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Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by QuodErat, Jul 27, 2015.

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    QuodErat EDC Junkie!!!

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    My friend is an exacting coffee fiend, so I thought he'd appreciate the Retro51. The Jinhao arrived with a small ink sample whose color I've yet to identify. Rather than try to reproduce the hue in a photo, I'll look around on their site to see if it's recognizable among their offerings.
     
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    QuodErat EDC Junkie!!!

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    Following a bit of surfing, I've come to the tentative conclusion that the ink sample I received is Diamine's Oxblood. As reds go, it's not my favorite; I prefer something more vibrant. I use red very rarely, and already have a couple of ready options. Once this ink has run out, I'll just put something different in the converter.
     
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    I was just looking at some of the snowfall images from the East Coast. I know it's been deadly for some, but there are some great photos of my old hometown, NYC, on the front page of the Daily Mail website. If you're so inclined, the url is dailymail.co.uk .
     
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    Did you manage to snare the elusive gallon of milk or a free range loaf of bread? :giggle:
     
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    Alas, only a half-gallon, some wild garlic, and a bottle of pear dressing that I managed to cut out of the herd. Here I am, enjoying some of the spoils of the hunt.

    [​IMG]IMG_1727b by Quod Erat, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1732d by Quod Erat, on Flickr

    :p
     
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    I messed around with the Jinhao pen today and came to the conclusion that I really had no fondness for the ink sample I was trying out. Rather than simply load in a different color, I did an experiment and blended two blues to get a bluish-teal. More precisely, I mixed one part Noodler's Navy with two parts Herbin's Blue Pervenche. The writing sample here represents the closest calibration I could manage on my screen, so I hope it translates faithfully.

    [​IMG]IMG_1736b by Quod Erat, on Flickr

    A principal advantage of this blend is that it's less pale than the otherwise lovely Pervenche, but better-behaved than the Noodler's Navy. I plan to edc this combo for the next few days to see if it continues to grow on me.
     
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    [​IMG]IMG_1741b by Quod Erat, on Flickr

    My spinal issues sometimes create difficulty when it comes to twist-off caps, so I was only to happy to recruit my little helper today.:)
     
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    [​IMG]IMG_1747d by Quod Erat, on Flickr

    Apart from the Daniel Fairly Nakago, this was all I carried today.:cool:
     
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    Sorry for the lack of photo updates lately; work has consumed more of my time and energy lately. I also miss a good deal of the daylight. It's probably time to invest in one of those inexpensive light-box arrangements recommended by others on the forum. In fact, that may ultimately take priority over another knife purchase for the moment.
     
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    That ink mix actually looks remarkably like my Noodlers Liberty Elysium slightly diluted.
     
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    From the pictures I've seen on web reviews, the Elysium looks to be much more blue. What I've ended up with is actually much closer to Noodler's Navajo Turquoise.
     
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    Beautiful watch you got there.
     
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    Thanks. It's the first real expansion of my edc in that direction. I much prefer consulting a watch to the idea of continually refreshing my phone's wallpaper.
     
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