We are finishing out Ancient Song week with Ancient Song Mooring by Qinhuai. I purchased my bottle of ink from Straits Pen. They don't have any available online right now, but I think they will have some Ancient Song inks available at their table at the San Francisco Pen Show in August.
Mooring by Qinhuai is a beautiful medium purple with silver shimmer.
In large swabs there is plenty of silver shimmer, but no sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. I didn't have any clogging issues, but like any shimmer ink you need to rotate the pen to keep the shimmer in suspension. The shimmer was a little understated in writing.
Overall, I like the color, and it's pretty well behaved. I wish it was easier to find this brand in the United States.
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