thINKthursday – KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday
KWZ Old Gold

Open your journal’s treasure chest with KWZ Old Gold.

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday – KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

We’ve quickly become krazy for KWZ. Old Gold is just another reason why these inks are our current go-to favorites. KWZ ink comes in a 60ml round glass bottle, that has a very wide opening perfect for filling any type of pen. The bottle is well protected in a double layered cardboard box that has a hand-swabbed label. This review was done with a Pilot Metro F, Lamy Studio B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

While gold may not tarnish, KWZ Old Gold certainly has that appearance. The ink is a lovely shader in both a fine and broad nib and has a wide range of warm earthy tones. The lightest the ink gets is a honey mustard color. This quickly shades to a Dijon color that is the primary shade. From here, darker tawny ochre colors finish off the range.

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

I’m quickly learning KWZ inks are generally very well behaved. Old Gold had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is moderately saturated with good dry times at 20-25 seconds. While some of the color smeared from the water test it was easy to make out the underlying writing.

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

I mentioned earlier that this is a high shading ink, and it really sets it apart from other gold colored inks. The color also has a great vintage feel to it. Add to that it’s moderate water resistance and it’s earned itself a gold metal.

thINKthursday - KWZ Old Gold

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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