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#1 CryptoDave

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:54

I just found out about this brand of ink, iroshizuku, made by Pilot. It contains eel and is supposedly a very fine ink and is a good lubricator for your pen.

If anyone has any experience with this ink please feel free to comment.

Thanks,

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Edited by CryptoDave, 26 November 2012 - 18:04.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:14

Eel? I haven't heard anything about it containing eel...
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:32

You'll find thread after thread of rave reviews. It's one of my "safe" inks for high end pens.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:55

DAVE,

Who is giving you all this information? This is the second post of what seems to be, misleading information. EEL? Let us know who this is so we can send a ninja to take care of him/her.Posted Image Or at least let us know so that someone who is more knowledgeable can take that persons job. We have enough problems with service to have such a person selling pens.

Either that or you are hearing things wrong. The only ink that even mentions eel is Noodles Eel Series of ink which doesn't have eel in it but is formulated to lubricate a pens innards. Hence the slippery eel connection.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 19:20

No unagi to be found in the ink.

Awaiting my first bottle's delivery...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 19:24

Sounds like a weird conglomeration of discussions of Noodler's Eel ink and Iroshizuku, Inks I think are very similar in lubrication qualities. Neither contain eel. Both are wonderfully smooth inks. I have three or four favorite Iroshizuku inks and will try to keep room in my budget for at least one of them in the future.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 22:12

Should Nathan make some highlighting eel inks called Electric Eel?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 22:38

The eel was told to me by the salesperson, I should have known better than to repeat it. I assumed she was knowledgeable and knew her stuff.

I appologize for the misinformation. From now on I will try harder to cross check my facts before I post.

Thanks,

Dave

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 22:46

You'll find thread after thread of rave reviews. It's one of my "safe" inks for high end pens.

Thank you. That's well worth knowing. I bought some Chiku-rin when I was in Florida and I haven't used it yet. I might try it in one of my piston fillers now. :thumbup:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 23:16

Iroshizuku is fantastc ink. But unfortunately extremely expensive for anyone outside Japan. :(

As you read more about it, you'll find it's one of the highest regarded ink brands out there.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 23:50

Mmmmm, unagi. If Iroshizuku ink contained eel, I'd be drinkin' it, not writin' with it. :D

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 00:49

You'll find thread after thread of rave reviews. It's one of my "safe" inks for high end pens.


Posts like this scare me, because I just ordered a bunch of Iroshizuku samples today. I knew it was a bad idea, but I was overcome by the combination of a stressed-out work week and the Goulet sample sale. I'm doomed, DOOMED!
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:15

It has EEL? Groovy!! Great stuff though--all of it. :thumbup:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:30

You'll find thread after thread of rave reviews. It's one of my "safe" inks for high end pens.


Posts like this scare me, because I just ordered a bunch of Iroshizuku samples today. I knew it was a bad idea, but I was overcome by the combination of a stressed-out work week and the Goulet sample sale. I'm doomed, DOOMED!

But what a way to go!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:58

The eel was told to me by the salesperson, I should have known better than to repeat it. I assumed she was knowledgeable and knew her stuff.


You're as likely to find a gourmet chef at McDonald's as an expert salesperson at most stores.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 13:04

Iroshizuku inks to me are the best inks on the market today:expensive, but definitely worth the extra money; almost all pems I filled them with write much better than before, with very few exceptions ( for example Pelikan Edlestein Topaz)
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 17:51

The eel was told to me by the salesperson, I should have known better than to repeat it. I assumed she was knowledgeable and knew her stuff.

I appologize for the misinformation. From now on I will try harder to cross check my facts before I post.

Thanks,

Dave


Well, a major purpose of this forum is to provide information and some information simply isn't readily available. True, there is a particular topic for which there is a great deal of information which was pointed out earlier in the now-closed thread. And there are multiple "blackest black" threads and the like. You might want to check out the poorly-named pinned topic, "Noteworthy Ink Topics" thread. I swear, someday we mods will fix that thread. Time just hasn't been a luxury in that regard.

But not a one of us has heard that rumor before, I'm sure. No way you could have found that little tidbit out by doing anything other than asking someone in the know or acquiring the MSDS. So, don't sweat it. As I said, elsewhere, new folks get a pass if they miss things (at least, they do from me). It can be hard to sort through all the gazillion posts here and the FPN search function leaves a lot to be desired. I highly recommend using the advanced functions on a standard search engine rather than using FPN's search. Just put in the FPN URL where required. That is, if you go to search for something rather than ask.

That said, we love to talk about the stuff on which we have opinions. A lot.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:11

Reminds me of the question of how many babies it takes to make a bottle of baby oil.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:17

KCat,

Thanks much appreciated.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:22

Reminds me of the question of how many babies it takes to make a bottle of baby oil.


Eeewww. :sick:
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:55

Reminds me of the question of how many babies it takes to make a bottle of baby oil.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36

Dave, I'm so glad you posted. Gave me a good chuckle, thinking about Iroshizuku with the eel and tequila with the worm and babies in oil and so forth.

And you know, I might have made your mistake as well, trusting that salesperson. I mean, how would *I* know what they put in inks? Eel sounds as plausible as anything else, frankly... :D

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:39

Does this mean that Iroshi can be used as nam pla ( fish sauce)?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:47

Does this mean that Iroshi can be used as nam pla ( fish sauce)?


Only Iroshizuku Tsukushi :)
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:50

Does this mean that Iroshi can be used as nam pla ( fish sauce)?


I doubt that the eels are fermented.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:17

DAVE,

Who is giving you all this information? This is the second post of what seems to be, misleading information. EEL? Let us know who this is so we can send a ninja to take care of him/her.Posted Image Or at least let us know so that someone who is more knowledgeable can take that persons job. We have enough problems with service to have such a person selling pens.

Either that or you are hearing things wrong. The only ink that even mentions eel is Noodles Eel Series of ink which doesn't have eel in it but is formulated to lubricate a pens innards. Hence the slippery eel connection.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:39

Well, ignoring the whole eel thing, I can agree with everyone else saying that Iroshizuku ink is great! It writes so smoothly, and has this wonderful shading on most of its colors. They're my favorite ink brand :thumbup:

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:22

Well, ignoring the whole eel thing, I can agree with everyone else saying that Iroshizuku ink is great! It writes so smoothly, and has this wonderful shading on most of its colors. They're my favorite ink brand :thumbup:




Those who will eternally know far more than I do tell me it has the safety and reliability of WM ink with far better colour.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:33

Not only is the ink about the best on the market... it's in a great bottle too! :cloud9:
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:12

I just found out about this brand of ink, iroshizuku, made by Pilot. It contains eel and is supposedly a very fine ink and is a good lubricator for your pen.


Whatta great rumor!

My late father-in-law, who loved eel fishing, usta be amazed by how slimey eels were. He'd rave on about cleaning eels and how their skin exuded copious amounts of slime, despite their thin skin being a mere 0.002" thick. I have no idea about how eel skin generates "slime", but sounds like great PR.

"Pssst..... no tell, but our ink have eel slime. Why write so smooth." :glare:

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