Ink Review: Silver Fox by Diamine

An overview of the inks within this review series is available here. I have yet to find a grey ink to get excited about and this one hasn't changed that. While there is some shading, my general reaction is Meh. I think that this can be explained by me being an extrovert and this simply isn't an ink designed for the extroverts of this world.

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Goulet Pens Jet Pens Cult Pens Stylus Fine Pens
Price / 40 ml Bottle $15.95 US $18.50 US £7.75 $15 CAN
Price / ml $0.40 US $0.46 US £0.19 $0.38 CAN
Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Back of Rhodia 80 gsm

Back of Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Ink Properties

Shading: All nib widths exhibit shading to some degree.
Bleed Through: Copy paper experiences spot bleeding but Field Notes and Rhodia fair quite well.
Show Through: Depending on the preference of the writer, the back side of Copy paper would likely be considered questionable for use. The backside of Rhodia is just fine for use and Field Notes is OK too.
Saturation: Not very saturated.
Sheen: None.
Water Resistance: No useful water resistance on Rhodia but Copy paper is legible.
Drying Time: Average dry time, 20 seconds using an EF nib on Rhodia. 
Flow: Average flow. Average lubrication. 
Cleaning: Yet to be determined. Will update. 

Colour Make Up

Diamine Silver Fox Chromatography

I've got nothing.


Similar Inks (Images Courtesy of Goulet Pens)


Conclusions

There is nothing wrong with Silver Fox, but there is nothing that would make me choose it over another offering either. Some people really enjoy grey inks and this one is for them, just not for me.

Other Reviews For This Ink

A Fool With A Pen 

Solicitation Disclaimer

I reached out to Diamine and asked if they would be willing to supply samples of the complete line of the 150th Anniversary inks. I do not feel that my opinions of this ink have been affected by receiving the sample free of charge.