Moving right along in my quest to try new things, I decided the next Kingdom Note green ink was in order.  I chose Coconut, as I have an aversion to bananas lol, not a very rational reasoning for choosing an ink I know, but Dwarf Banana will get its day!

For this review I decided to ink up my Pelikan M600 Black/Green.  The color seemed fitting!  Also I was really happy to get that working again, special thanks to the Pelikan’s Perch Blog for showing me how to grease a piston without taking the entire pen apart ^_^.

IMG_1954InkJournal Entry:


Ink Blob:


Ink Swab + Comparison:


I have mixed feelings about this ink, on the one hand it makes some beautiful blobs!  There is just a touch of sheen on the darkest edges of the pools.  It’s a beautiful silvery sheen too, which compliments the color well.  On the other hand when I used to for regular writing the color wasn’t saturated, and there was nowhere near the amount of shading and sheen that can be found on the blob.  The shading is also quite dramatic, with the ink having a fantastic range of color in the right amounts, but not quite the case in writing.  Maybe with a larger stub nib?

If my purpose were solely art, I think that I would enjoy this color but for writing of any kind, I can’t recommend it.  It did seem to dry more quickly than other inks I’ve tried though.  What do you think of this color?  What would you use it for?

I leave you now with another photo of our Hippo Noto Ink preparing for the trip to Hawaii ^_^.