Ink Review #515: Bungubox Piano Mahogany

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November is coming to a close, but I’m still using a lot of brown inks. Today’s Bungubox ink is Piano Mahogany. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Piano Mahogany is a dark brown with a heavy maroon undertone.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink looks a lot more purple than it does in writing. There’s some bright green sheen.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: low shading, low sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering, and some bleeding in the larger nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:

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Similar inks:

Piano Mahogany is close to Toffee Brown, but a bit lighter. Click here to see the Bungubox inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Purple on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a medium Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Purple on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, the ink is pretty well behaved in most nib sizes, but there is some feathering and bleeding in really wet nibs. It dries pretty quickly too.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.