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Path, by Wearingeul


Arguably, one of the most interesting new ink brands is South-Korean Wearingeul. With their series of ink, based on literary themes, they are certainly making a name for themselves. Recently, I bought a few of their inks and tested them.

The first one is Path, from The Color of Literature Project No. 4. A delightful olive green ink, in a beautiful, simple glass bottle. Perfect for personal notes and correspondence. The shimmer makes it less suitable for office in my opinion.When using at least a medium nib, the color and shading come out best. 

I have tried the ink on both Tomoe River and Clairefontaine (Triomphe) paper. Stephen King quotes.
The ink behaved flawlessly, with a wonderful flow. 

Tomoe River 52g

Clairefontaine Triomph

Drying time is a bit slow, 40 seconds on the Clairefontaine and roughly a minute on the Tomoe River. 


Water will ruin your writing, but the ink will remain somewhat legible. 

The full characteristics:

Feathering none
Shading moderate to high
Show through negligible 
Wetness moderate
Lubrication great, very smooth
Shimmer/sheen green shimmer
Price/ml € 0,67

To give an idea how the ink compares to some others. Path is somewhat similar to Iroshizuku's Ina-ho, but more green and of course with shimmer. Sailor 970 is far more yellow and Waka-uguisu is more a true green. 

All in all, Path is a wonderful and surprising ink, a great addition to my collection. I have kept a pen filled with it since the moment I bought it.
Five stars, no doubt!

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