We are almost finished with vintage ink week, so let's take a look at Waterman Tropic Green. This ink was popular in the 1940's. Thanks to John from Fountain Pen Love for sending over a sample for review.
Tropic Green is a bright medium green.
In ink drops you can see just a little bit of pink sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in every nib size.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green, Waterman's Tropic Green, and Monteverde Erinite. Skrip Emerald Green and Waterman Tropic Green look very similar, they are from the same time period.
Monteverde Hope, Diamine Woodland Green, and Robert Oster Emerald.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow. The ink is a bit on the stinky side, slightly chemical.
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 Diamine Woodland Green a try.
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