Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa Iron-Gall Ink Bottle and Swab

Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa 50ml

Rohrer & Klingner

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The Rohrer & Klingner Schreibtinte range are beautiful free flowing inks that are perfect for fountain pens or calligraphy pens. A range of unique colours that provide something a little different around the office, or a unique colour to bring your calligraphy to life Rohrer & Klingner inks perform fantastically and will be the perfect accompaniment to your writing.

Scabiosa is an Iron Gall ink, over time as the ink oxidises it will darken, this also gives it water resistant properties where the colour die may run but black will remain. These are safe for modern pens if used frequently and the pen is kept capped. It is not recommended to store Scabiosa in the pan for long periods of time.


A 50ml bottle of Scabiosa, a muted purple grey.


A note on the usage of Iron Gall inks, whilst Rohrer & Klingner inks are designed to be stable and safe for modern pens we do not recommend using them in vintage pens, or leaving them stored in pens for long periods. Steel nib pens are susceptible to corrosion if stored with Iron Gall in them. Iron Gall inks should also not be returned to the bottle when emptied if they have been in the pen awhile, this may reduce the stability of the ink and lead to the build up of sediment. Any bottles containing sediment or sludge should not be used. This ink should be kept sealed and out of sunlight. For further notes KWZ has put together an exceptional guide on modern Iron Gall inks.

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