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Sailor Kobe # 08 Arima Amber

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 20:42

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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:

 

Thank you Cyber6 for a sample  :)

 

I used to have Arima Amber bottle of it but then I sold it. I don't know why. I always liked the color. I don't recall well the situation. Maybe someone drugged me and it's happened while in altered state of consciousness?

 

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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 Cyber6

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 21:12

This color always bother me... cause is not very "amber" like.  Still a nice color.   ;)

 

 

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#3 T4TEXAS

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 21:13

Thanks for the review. I rather like it.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 21:33

Where can one find these inks for sale in the US? (if there even is a place)



#5 swanjun

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 21:42

Where can one find these inks for sale in the US? (if there even is a place)

 

For a time, Vanness Pens had them. Now, they've only got four in stock. Otherwise, your best bet is probably to get them from Cool-Japan on eBay.



#6 haruka337

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 21:55

I recall sporting a large amber ring in this color in my youth. Loved it, but I'm not sure I love it in ink form.


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 22:13

I recall sporting a large amber ring in this color in my youth. Loved it, but I'm not sure I love it in ink form.

 

 

Fair enough...  I google up "Amber".. and although 90% was the more yellow type (the one I am more familiar with).. there were several with this color. 

 

 

 

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#8 haruka337

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 22:25

You should see Dominican Blue Amber--it's rare, but beautiful.

 

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Ah, this ink has made me nostalgic. Maybe I'll buy it after all.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 04:28

I may be going nuts, but this ink almost looks pink to me. Brain? What's wrong with you?
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#10 ethernautrix

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 20:28

Well now that is an interesting... amber. I like browns, though. If I could have tens of browns, it'd be cool to write a journal using all of them.


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 01:34

Hmm.  This one is interesting.  But it looks a bit like Diamine Terra Cotta and Diamine Ochre.  So I think I can pass.

Thanks for the review, though.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:53

You should see Dominican Blue Amber--it's rare, but beautiful.

 

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Ah, this ink has made me nostalgic. Maybe I'll buy it after all.

 

I finally got to see it in person - it's only blue under certain UV light, but then, I'd be blue too.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 21:49

 

 

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Just purchased a bottle, and I really enjoy this ink and this color.  There is a richness that goes beyond the surface color.  A great ink for those of us who love the warm spectrum of colors.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 15:13

Jup, I think one has to judge this colour be seeing it. On the screen it shows an interesting shading and light sheen but for me it looks somehow flat and dry. The hue on the inkwell cap seems very promising to me... Thank you for your review.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 15:56

I love how the amber-brown color washes away to leave a subtle gray underneath.

 

Also thank you for satisfying my curiosity about this series of ink. The only other reviews I've found are done by Japanese bloggers, but they don't post many pictures, and these are not very large so I can't see the colors well.


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