Ink Review #482: Platinum Classic Khaki Black

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We are moving our way through the Platinum Classic inks this week, and Khaki Black is up next. The ink is available in 60ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review!

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The color:

Khaki Black is a medium, warm tone brown.

 Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink shows a lot of shading.

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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: Low, since this ink is an iron gall I expected a lot more water resistance than I got.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and a tiny bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Platinum Sepia Black, Platinum Khaki Black, and Diamine Espresso. Click here to see the Platinum inks together.

Montblanc Swan Illusion, Noodler’s Walnut, and Robert Oster Bronze. Click here to see the brown inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, it behaved very similar to Platinum Sepia Black. Since this ink has a dry flow, it performs best in pens with a wetter flow. I didn’t notice much color change with this ink as I did with some of the other Platinum Classic inks. I was expecting a lot more water resistance than I got, this one had very low water resistance.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet 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.