Ink Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald

This ink is another that I have been wanting to pick up for a long time, but just now bit the bullet and got around to doing so.  Franklin-Christoph introduced their line of inks last year, and they've received rave reviews so far.  I can see why:  they're classy dark shades of blue, purple, green, and red, and from what I've seen so far they are incredibly low maintenance and safe.  At one of the pen shows last year I took note that Mike Masuyama was using the Dark Denim to test the pens he was working on, and he was telling everyone sitting at his table that he is very careful what inks he puts in his customers' pens.  Anyhow, I picked up two bottles at the Atlanta Pen Show:  Olde Emerald (Green) and Syrah, Syrah (Red/Burgundy).  I have not inked up a pen with the Syrah, Syrah, but here is my take on the Green, and it's a good one. 

This review was written with a Stipula Etruria Alter Ego with a 1.1 mm Stub on an Exacompta Index Card.  The Stub is pretty wet, and the Index Card not exactly absorbent, so the dry time on this ink is slower than it would be on typical daily use paper.  

This is a fairly wet ink, but it dries quickly.  The dry time reflected on my written review is somewhat misleading.  I've found that this ink dries within 5-10 seconds on most papers, and it was dry at 15 seconds on this Exacompta index card.  As you can see from the photos, the ink shades beautifully.  The color has been described as "the color of money," which from what I've seen, is pretty accurate.  I've found myself using this ink on a daily basis!