Ink Review: KWZ Iron Gall Orange

KWZ Iron Gall Orange writing samples

KWZ Iron Gall Orange. This is an ink that despite the name is an unusual, almost brassy light brown. It is also an ink that is fairly high maintenance, so I would recommend using it in an easy-to-clean pen.

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4 thoughts on “Ink Review: KWZ Iron Gall Orange

  1. This looks a bit like Noodler’s Kiowa Pecan, which is one of the very few Noodler inks I liked. This is good because overall Noodler’s is a bit of a pain to get and so on, whereas KWZ should be easier (someday, when the capital controls ease). Plus it’s an iron gall, so it’s a little splash proof.

    On another note, omg I need pipe cleaners! I don’t know why it never occurred to me to have some on hand, but I can see from this post how useful they are. I will remedy this oversight immediately!

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  2. Lie de Thé is one of my favorite brown inks, in terms of color and also easy cleanup.

    With regard to iron gall inks. I think you have to do what’s right for you. I adore them myself, but I put them in pens that can handle them, and I use fairly gentle iron gall inks made for fountain pens. And I clean up the pen very carefully afterwards. Most modern iron gall inks are very gentle, but you need to test them first.

    This one, though, also by KWZ, is one of my favorite blue inks ever: https://fountainpenfollies.com/2016/01/07/ink-review-kwz-iron-gall-blue-5/ 🙂

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  3. a really interesting ink color, but I think I’ll stick with the Lie de The suggestion 🙂 I’m still very vary when it comes to iron gall inks, in part due to what you warned of, in part due to all those warnings as to danger to the nib which I read online. (I also read that those were for vintage pens mostly, but I’m still wary 😛 )

    So I’ll refrain, for now, from using any iron gall ink. But it’s a real shame because as you also commented, they do have the most gorgeous shading sometimes. Decisions, decisions… 🙂

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