Ink Review #92: Pelikan Edelstein Onyx

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Whether you are in school or not, it is always a good idea to have a few basic blacks in your arsenal. Pelikan Edelstein inks fall into two categories, the standard line, and the ink of the year line. Onyx is from the standard line. I purchased mine at Goldspot Pens

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The bottle:

Pelikan Edelstein bottles look amazing. They are made of glass, and have a heavy, solid base. They aren't necessarily the best for filling pens, but they are beautiful.

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The color...

Onyx is a neutral black with a little bit of sheen.

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This ink does have a little bit of sheen. 

Dry time: 42 seconds

Water resistance: medium

Feathering: none

Show through: medium-high

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Low shading, and low sheen

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi, Pelikan Edelstein Onyx, and Robert Oster Graphite. To see the black ink swabs together, click here.

Robert Oster Grun-schwarz, Diamine Onyx Black, and Diamine Jet Black. To see the Pelikan inks together, click here.

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Longer writing:

I used a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. I love how smooth this ink is. 

Overall, this ink is very smooth and well lubricated. I really love it, the only downside to this ink is the long dry time. Onyx has a little bit of shading and sheen, whereas Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi, which I reviewed yesterday, has medium sheen and no shading. Either one would be a great basic black.

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