Ink Review #498: Diamine A Leap of Faith

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Phidon Pens recently celebrated their ten year anniversary, and teamed up with Diamine to create an exclusive ink-Diamine A Leap of Faith. Thanks to Phidon Pens for sending a sample for review.

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The color:

A Leap of Faith is a dark bluish-purple with dark red sheen.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink looks more blue.

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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: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

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

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in every nib size, and some bleeding in the flex and broad nibs.

Comparison Swabs:

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A Leap of Faith is closest to Colorverse Quasar. Skull and Roses and Majestic Blue are a bit lighter. Click here to see the Diamine inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Kaweco Al-sport Rose Gold on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

I used a broad Kaweco Al-sport Rose Gold on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

Overall, it’s an interesting ink. The color is darker than most of the blue sheeny inks that are popular right now. The sheen is visible in all nib sizes on Tomoe River paper, and in the larger nib sizes on Leuchtturm. Since the flow is slightly dry, I like this ink best in medium and broad nibs.

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