Ink Review: KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise

KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise ink

KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise. This is an ink I first saw in a letter from a friend, at which time I thought “wow.” Now, after weeks of using KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise, I still think “wow.”  It’s a darker blue-green than many turquoise inks, with lovely shading, and great presence on the page.

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6 thoughts on “Ink Review: KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise

  1. This ink is a winner. I love it so much I bought two bottles! Your reviews really are top-notch.

    I recently acquired a vial of Pharmacist’s Turkish Night. I’m going to compare it with this on my blog soon.

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    1. Thank you! I used to have two bottles of Turkish Night, years ago, so I really look forward to your comparison. Turkish Night was a particularly striking ink, but I loved all Pharmacist’s inks — and what a nice person, too.

      It’s my recollection that Turkish Night had more dramatic color change than KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise, but it’s only dim memory now. 🙂 I probably prefer KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise, for both color and easy-going behavior, but I never actually compared the two, so I really can’t wait to see what you think.

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      1. I will have to photograph the swabs twice, to show the change. I recently got a full bottle of Urkundentinte from the FPN classifieds, I need to try that as well. That’s the seller who so kindly threw in the vial of Turkish Nights for free. I’ve always regretted missing out on Pharmacist’s inks, so this is a real treat.

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  2. I was too young to remember the first half clearly, so most of my awareness of trends etc is actually filled in later, from movies, photos, etc added to the memories I do have. From what I’ve seen, I don’t think you missed much *eyebrow arch* Besides, the nineties are retro now. Half of Instagram is a throwback 😛

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  3. This ink is great – the guys/gals at KWZ seemed to be on a real winning streak! – but I really want to see more of that lovely pale blue safari with the bright red clip! There is something so nineties about that color combination – it’s great! The good kind of nineties, I mean. The nineties in general do have a lot to answer for in terms of colors 🙂

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    1. I’m not sure, but I think the supply of special edition and annual edition Safaris is actually something Lamy hit upon in the 2000s. I can’t remember the 90s very clearly, though. Work plus motherhood. I didn’t see a movie that wasn’t a cartoon for at least seven straight years. 🙂

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