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Sailor Bungbox 88 Review

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#1 fireant

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 15:34

Hi-This is my first review.  I've scanned the document and I hope this works.  I really liked this ink.  I've always considered myself a jewel toned girl but there is something about the Sailor Greens that seems to call to me.

 

I tried to write the name of the ink in (is it kanji) but probably failed miserable.  I believe the name indicates the wait one experiences at the beginning of spring until the new tea can be harvested-88 days.  The number 88 is also a lucky number for many Asians (8s always being a good thing).

 

Thoughts:

  • I did not have a ton of similar greens to compare the ink to, I used Sailor Pen and Messenger Cigar with a dip pen (hello mess) and a fine point. I found the intensity of the color similar to both Diamine's Racing Green and Cigar.
  • The ink behaved beautifully on both the Staples sugarcane (20lb), Tomoe River (cream), and the Crown Mill.  I think it looked best with the medium flex nib. crazy shading throughout.
  • water resistance- basically none-I sprinkled drops of water and let it sit for over 10 seconds, then wiped down. Where the drops were large the ink disappeared.
  • I could be totally wrong on lubrication/flow--like I said this is all new to me. The ink didn't fight the pen or paper.
  • There was some bleed through.
  • I really love this color. It reminds me of how green everything in Albuquerque in the spring.

This is a sample of the comparable inks that I have. Please note the photo has a touch more green (just a tiny bit) but I can't seem to correct it.

 

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This is a picture of a scanned pdf.  Hope this works.

 

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This is the PDF which might be easier to view.  Sorry.

 

 

 


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 15:40

The ink is a hair darker/deeper irl.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 15:41

WOW... that IS pretty..... and it looks VERY similar to KWZI Old Gold.    I will need to grab a bottle of this next time is on stock and do the comparison.

 

 

THANKS for the great review...   :D

 

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 19:41

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 19:57

Thank you for this review.  I received this ink in my last order from Vanness but have not opened it.  This morning when a new (MY FIRST) purple pen came I decided to try instead the (Bung Box) Happiness that came in the same shipment as the Green Tea.  I am glad I made this choice as I like the bright green with the purple pen & will save the Green Tea for a couple of other pens that are currently "in use."  BUT I look forward to the experience more so after your excellent review. 



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 21:12

Vanness seems to have another shipment of this ink available. It shows as available on their website.



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 22:59

Thanks for letting me know Vanness has more Bungbox inks. There just went $100.  :wub:



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:29

Vanness seems to have another shipment of this ink available. It shows as available on their website.

THANK YOU!  I ordered just now as I was afraid to wait to call them!  ANOTHER (I think I will now have four) Bung Box "browns." I just today cleaned Ink of the Witch out of a Black Omas 360 & loaded it up with my first fill of Dandyism. ( I am pretending it is NOT really a BLACK pen by filling it with these cool "not quite black" Bung Box inks! )  It will be hard to improve on Dandyism.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:11

Thanks for letting me know Vanness has more Bungbox inks. There just went $100.  :wub:

 

 

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I feel your pain.  I should be saving pin money to spend during an upcoming trip to California.







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