I spoke about purchasing a number of Troublemaker inks a little while ago (see my review of Abalone here). The next ink I have for you to review is Foxglove.
Foxglove is a beautiful purple ink with a slight blue tinge to it. It’s a beautiful ink and reminds me of Sailor Manyo Nekoyanagi, which was my first experience with multichromatic inks. Foxglove is a bit darker and has a stronger pink tinge to the ink, which is apparent in writing samples, compared with Nekoyanagi. Out of the inks that I own, I think its closest to Sailor Ink Studio #150, although the pink looks similar to that found in Kobe #57 Hime Ajisai.
Compared to a real Foxglove (which I had to google), the pink and purple seemed to be quite reminiscent of the real flower, but I couldn’t find any that had the blue tinge shown in the ink. Not that I mind, I think the ink is prettier with it than without.
The multichromatic features can only fully be seen in wider nibs – its apparent in the 1.1mm stub and some letters of the broad nib. I find that the pink can more easily be seen in wider nibs, while the blue is more apparent in finer nibs.
All up, I’m quite find of this ink – it seems to behave more consistently than Abalone, from my limited experience, I haven’t had any issues with flow for this ink. To be completely fair to Abalone, I only had problems with flow in a Franklin Christoph 45.
I’m really enjoying these Troublemaker inks at the moment. They’re very beautiful and much more cost effective than some of the Sailor range that has similar qualities.
Share this post
- Tags: ink review