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50ml bottle of Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite blue-black fountain pen ink. Set in a beautiful inkwell glass bottle.
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Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite (50ml Bottled Ink)

50ml bottle of Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite blue-black fountain pen ink. Set in a beautiful inkwell glass bottle.

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.5652 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silken feel I like this ink primarily for what my title indicates. The color has no "pop" and is entirely unsensational but it has a real pleasurable soft smooth feel in my XXF Pelikan M640 Mt. Everest. It replaced the too-dry Montblanc Midnight Blue my Pel was struggling with and it rather resembles it in color. After sampling I bought a bottle just for that one pen. I've found it will feather ever so slightly on steno pad paper but generally performs consistently across media, Rhodia, Hammermill inkjet, Staples Arc. The expense is an issue, yes, but not really enough for me to deduct a full star. After all, the pen I bought it for was not cheap either.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Blue-black But ... I've used this for several months now; it flows smoothly, lays down a decently wet line with most of my pens. I've never had it blob. As another reviewer stated, it is close to Sheaffer's Blue-Black; which I used throughout high school. That's one of the sticking points for me. It's blue-black, not the colour of tanzanite at all. It isn't rated as a permanent ink, it's not waterproof. It's also fifty cents/ml. Sheaffer's Blue-black is eighteen cents/ml. Better yet, Noodler's Bad Blue Heron is just under fourteen cents/ml, it's waterproof, permanent and is a nice blue-black. Sorry, Edelstein/Pelikan, no biscuit. I'll finish this bottle, but replace it with Noodler's Bad Blue Heron.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My one ink I'm the same writer of the review titled "Silken Feel". It was actually written in early 2013, though the site update (nice BTW) does not show this. I feel guilty I wrote "unsensational" with regard to the color. This ink IS sensational, in that it is a perfect blue-black without any green at all (if that meets your definition of BB). Rhodia paper does tend to stifle the color a little, but on other media P.E. Tanzanite is a dark blue-black with the blue tending to violet blue very slightly. I love this ink. I trust this ink in my most loved pen, my daily writer and the scribe of my most intimate thoughts, as well as the more mundane work notes. It is subtly expressive and actually improves a nib's performance, in my opinion and experience. At almost 2 years into our relationship, I'm happy I committed to this as my one ink. I will eat Ramen noodles every day of the rest of my life if it means I never run out of it!
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful ink with a wonderful feel This is one of those colors that I just love immediately--a dark purple-y blue that really grabs me, not because it's so saturated but just because it is truly gorgeous and different than most other colors out there. The closest ink in color that I've tried is Noodler's Kung Te Cheng, but that's a bit more purple and lot more saturated--and of course a consequence of the saturation is that KTC has almost no shading, while Tanzanite has *gorgeous* shading. If you are looking for a lovely shading dark purplish blue I'd definitely get the sample. Given the price of the bottle I have to admit I haven't taken the plunge for the bottle yet, but the sample was well worth trying. (and has given me hopes of mixing a similar ink with the much cheaper Organics Studio "Manganate V" and "Cobalt")
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect blue black! I?ve been searching for the right blue black for the last couple of months; it needed to be wet, smooth, dark without looking black and as saturated as possible while still rinsing out easily from a vintage celluloid pen. After about 15 samples, I finally tried Edelstein Tanzanite. The ink has a perfect flow that does not feel watery but provides just the right amount of smoothness to allow a nib to flex and dance across the page with ease. It is very well behaved and started immediately even when resting the pen uncapped for a minute. Unlike some of the saturated blues I tried, it did not cause start up issues after being in the pen for a couple of days. In a wet pen, the color is rich and saturated (finally I had found a true blue black and not a faded grey blue!), yet hints of grayish blue punctuate the dark ink with just the right amount of shading. As an added bonus, on Rhodia, it forms a coppery sheen around the edges of the wetter areas. Tanzanite is definitely in my top 3 inks!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different Than Others, Excellent By Itself Not a purple, but a restructuring of the Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black that fixes all the problems that had. Here we get a consistent, instant ink flow, great smoothness, and wonderful result in a perfectly behaved Blue-Black.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid blue-black This is a great replacement for the Lamy blue-black cartridges I started off with--more substantial but still subdued.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I see three colors in one I really like this ink. I have the sample from the ink drop program. I was writing with it using a dip pen and a C-3 speedball nib. It is flat on the tip for italics. The ink wrote smoothly and saturated. I thought ok. But when I looked back at my writing 5 minutes later I was surprised at the colors. Where my letters were wide the ink has a ghostly burgundy color outlining my letters. The center of the letters are a nice blue/black. Where the ink went on thinly the color is more blue/gray. Some places the ink was very thick maybe I had stroked that letter twice. That part was a burgundy/black color. Then I drew some circles and wiped my finger over it and the blueness of the ink came out. I have not tried this ink in my fountain pens yet. For now I like this ink color a lot. I do art with my inks so I am happy about this one. I would rate the value at 5 stars but this ink is a little expensive for me.
Date published: 2015-02-02
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