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Sailor Kobe # 6 Bordeaux


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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:04



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.



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 some Kobe inks were among the samples. Thank you mmg112! 


Let's take a look at no 6 Kobe Bordeaux. The color isn't bad but for me it's not the most exciting range of colors, I prefer strong reds than Bordeaux. Ink behaves well and as most Sailor inks lubricates the nib in pleasant way.



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:42

Exceptional as always, Vis. Is that a hint of green sheen? 

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 09:03

Exceptional as always, Vis. Is that a hint of green sheen? 


Hi Jason - yes #6 has a lovely subtle green sheen. I like this ink.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 10:24

Not bad. Kobe should ditch their terrible swatch and send Vis one bottle of each and use his photos instead.

#5 visvamitra


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 13:20

I wouldn't mind. That's sure :) Meanwhile I still have two more from mmg and four from Haruka on the way. The work is in progress. BTW - has anyone bought Kobe inks directly from Rakuten?

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 15:11

^rakuten doesn't have all the colors listed. Can they get the rest of we contact them through Rakuten?

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 23:57

This is a nice ink. It shades a little more to purple than Oku-yama.
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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:48

Another great ink review, Visvamitra. I always enjoy your reviews and you've done a ton of them! It must be really fun playing with all of those beautiful inks! 


This color is somewhat subdued unlike some in the same color range. I like it.

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 14:32

Awesome review Vis !!!...  :wub:  :wub:



I think you have also done Shinkaichi Gold (#22) and Ooji Cherry (#30)...   :D





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#10 visvamitra


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 20:43

Yes, I've made Ooji, Shinkaichi and Tamon but I'll need to prepare these reviews remakes. I'm not happy with them and besides I'll need to use the same pen / paper cmbo to prepare comparison (if I succeed) :) 

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 00:17

This is definitely prettier than I was expecting, based on photos seen elsewhere!

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 13:51

This looks like a nice one.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 20:46

This ink looks great!! I can't say how badly I want to try this one.. 

Thanks for the review

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:07

Vis, you do great work.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 23:15

Have this ink and adore it. The color is simply gorgeous, rich and luscious. This is definitely an ink for writing billets-doux or classy-not-trashy sex scenes for a novel.

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