Pelikan has been a brand that I loved from the start.  My first “real FP” was a Pelikan, the M205 Amethyst.  Sadly I missed out on that particular ink, but have not made that mistake since!  So it was a no brainer that I would try the new Edelstein color Smoky Quartz.  At the end of this blog posting, you might have a chance to try it as well!

I love the Edelstein packaging and bottle, both are tasteful and of a high quality.

For this review I decided to ink up my new Montblanc Rouge et Noir Coral Snake ^_^.

InkJournal Entry:

Line going down on 68GSM Hippo Noto tomoe paper:


​Ink Blob:

This ink had all of the characteristics of an Edelstein ink, awesome flow, good saturation, and really lovely shading, however it just did not do it for me.  For some reason I kept seeing a green tinge to the brown which isn’t very flattering on the color.  It does have that great shading, but not enough to keep me enamored with the color.  Not my cup of tea, but perhaps its yours?  Giveaway time!


Prize:  1x Bottle of Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz

Deadline:  4/4/17 @ 7:00PM HST

Open to USA:

How to win!

  1.  Comment here about what your thoughts on this color are, or about anything really!  (2 Entries)
  2. Tag two friends in the comments of the IG post/Regram or repost the photo for this giveaway and tag  (2 Entries)
  3. Comment on the FPN FB post about this giveaway!  (1 Entry).
  4. As always I love subs!  1 Entry per sub, if you already sub just let me know ❀

Good luck all!  Thank you for making these so much fun!

There’s also still time to pledge for a Hippo Noto!

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