Ink Review #348: Diamine Silver Fox


We are almost done with grey week, and today's grey is Diamine Silver Fox, from the 150th Anniversary Collection. I bought this bottle from Cult Pens shortly after I got into fountain pens. 

The bottle holds 40ml of ink, and has a triangular shape.

The bottle holds 40ml of ink, and has a triangular shape.


The color:

Silver Fox is a lovely cool-tone light grey. 



In large swabs the ink does show different shades of grey, but no sheen.


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: Medium-some ink washed away but you might still be able to read what is written.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering in most nib sizes but no bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse Matter, Diamine Silver Fox, and Diamine Grey. Click here to see the Diamine inks together, and here to see the grey inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Kaweco Al-sport Red on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, this is one of my favorite grey inks. I love the color, and the shading is great. It can be a bit light in the smaller nib sizes, but I mostly use nibs larger than medium so I've never had a problem with how light it can be.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.