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Sailor Nagasawa-Kobe # 44 Sumaura Seaside Blue


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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:58



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:

Haruka337 has sent me samples of four Kobe inks. They were fun to try. Thank you Michelle


Sumaura Seaside Blue is rather interesting - the color is a bit muted, complex and melancholic. I'm not a fan of teals and blue-green inks but this one isn't bad, really. As for writing properties - it behaves perfectly well. 


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#2 Lgsoltek


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:58

Looks like a darker and dustier Syo-ro.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:59

Thank you for the review.... Looks niCe...

Does it have any sheen ...


And I see its doesnt even shade much...

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#4 AndyYNWA


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 13:07

I have my AL-star inked up with this ink right now. I would consider this a green ink, with just a touch of blue. Calling it teal would be a compliment to this ink... ;)

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 18:40

Looks interesting!

#6 Ghost Plane

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 19:58

Can't make up my mind about it.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 19:59

I love this one!

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:59

I'm not sure what I feel about this one. I guess I just don't care about it :) There's still a lot of Kobe's to try but for now the one that I find most thrilling is Old Foreigner Ward Sepia. But then there's like fourty more to try :) And I'll probably get them all (samples from amazing FPNers and polisg guys). So maybe even this year I'll be able to post full line comparison. If not, it'll happen in January.

Edited by visvamitra, 02 November 2015 - 09:00.

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 04:15

I like the muted saturation of this one. It's not a color I'd ever put in my daily carry pen, though.

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