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Looking For Ink In London

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#1 Pietru



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:55

Hi guys, could anybody please recommend a shop in London (UK) where I'd find Iroshizuku ink? Particuarly want to buy some Tsukushi Horsetail. Thanks

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#2 sixesmith


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 15:57

I would actually like to know this as well!

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 16:13

That would be nice to know as well, as in all the shops I have ever been in they have only ever sold Parker or on the odd occasion Waterman Inks, or Montblanc but only in their own shops for obvious reasons.  Have not seen other makes of ink for sale in high street shops for years in the UK and even years ago I could only add Stephens ink to the list. Apparently fountain pens are not that popular over hear these days.  :angry: Well that's what they tell me when I ask.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 17:33

As far as i am aware buying pilot Iroshizuku ink in a brick and mortar shop in the uk is impossible. You can get it of uk internet stores but it is expensive.
If i was in your shoes and you want that specific ink I would do a search worldwide and get it posted to you.
It would still be cheaper than buying in the uk.
God luck and let us know if you bought the ink and where from

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 23:10

It seems that no shop in London stocks Iroshizuku ink, which is very surprising for a major world capital.

Online sellers of Iroshizuku inks based in the UK exist, but they are very expensive (c. £25-30 a bottle). The best thing is to order Iroshizuku ink on Amazon, where there are sellers based in Japan who will ship this range of ink for about £12-15 a bottle, but a warning: the parcel takes around 2-4 weeks to arrive... I have been lucky enough to travel out to Tokyo on business, where I stocked up at Maruzen at c. £11 a bottle from their wonderful store near the Ginza, and did not have to wait.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 16:34

As Quadratus said, getting it online here is expensive, I use amazon marketplace and wait the 2-6 weeks for delivery, I am patient.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 16:46

I don't think there's a b&m that sells it; cultpens is based in London but I think they are online-only.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 19:47



Harrods (in Knightsbridge) sells Iroshizuku ink. I was there tonight, in the second floor 'Great Writing Room' and they had five different bottles on display in a Pilot display case. I asked an assistant which ink colours were currently in stock and they said that they had other colours, but not the entire range. The bottles were priced at £32.00 each.



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