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.
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.
Onyx is a neutral black with a little bit of sheen.
This ink does have a little bit of sheen.
Dry time: 42 seconds
Water resistance: medium
Show through: medium-high
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.
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