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50ml bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Eisen-Gallus-Tinte Salix (Iron/Gall Nut-ink Salix Blue) fountain pen ink.
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Rohrer & Klingner - Salix (50ml Bottled Ink)

50ml bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Eisen-Gallus-Tinte Salix (Iron/Gall Nut-ink Salix Blue) fountain pen ink. We recommend not leaving this ink in your pen longer than a week as it may stain.

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Bottled Inks
Rohrer & Klingner
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Rohrer & Klingner - Salix (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.7619 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great waterproof colour. This ink flows well in my Pilot Vanishing Point Medium and Fine nibs, though after a while, it does appear paler. The flow can be restored temporarily by removing the nib unit from the barrel, holding nib up, and twisting the converter down a little (toward you - counterclockwise), till a tiny drop of ink appears just at the mouth of the intake hole. This forces ink through the feed. With a dip nib, this ink is very versatile. Can be almost black, or a very pale, dusty, faded denim colour. Very sensual and sedate at the same time. Great for formal occasions. No redness to it. A true blue. Waterproof!. Very handy!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Penful of Dust Next to "shaded", my favourite quality in an ink is "dusty", and R&K Salix is a wonderfully dusty blue-black, heavy on the blue. It calls to mind some of the dustier J. Herbin inks such as Bleu Nuit. It isn't completely waterproof ? some of the ink will wash from the paper ? but is sufficiently water-resistant that it's still completely legible after a dousing. The colour is conservative enough to make it an ideal ink for office use and correspondence, while still being visually interesting and out of the ordinary. "Salix", in case you were wondering (I am always wondering about such things), is the Latin word for "willow", and is related to "salicylic acid", aka aspirin, which used to be derived from willow trees. I don't know why the ink is named after the tree, but life should have some mystery to it.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good blue/black Pretty well behaved blue-black. Dries a bit too black for what I need, but very controlled and stays put on the page without much feathering. Good performance even on "lowest bidder" copy paper. To the reviewer from New Brunswick, while I'm not sure if growths from willow trees have been used to make Iron-Gall ink, galls (growths on trees caused by insects or other things) usually from oaks have been used to make the ink. Combination of iron (Fe2+) and gallic acid (and related compounds) went into the ink. So, in a way, it makes sense to name it for a tree.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ink Wonderful vibrant blue when wet, and a stormy blue-grey dried. Refuses to bleed or feather on any paper I've tried. I was worried after hearing about how iron gall inks could clog a pen, so when I (inadvertently) let this ink sit in my Noodler's Konrad for about a month and have it start up immediately, I was very impressed. I highly recommend this ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dedicated color for school I use this ink for all my schoolwork - notes and homework. It dries fast, shades wonderfully, and works on pretty much every paper I throw at it. :-)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Salix a good choice I ordered Salix in my search for a substitute for my current daily writer ink for business and formal use, Montblanc Midnight Blue iron gall formula, now discontinued. Salix is also an IG ink, but retains more of a blue hue when dry than many other IG inks. Shading is excellent. It is a bit dry, as many others have noted in various reviews, but flows well in the fairly wet pen that I'm using. I got lucky and found more of my beloved Montblanc Midnight Blue, but when it runs out Salix would be a good alternate.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Blue Iron Gall My office has gone to cheaper and cheaper paper and I have gravitated to iron gall inks because I have tired of feathering and bleedthrough. This ink is great in that regard - no feathering or bleedthrough except on the very poorest quality paper, and minimal in that case. The color is noticeably bluer than other iron gall inks I have and more saturated than I expected. Shading is decent, dry time is reasonable (I am using a pen that has a generous ink flow), flow is good, and lubrication is above average for an iron gall ink, at least in the one wet writer I have used so far. A drier pen may not exhibit the saturation or lubrication I have seen so far with a wet pen. It is water proof in my testing - under running water the paper disintegrates while the writing remains unchanged.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Blue This Iron-Gall stays bluer than the Diamine Registar's Ink (that I also have and love) but has the same properties (water proof, no feathering or bleeding). Is a bit dry so use a wet pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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