P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink Review

P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink

Every buy ink just for the bottle?  I can now say that I have. P.W. Akkerman’s bottle is both beautiful and highly functional. The small reservoir at the top of the bottle is narrow and deep allowing even large nibs to utilize a near empty bottle.  There is a glass marble inside the reservoir that when turned on its side allows ink to flow into the neck of the bottle.  This is without a doubt the best ink bottle design I have seen.  The Montblanc shoe and the old American-made Sheaffer Skrip bottles are good but the Akkerman bottle is great.

P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink

The most interesting color out of the 30 different Akkerman inks is #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen which is a nice dark blue green ink with good shading and flow.  My first thought was that it looks a lot like Private Reserve Ebony Blue, which in my opinion is one of the best looking inks around.

P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink

The ink isn’t waterproof but it did resist the water better than many other non-waterproof inks and that makes me a little bit concerned about leaving this ink in a pen beyond a couple of weeks; that said, I was able to clean this ink out of my Aurora Optima without problem.

P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink

P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink

#24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen (excluding VAT) costs 12.4 EURO or about $16.35 USD which is a reasonable price for this great 60ml bottle of ink BUT the shipping is quiet expensive.  20 EURO or about $26 USD shipped to the United States.  Because of the high shipping cost I ended up buying three bottles.  Is it worth the price?  I think that depends on how much trouble you have filling your pens with large nibs.  For me not having to buy two bottles of the same sink so that I can top off one with the other is valuable. P.W. Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen Fountain Pen Ink

 

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