It's new releases week! Today we are taking a look at Graf von Faber-Castell Cognac Brown. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens. Cognac Brown is available in 75ml bottles and cartridges.
Cognac Brown is a light brown/tan. I've never seen or drank Cognac, so I don't know if the name is a great description of the color.
There is no sheen. When pooled, the ink turns a darker brown. This ink did make really satisfying ink drops.
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
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper there was some feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Franklin-Christoph Honeycomb, Graf von Faber-Castell Cognac Brown, and Noodler's Golden Brown. Honeycomb seems a little bit more yellow and a few shades darker.
I used a medium Pelikan M800 on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, it's not an ink I'm crazy about. It's pretty well behaved, but it's just not something that really grabs me. Give it a try, you might love it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.