color range (green with red sheen) and maybe it will smear less.


#10

Thanks, I already have November rain (literally too, it´s raining now in Budapest), and I love it.