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Sailor Bungbox Shogun Armor Black

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#21 Ghost Plane

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 13:13

Sailor Nano Kiwa-guru is a micro pigmented ink were as Bungbox Armor is dye based, both provide two entirely different writing experiences.
Where Armor falls within the spectrum of a typical dark black, Kiwa-guru does not. It's a dense, matte, somewhat layered black. While there are nuances to be found within the former, the latter displays more obvious characteristics.
Armor, like most Sailor inks, is a mid-range lubricating ink with good flow. Kiwa-guro is extremely lubricant.  Both provide excellent writing experiences.
Armor is easy to clean out of a pen, but Kiwa-guru can be a pain due to the Nano pigments. Though, I've never had issue cleaning out either ink, I understand I'm in the minority when it comes to Kiwa-guro.
If you want a well rounded, nuanced, saturated black, Bungbox Shogun Armor is the way to go. If you want a highly lubricant ink with layered depth and a matte that dulls it's saturation--some maintenance required--, than Sailor Nano Kiwa-guro is the ink to use.

Thank you for this explanation. Finally makes sense of what I've read.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:44

I'm late to this party...  Lovely black ink, but I can't see myself giving up Noodler's Heart of Darkness for it. 


I do use Kiwa-Guro just as much, so it's very hard to want to consider a black for this price when I love the rich blackness of my two already preferred black inks...  But if you got the money it definitely is a great ink from what your review says.  You definitely wouldn't be disappointed.

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