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sailor jentle inks comparisons

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#1 gerigo

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 15:46

Bought the new Sailor Jentle inks in a fit of spending last week. Not too into very dark colors so will probably not get the last 2 colors, Doyou and Miruai. Otherwise these are the new colors that replace the previous set.

 

This is the first time I am doing this type of comparison. So excuse me if some of the observations are a little newbie-ish.

_Tokiwa Matsu is probably my favorite. I love green inks, particularly ones that are yellow hued.

_Some of the colors appear, look and behave differently on different pens. Eg Nioi Sumire looks distinctly purple on the broad pen, but is more blue on finer pens.

_Oku-yama is my most sheening ink right now. Love the metallic green sheen over the burgundy brown color.

_Sailor inks have a very interesting smell that is distinctive, even when you write.

 

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#2 swanjun

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 17:14

Nice. Shigure looks so gorgeous.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 17:20

Great comparison, thank you! Is this the 2014 Tokiwa-Matsu or the 2010 one?


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 18:12

Disillusion, they are all the recent new releases.

 

Swanjun, Shigure is indeed intriguing. I especially love it in the double broad nib. In a medium nib, it just turned out black and boring.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 19:37

nice!


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 20:27

This may just have cost me a bottle of Oku-yama! Thanks.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 16:44

Thank you for this comparison! I was desperate to find an ink the matched the sky after sunset, navy and turquoise. I didn't actually think it existed - until today!


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:02

Great.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 18:10

I hate this type of review.... One that costs me six inks.
Okay, thanks a lot.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 15:21

Great work, wonderful writing! Well Oku-yama and Yama-dori is certainly a hit, but Shigure also in my sights...



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 15:42

Shigure needs to be in a fairly dry pen else it will look like black... it can be used on flex nibs as well so its probably a good test, Oku-yama is still like Grenade, Souten is Sky High, Tokiwa-Matsu is like Epinard, Nioi Sumire is like Ultramarine the only truly unique colors in the Shikisei is Yama-dori and Shigure



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 14:33

Thanks for the comparison!

 

Yama-dori is at the top of my list for the new Sailor colors.  I'd try Shigure, but I'm afraid it will be similar to my experience with PR Ebony Purple...  A black ink in pretty much every pen I try it in.


Edited by A144, 07 July 2014 - 14:36.

So many inks, so little time...


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 14:56

I'd try Shigure, but I'm afraid it will be similar to my experience with PR Ebony Purple...  A black ink in pretty much every pen I try it in.

Its definitely not black, but it can get pretty dark though...
Hard to tell if its a purplish blue or a bluish purple. It can have a nice gold sheen that's for sure.
 


Edited by attika89, 07 July 2014 - 14:57.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 19:48

Does anybody know how Sumire compares to Ultramarine?

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 19:13

IMO Shigure the best

Yama-dori 2nd

other color bored


Edited by anton1978, 09 July 2014 - 19:14.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:44

Thanks for posting this! I have Grenade (reportedly similar to Oku-yama) and Souten for reference, meaning I have a better idea of the other inks' appearance in person. Sou-Ten looks rather pale here, though. Then again, I usually load it into my wetter writers for that red sheen :P


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 20:56

Broke down and ordered a bottle of Yama-Dori today. Can't wait to try it out.


So many inks, so little time...






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