To my eye, Absolute Browns is similar to Visconti Sepia, and it looks very much like Iroshizuku Tsukushi, to the point of not being able to tell them apart with my paper and pen co... view morembinations, were it not for the feathering: Tsukushi feathers terribly on certain papers (Oxford, e.g.), running with the fibers, whereas Absolute Brown seems to be well behaved on all the papers I wrote on. The ink has average flow and saturation, faring better in wetter nibs. I enjoy the colour very much and it has a spot on my top 3 brown inks. Leading the pack is R&K Kastanienbraun LE 2019, followed by Diamine Rustic Brown, then by Absolute Brown. Tsukushi would have tied for third place, but the feathering on certain papers… urgh. If you like browns with a slight red undertone that are not maroon, you might like this one. view less
Like other Waterman inks, this one is smooth, just wet enough, and consistent in color. Also like other Waterman inks, the color tends to be a bit lighter than expected or picture... view mored. There is a definite reddish undertone to this ink which makes the color not quite brown but bordering on a burgundy. view less
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