Diamine Silver Fox might seem like it would be a plain grey ink, but it has color variation and accessibility. Sometimes all you need is a simple ink that you can use in work settings, but also makes you feel uniquely you.
- LAMY AL-star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib)
- Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River white paper
- Moleskine notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- Slow– This ink has a dry time of a little under 30 seconds. It could easily smear depending on the paper you use.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Medium– While this ink isn't classified as water resistant there is a little bit of ink left behind if you drip water on the page.
- Medium– In thicker nibs this ink comes off as a deep grey, but it can also come off pretty light in thinner nibs. Looking at the swab test you can definitely see a distinct color change between swabs.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Easy– We had no problem whatsoever cleaning the ink out of this pen.
- Medium– You can absolutely see a bit of shading in the letters when using a medium nib.
- Medium– This has a fairly nice flow, so we rate it as a medium.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- 40ml triangular glass bottle with box and a 2ml ink sample
- The bottle has an interesting triangular shape. It is easy to fill from when ink is plentiful but when ink gets low I could see the bottle being harder to maneuver because of the shape.
- The shape of the bottle displays the ink gorgeously. More than that though, it also shows off all of the inks in the anniversary collection together. When you have a few of the anniversary inks together it creates a beautiful circular image that is very visually appealing.
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Diamine Silver Fox is a great ink to use in any situation. The subtle hue of grey ranges from light to a deep dark grey that reminds me of sketching with a pencil. Whether it's for work, or play, this ink will give you just the right amount of shading and flow to make your writing experience enjoyable.