De Atramentis Sepiabraun in a Namiki Falcon10/25/2009
Here’s another look at De Atramentis Sepiabraun from a pen that shows its best qualities, the Namiki Falcon SF (soft fine). It has enough softness to qualify as a stiff semi-flex nib that is both easy on the hand and very light weight. Put those characteristics together and you get a pen that has good versatility and suits most any application.
In an Apica 6A10 journal Sepiabraun feathered very lightly but also bled-through showing small dots of ink though it behaved very well on Rhodia as you can see in the sample. Lighting conditions at my desk are mediocre at the moment making the color look a lot like Waterman Havana. Last night it looked like a less saturated version of Noodler’s Walnut.
Regardless, it is a medium dark brown with a hint of red. Sound intriguing? The only store that carries it in the U.S. so far is Art Brown. At $13 for 35 ml it’s a little more expensive than many inks but not exorbitant. Only you can decide if it’s worth it.