It's blue black week! Blue black is a great neutral color for everyday writing, and I have really enjoyed testing a bunch of them out. Let's take a look at Diamine 1864 Blue Black, from the 150th Anniversary collection. I purchased my bottle of ink from Cult Pens.
1864 is a dark blue black with a purple undertone.
In large swabs there is a little bit of coppery 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
Feathering: Low-there is some feathering on Rhodia and Leuchtturm, mainly in the flex nib.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in every nib size.
Overall, I like the flow of this ink, but there is a bit more feathering and bleeding than I like. I do really like this ink on 68gsm Tomoe River, which is the paper I use the most for personal use, but it does have some issues on other papers.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links and is not sponsored in any way.