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Sailor Kobe # 50 Kyo-Machi Legend Blue

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 11:21

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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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https://kobe-nagasawa.co.jp/

 
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:

Mmg112 has sent me some crazy amount of samples of different inks and guess what? Nagasawa Kobe inks were among the samples. Thank you mmg112! 

 

Let's take a look at no 50 Kyo-Machi Legend Blue as I enjoy this color. The ink looks fress, especially when used in broad and wet nib. I believe Napalm's reviewed it some time ago in fine nib and the color wasn't as nuanced as with broader nib. There's also Gylyf review you definitely need to check. Each one of us uses different pens and papers, so the color differs.

 

Ink behaviour is flawless.

 

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Leuchturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9

 

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#2 Algester

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 11:52

I praise your tenacity to archive all currently as of this posting 50+ inks

#3 Michael R.

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:20

Nice shading!

 

Cheers

 

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#4 Lgsoltek

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 14:04

Looks very nice! But reminds me of other blues I have... Don't remember which...



#5 jasonchickerson

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 20:35

This looks great, but is it really much different from Souten? Looks very similar to me.



#6 visvamitra

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 20:36

I haven't tried Souten so I'm not able to say.



#7 Lgsoltek

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 00:17

This looks great, but is it really much different from Souten? Looks very similar to me.


Souten might have less green than this ink, judging from these photos.

#8 jmccarty3

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 14:05

My impression of this ink is that it's darker, at least after it's sat in the pen awhile.


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#9 visvamitra

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 14:51

I believe so but then again a lot depends on the pen / nib / paper combo :) 



#10 Abner C. Kemp

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 21:31

This looks great, but is it really much different from Souten? Looks very similar to me.

 

This is much more of a turquoise. Souten is a pretty true blue. 



#11 haruka337

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 18:38

 

This is much more of a turquoise. Souten is a pretty true blue. 

 

I'm inclined to agree with you. The shading in Souten is also more pronounced, more saturated, in my experience.


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 01:34

Yeah, this ink came out more blue in the pen I had it in, and darker. This one is prettier than what I got!  Maybe more like Gogh Cobalt.



#13 mehandiratta

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:12

This looks really amazing .... nice shading... thank you for the review...


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 18:30

For what it's worth, my #50 looked very different from this. It had no green at all and was a straightforward (and kind of boring) mid-blue:

 

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#15 jmccarty3

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 22:03

Yeah, this ink came out more blue in the pen I had it in, and darker. This one is prettier than what I got!  Maybe more like Gogh Cobalt.

 

You're right, this does look more like Gogh Cobalt, which is another beautiful, complex color. I've gotten a lot of pleasure using it in a large Sailor 1911 with a Naginata Togi medium nib.


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