Ink Review #308: Vintage Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green


This week we are looking at vintage inks, and today's is Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green. This ink was popular in 1955 and sold for 25 cents per bottle. Thanks to John from Fountain Pen Love for sending over a sample for review. I don't have a sample of the current market version of Sheaffer Green to compare it to, but you can find that at Vanness Pens.


The color:

Emerald Green is a medium bright green. 



In large swabs the ink looks more blue than it does in writing.


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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and some bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Waterman's Tropic Green, Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green, and Monteverde Erinite. 

Monteverde Hope, Diamine Woodland Green, and Robert Oster Emerald. 


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. It did feel just slightly watery.


Overall, this ink has held up pretty well over time, especially since it's over 60 years old. It looks a bit weaker in color than it did when it was new, but it has a good flow, and has not developed any mold or clumps. If you are looking for a modern alternative, give Monteverde Hope a try.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Fountain Pen Love for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.