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

50ml bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Eisen-Gallus-Tinte Scabiosa (Iron/Gall Nut-ink Scabiosa Purple) 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 - Scabiosa (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.6949 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ink I love the color shading from black to dusky purple. That alone is nice. Water-fastness of the I-G Content is a bonus. Flushes out of a pen very quickly and easily, even better. Feathering? Bleedthrough? Absolutely none on any paper that is better grade than paper towels! I put a drop of ink on super cheap, Sam's club 20# copy paper and left it there to see what would happen. It did not spread. It did not bleed through. It just beaded up on the paper and slowly dried into a big black dot the exact size of the drop. The ink even dries within a few seconds on my paper (nothing fancy at my house). Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, subtle dusty violet Like their Salix, R&K's Scabiosa is a dusty ink reminiscent of the dustier J. Herbins, in this case PoussiŠre de Lune. Scabiosa is a bit showier than Salix, being violet rather than blue-black, but it's still a fairly dark, conservative colour that wouldn't look out of place in correspondence and other day-to-day use. Like Salix, it is mostly but not completely waterproof: some surface ink will be lost upon wetting but the writing will still be completely legible. The name "scabiosa" comes from a family of flowering plants that usually have lavender- or lilac-colour blooms.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite ink This is a fairly inexpensive ink with amazing properties. It very rarely feathers or bleeds on anything but exceedingly cheap paper, dries very quickly (within twenty seconds on some coated papers), and looks amazing. It shades from a light dusty, dusky purple, to a near-black. Don't let the iron-gall label and properties of this pen scare you; this ink is the easiest to clean out of a pen of all ink that I own, and I have never run into issues in normal use. I cannot recommend mixing this ink without proper testing however.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Postcards!!! I go to www.postcrossing.com and send 20 postcards a month to random addresses worldwide to receive to same. Now the headache has been wanting to use my fountain pen with an ink that can handle the different glossy/matt finishes of the postcards PLUS be Rainproof, and THIS IS IT!!! Being renown that Iron Gall inks are hard to clean, I have kept it in the same pen specific for this task. (just another excuse to buy another pen for general purpose) happy days people ... joy ...joy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scabiosa Another marvelous ink from R&K - dramatic shading in a greyish/deep lilac ink, reasonably permanent, dryer than average but smoothly flowing. Flows onto the paper in a brighter violet hue that then changes to its (final? - only had 5 days with this ink...) shade of a dusky-dusty lilac. No feathering even on cheap pads and copier paper, but reduced shading. Perfect on Rhodia. Test pen: L2k medium. This ink convinced my 15-year old daughter to use a rather subdued color (previous favorite: Noodler's Dragon's Napalm!!) due to its shading...'nough said!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Subtle color, imperfectly water-resistant. The color is a rather dull, faded purple, changing a bit depending on the pen you use it in. Not an exciting color, but it grew on me, and I do like it. I test water resistance by writing on scrap paper, waiting at least five minutes, and then just soaking the page under a faucet. This gives you a good idea of worst case scenario, and many inks hold up very well with this. With the Scabiosa, all the purple runs and washes off the page, leaving behind a solid and still readable black residue.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite ink so far! The permanence of this ink aside, which is awesome obviously, it's the shading I can get out of it that really makes me a fan. I really like the muted purple color, it's not vibrant at all so if you prefer that in an ink move along. But for an excellent performer with a soft chalky appearance with some great shading potential, this might be a great choice for you. I also get a kick out of knowing I'm writing with an ink that is a new formulation of the inks used thousands of years ago. Neat stuff!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Everyday, Holy Grail Ink! I bought this ink as part of my very first Goulet order. First I must be effusive on the subject of Goulet's customer service and careful packaging--I've never received an order from any company so well and thoroughly packaged. I really appreciated this, as there was zero chance of breakage and so many companies package things so sloppily that it's rather insulting. Not so the Goulets. So thank you for that! The personal note and the lollipop included was a really lovely touch as well :o) As for the ink itself, I love it! I am a bit obsessed with moody, stormy bruised purple inks, but have a hard time find ones I love that hold up to water and wear the way this iron gall ink does. It's fantastic and a very romantic sort of ink for dreamy types like me. I write all of my journal entries and love letters in Scabiosa, and have just ordered Salix as well. I love the way the ink oxidizes over time. I use it in a Platinum Preppy ink dropper conversion, and it works very well.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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