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Suzuran Green - Sailor Kobe No 28

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 21:07

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Kobe (神戸市 Kōbe-shi) is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bayand about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. Its name comes from "kanbe" (神戸), an archaic title for supporters of the city's Ikuta Shrine. Kobe became one of Japan's 17 designated cities in 1956.
 
Kobe is famous for its shirines and nioce architecture but among fountain pen and ink afficionados the name Kobe cause increased heart-rate. The city is a home of Nagasawa-Kobe stationery shop that offers incredible lione of more than fifty inks made by Sailor.
 

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My master - plan is to prepare comparison of full line of Nagasawa-Kobe inks. Not an easy task as they're not the most obtainable inks on the market, but hopefully I'll manage to do it                                             :)
 
At the moment Nagasawa-Kobe offers 52 inks:

Sample of Suzuran Green was sent to me by White_Lotus. Thank you a lot. I haven't planned any ink purchases but I need this ink. Sooner than soon.

 

It's stunning.

 

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#2 cleosmama

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 21:49

I like this green very much! I'll have to ask Atsu about it. 



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 22:17

OH this is a VERY nice ink. :)   Thank-you for the review



#4 brunico

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 22:38

Gorgeous, and an amazingly helpful review, as always! But I already have Rokko green and Sourakuen tea green. This looks midway between them.

 

If I had disposable cash, I would buy the Kobe - Nagasawa - Graphilo notebook, which has all fifty ink bottles and swatches on the covers, just for the sake of having it.

 

Quite apart from the fact I think Sailor makes the best ink in any possible universe, I adore the design of the Kobe labels and would love to have all fifty side-by-side to make a cityscape.



#5 Lgsoltek

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 23:05

It seems there are 51 Kobe now. The latest one is a black or a blue black if I remember correctly.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:03

Excellent review of another great murky green by Sailor!



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:08

It seems there are 51 Kobe now. The latest one is a black or a blue black if I remember correctly.

Ooh I've been waiting to see what they'd come out with next! Have you seen any writing samples of it yet?



#8 MalcolmH

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:56

i LIKE IT.  :thumbup:



#9 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 08:24

Wow Vis...

Question how long is if walking from Austria to Japan?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:19

Thank you for doing this review.  I was considering this ink for a while but now that I see it, I much prefer the KWZI IG Green #1.



#11 Lgsoltek

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 13:00

Ooh I've been waiting to see what they'd come out with next! Have you seen any writing samples of it yet?

 

Found it. It's the one on the left. The other two are #38 and #7.

 

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 13:38

I can't read kanji, but it appears to be ___something___ Midnight.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 13:47

One of my very first Kobe purchases.... Love those greens...   :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  

 

 

Thanks Vis to bring attention to this gorgeous ink...  :D


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 16:16

Gorgeous, and an amazingly helpful review, as always! But I already have Rokko green and Sourakuen tea green. This looks midway between them.

 

If I had disposable cash, I would buy the Kobe - Nagasawa - Graphilo notebook, which has all fifty ink bottles and swatches on the covers, just for the sake of having it.

 

Quite apart from the fact I think Sailor makes the best ink in any possible universe, I adore the design of the Kobe labels and would love to have all fifty side-by-side to make a cityscape.

 

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Who do you all usually order these from?



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 18:10

Great review on an ink I REALLY LOVE!!!!!


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#16 brunico

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 18:50

 

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Who do you all usually order these from?

 

The seller cool-japan on Ebay. Many people here have ordered from him and rate him highly.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 20:24

 

Found it. It's the one on the left. The other two are #38 and #7.

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

The seller cool-japan on Ebay. Many people here have ordered from him and rate him highly.

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#18 visvamitra

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 20:41

Yes, Atsu is reliable seller. Some time ago we've made Iroshizuku group buy (for Polish FP forum). Perfect cooperation.

The new one doesn't look thrilling to my eyes :) 38 looks much better :)



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Posted 12 June 2015 - 15:50

Thanks for the review. I love all those Sailor ink—some more than others. This is a nice one. 


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Posted 13 June 2015 - 19:01

I love the ink, but hate the bottle.  That plastic insert they use is the worst.  Does anyone really like that things? 







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