We are continuing on with blue inks this week and one ink I’ve had on my list for a while is Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.
Sydney Harbour Blue is a medium blue with a bit of green in it, not quite a teal but close.
In large swabs there is some pretty dark pink sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in every nib size, so it’s not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.
The two closest inks I have to Sydney Harbour Blue are Robert Oster Lake of Fire and KWZ Baltic Memories. Click here to see the blue inks together.
I used a Kaweco Sport in Lagoon Blue with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, the ink has a great flow, pretty color and some pretty pink sheen. It’s a winner for me.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.