As some of you know, one of Nathan’s suppliers changed the makeup of an ingredient that was a vital component to this highly-sought-after ink, resulting in a color shift from a rich burgundy with rose undertones to a truer purple tone. Brian Goulet talks about it in detail here.
I managed to score a vial of the old stuff via Passion4Pens on Amazon.com. Last I checked, they had a few bottles left. Caveat emptor: they don’t specify that it is the old version, so take my advice with a grain of salt! I was on tenterhooks while waiting for the bottle to arrive and I was so delighted to find out that it was, as I suspected, leftover old stock. I’m looking forward to inking up my Konrad Flex and experimenting a bit.
The above sample was written with a D. Leonardt round 3.5 nib. The script is a slightly modified Offenbacher Schrift, which reads:
Heidi Frederika Mai Griffin
vielleicht die schönste
Tinte, die ich je benützt habe!
ich möchte viele Briefe mit dieser