Ink Review #606: Krishna Moonview


I’ve had a lot of requests recently for a review of Krishna Moonview, and a reader was very kind and sent me a sample to play with. There are so many sheeny blues out there, but I like seeing which ones perform best.


The color:

Moonview is a medium blue with a ton of sheen.



In large swabs you don’t see much blue, just the pink 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: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shading, monster sheen, and no shimmer. There would probably be more shading, but it’s hidden under all that sheen.

I did have some problems with the ink smearing on Rhodia and Tomoe River paper.

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

Comparison Swabs:


All of these blues are pretty similar, but if I had to choose one, I would say Diamine Maureen is the closest to Moonview. Click here to see the Krishna inks together, and click here to see the blue inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Kaweco Sport in Serenity Blue with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had wet but sticky flow.

Overall, it’s another monster sheener. At this point, I don’t need another medium blue super sheeny ink, but it’s another option. It performs better than Organics Studio Nitrogen, but not as well as Diamine Maureen.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a reader 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.