Krishna Ink Anokhi: A Review

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(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.)

I reviewed Krishna Ink’s Jungle Volcano a few weeks ago (link here), and I gave a little background on the ink and its maker in that review. So, if you’ve not heard of Krishna Ink before, go to that review first to read about the ink in general.

This week, I’m reviewing Krishna Anokhi. If my Google searches are correct, the word “anokhi” means “unique.” It is also the name of an Indian clothing company that produces beautiful textiles in a variety of colors and patterns.

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Krishna’s Anokhi ink is a purple ink with lime green sheen. I tested it using a Pilot Vanishing Point with a medium stub nib on Maruman Septcouleur white paper. The ink did not exhibit any sheen or shading in my tests on this paper. Rather, the ink presented as a pleasant medium purple ink with good saturation. It is not waterproof and is fairly wet.

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The chromatography test revealed only magenta and purple colors in the ink, so I’m not sure where the green sheen comes from.


This ink is best appreciated on paper that reflects sheen (like Col-o-dex Rotary Cards [reviewed here]) or in wide nibs. You can see the vivid green in the following photos.

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Anokhi is another wonderful color from Krishna Ink. I love the purple and green together because it’s such a unique combination—and that makes the name “Anokhi” a perfect name for this ink.

You can purchase a 20ml bottle of Krishna Anokhi from Vanness Pens for $8.00. The bottles are very small, so if you want to use the ink with over-sized nibs, you’ll need to use a syringe or some other method to fill your pen.

(Vanness Pens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)

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Posted on July 6, 2018 and filed under Krishna, Ink Reviews.