When I picked Diamine Apple Glory from the Box of Misfit Inks, I chose my Lamy Safari Apple Green with medium nib. The word “apple” was a big hint. And what a match they made: the colors are nearly identical, and Apple Glory’s flow is perfect for a Safari. The ink is lubricated for a nice writing feel. There is no startup hesitation.
Apple Glory behaves well on various papers, although admittedly a Safari isn’t a gusher of a pen. Dry time was reasonable. I see no feathering, not even on copy paper.
Apple Glory has nice shading. No sheen. The color is a cheerful but easy bright green.
Here’s a writing sample on white Rhodia paper. Words and music by R.E.M.
And here is Apple Glory on cream-colored Tomoe River paper.
I think Apple Glory looks absolutely wonderful on Tomoe River.
It’s an interesting color. It’s a lighter green, but not a typical light green. Here it is compared to Caran d’Ache Delicate Green (my favorite light green) and Diamine Meadow, which is similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin.
Those aren’t close.
Maybe Apple Glory is better viewed as a substitute for a standard green, just younger and peppier. Here is Apple Glory compared to two standard greens.
And since I happened to have a Palm Green writing sample, here they are together.
Palm Green feels more wintery, with Apple Glory being more of a spring green.
If I had to describe Apple Glory in one word, it would be “fun.”