After I found a great green, I decided to search for a beautiful red. Again I hit up new-to-me ink brands and ended up ordering Pennonia Mustvörös (60mL for $13).
Mustvörös is Hungarian for young wine, and this red definitely leans toward wine colored. It went down almost a brick or blood red, but dried nicely into a more wine color. This one doesn’t have any sheen or shimmer, but it shades really nicely.
When I went looking for comparisons, I didn’t have anything that was super close. Kyo-No-Oto 6 Adzukiro was probably the closest. Birmingham Pen Co. Mt. Washington Sunset was close, but a little more orange (as was Duquesne Incline Red Station). I also looked at a few of the Mont Blanc reds, but those weren’t right either.
I’m always happy when I add an ink to the collection that doesn’t have an exact match since it’s a new shade to me!
- Papers: Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50), Crossfield Journal ($24.00),
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks: Pennonia Mustvörös (60mL for $13)
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Mustvörös is Polish for young wine, and this red definitely leans toward wine colored.
It’s Hungarian, not Polish.
Thank you for correcting me! I’ll edit the post now.
Hi Laura, just a small, small point out. Mustvörös is surely Hungarian, not Polish. But I really like and appreciate this review and all the others. Happy Christmas from Czech rep. 🙂
Thank you so much for the correction!
Hungarian, not Polish.
Thank you for the correction!