I’m back! Rohrer & Klingner Scaboisa

6 Dec

Hey Guys! It’s hard to believe I’m been away from my blog and the writing community for nearly two months. My apologies for the unannounced absence. As most of you know, I’m a graduate student. I’ve had a string of major deadlines for school, and I had to step back from my hobby. It was taking up too much time, time I need to spend working on my dissertation project. I’m finally coming up for air, but I probably will not be able to be as active as I once was. I simply must put school first. At any rate, I have a mountain of finished reviews that I just need to get scanned in, edited, and written up, so there are many reviews to come including thirty or so Diamine ink and Noodler’s new Black Swan ink. Thanks for reading! 🙂


I love dusky purples. I think I’m pretty open about that. Heck, my website is purple, and my custom-made Edison Glenmont is purple. So I’ve always wanted to try the Scaboisa.

I’ve got to say, I’m actually pretty impressed with this ink. In addition to the superb color. It goes down a dusky purple, but changes to a purplish brown over time.  It’s also relatively free-flowing for an iron gall ink. It flows better for me than Diamine Registrar’s Blue. An added benefit is, of course, it’s waterproofness.

All in all, an excellent iron gall ink that I’d definitely recommend to anyone who loves dusky ink colors and who is looking for a good waterproof ink.

The Details:

  • No feathering or bleeding. (cheap paper friendly)
  • Good flow, but it does have the dry feeling that is characteristic of iron gall inks.
  • The drying time is average
  • Offers good shading
  • Waterproof

(click to enlarge and sharpen the image)

This sample was sent to me for review by Ryan at Pear Tree Pens. I am not otherwise affiliated with PTP.

6 Responses to “I’m back! Rohrer & Klingner Scaboisa”

  1. Julie (Okami) December 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM #

    Welcome back!! You’ve been missed.

  2. Lexi0514 December 7, 2010 at 11:08 AM #

    Lovely ink and lovely to see you here again as well. Missed you on FPN, too.

    • Dizzy Pen December 7, 2010 at 11:18 AM #

      Thanks Lexi. I’m glad to have a little more time for my favorite hobby!


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