This week I take a look at Blue Inks around the blogosphere, Blue is one of my favourite colours for fountain pens but it needs to be a bit special or all I can think about is school blue:
"It isn’t so flashy that it looks out of place in a corporate environment but not so sombre that it lacks character. Overall, Hieronymus Blue 01 is an interesting colour." Junee Lim at Alt. Haven takes a look at Hieronymus Blue 01
"There has often been controversy over whether or not this formulation actually contains any iron gall. Online ink forums are rife with threads about this topic. If you look at bottles from the past you will see declarations that include permanent and/or ferro-gallic. While today’s packaging omits such phrases, Pelikan’s own published literature does indeed confirm the presence of at least a small amount of iron gall in their Blue-Black ink." Joshua Danley at The Pelikan's Perch takes a look at Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black
"YESSSS finally an ink that is a great match for Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue - a stellar blue with a magnificent red sheen!" Azizah Asgarali at Gourmet Pens takes a look at Diamine Blue Velvet
A good selection, the Hieronymus Blue 01 looks a lot like my Sailor Blue-Black ink which is a good thing. The shading on the Blue Velvet is just gorgeous so I may have to invest. Thanks for the excellent reviews.