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Sailor For Kingdom Note Tanna Japonesis "evening Cicada"

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 18:59

Yet again we get to travel to the land of Japan and experience wonderful inks. This Kingdom Note ink came by way of secret methods of forwarders.

 

This ink was on my "must have" list and I am not disappointed.

 

This Kingdom Note ink is part of their "Flora and Fauna" sets based on the critters and plants of Japan. Actually I don't think they've done anything based on plants, so they perhaps decided on fungi instead. This ink is from the Insect group of inks, and created after the insect of the same name. I think they've captured the color fairly well from what I can see on the net. A nice muted yellow-green, maybe like green olive oil but darker obviously.

 

On many of the pics, the ink seems too dark compared to reality. The ink is really a mid-tone. But they weren't able to capture the sound of the Evening cicada for us in ink, so we rely on this https://www.youtube....h?v=FuiqDQLBNuc

 

On Mohawk via Linen.

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Closeup of the same.

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On Hammermill 28lb Inkjet paper.

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Closeup of the same:

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A sample on Tomoe River paper. I never seem to get much sheen, maybe it's my nibs all being medium. The iPhone picked up the text on the next page. That's the ghosting you see. Next time I'll have to put a sheet of paper between them.

 

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Waterfastness Test on Inkjet paper

 

The ink is not terribly waterfast. There is a good loss of color, but some does remain to allow recovery of the text.

 

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Edited by white_lotus, 23 April 2015 - 01:01.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 19:13

Nice ink.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 20:30

                             Thank you for yet ANOTHER great review of what is a very appealing ink.

 

                                                                  "Oh.............Atsu...........I NEED!"


Edited by Barkingpig, 23 April 2015 - 02:41.


#4 Lgsoltek

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 22:37

Mine arrived yesterday too and so far I'm liking it.
A small correction: it's not a Bung Box, but a Kingdom Note, a different store.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:00

Oh gosh I knew that! Dang. Mods! Mods! Can the title be changed to say "Kingdom Note" instead of "Bungbox"?

 

Was able to change it in the body of the post.


Edited by white_lotus, 23 April 2015 - 01:02.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 15:17

Thanks for the review, very nice ink!

What's the closest ink to this one in your opinion?



#7 bstnnyc

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 18:49

Thanks for the review, very nice ink!

What's the closest ink to this one in your opinion?

Hi donderom, Amberlea did a great comparison of Tanna Japonensis and the Mont Blanc Daniel Defoe Palm Green Limited Edition ink and the two look very close. Please see the thread here in which she discusses the similarities and differences between the two inks:

 

http://www.fountainp...apanese-cicada/

 

The Defoe is a Limited Edition ink that will not be available for much longer, so if you are interested in trying it, I would recommend getting a bottle sooner than later. I have tried both inks and I much prefer the Sailor because it offers a smoother writing experience (which is a non negotiable for me), but as you will see in Amberlea's comparison the Mont Blanc holds up much better in the water test which could be a deciding factor for you. I hope this helps!



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:11

Ah this is another that I would love to have.  Beautiful!



#9 KellyMcJ

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 13:57

That's gorgeous. And it's definitely the color of a cicada, too!



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 14:01

I had a sample of this a long time ago, but I've never bought a bottle because it's too difficult to do so. Not bad at all.  :)



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 18:08

A beautiful ink.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 00:49

Hi donderom, Amberlea did a great comparison of Tanna Japonensis and the Mont Blanc Daniel Defoe Palm Green Limited Edition ink and the two look very close. Please see the thread here in which she discusses the similarities and differences between the two inks:

 

http://www.fountainp...apanese-cicada/

 

The Defoe is a Limited Edition ink that will not be available for much longer, so if you are interested in trying it, I would recommend getting a bottle sooner than later. I have tried both inks and I much prefer the Sailor because it offers a smoother writing experience (which is a non negotiable for me), but as you will see in Amberlea's comparison the Mont Blanc holds up much better in the water test which could be a deciding factor for you. I hope this helps!

 

 

Thank you for the shout out.

 

And WhiteLotus, I adore your reviews.


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