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Sailor Kobe # 09 Suma Purple

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 20:58

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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:

 

Suma Purple is dark purple ink suitable for everyday use even for those who don't feel comfortable while using colors different than black and blue in public :) It looks dark and formal. I like this ink. It seems I'm keen on dreary purples.

 

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Leuchturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 21:27

One of my favorite purples...  :puddle:  :puddle:

 

 

Thanks for the AMAZING review Vis!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :wub:  :wub:


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 22:33

Thanks for the review.  Think I'll pass on this one -- it reminds me of Herbin Pousièrre de Lune,

which I didn't like when I tried it.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:26

Gorgeous. I also really enjoy muted, dark purples.

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 16:03

Very nice review. I'm a big fan of dark purple inks and this really looks special.

#6 saskia_madding

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 17:54

My version of this ink looks much more dusky and a bit brown, which I hate.  It's nice to see pretty pictures of inks Iv'e passed on, but looking back on my writing samples, I don't miss the bottle.



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 18:46

I love dusty, murky purples and this one is a favourite.

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#8 amberleadavis

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 00:55

This looks like a darker version of Tamon purple.


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:49

Tamon and this are so close to Ink of the Witch that in dim lighting, it's hard to tell them apart.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 18:34

Tamon and this are so close to Ink of the Witch that in dim lighting, it's hard to tell them apart.

 

I used Tamon and gave it away, Ink of the Witch is MUCH darker.  This is Tamon Grey.

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:12

what is the water resistance of this ink? I am looking for a dark purple to use in fine nibs. But i need it to be at the very least water resistant. And, of course, safe to use. It will be used in a Conid bulkfiller.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:14

You'll find answer in this thread.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:33

Thanks for the review. :) I hadn't paid attention to this Kobe ink previously, but I think I might get a bottle as a Poussière de Lune replacement when that one runs out. (Though perhaps I should use my Tamon Purple first. :P)


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 15:35

Hi Vis,

 

How is the water resistance of this ink?

 

BTW, In your index, the link for #41 Suma Rikyu Rose actually leads to #38 Kitanozaka Night Blue.....just a little bug:)



#15 visvamitra

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 15:57

You'll find answer in this thread.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 18:21

Is there something similar in KWZI???

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:11

I have had my eye on this ink for a couple of years and finally acquired a bottle.

 

Oh frabjous day!  On Rhodia, there is no ink I would place above this one.  Kobe #9 is a wonderful, deep, dusky purple.

 

On Midori and Tomoe River, the purple is more difficult to see.  I might as well be using dark brown or black.  However, it might just be that my pen is too wet for subtlety.  I look forward to trying this ink with narrower and drier nibs.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 14:49

This looks like a clear winner. That sheen even put a smile of my face! 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 15:01

This looks like a clear winner. That sheen even put a smile of my face! 

 

Yes.  If I could have only two inks, this would be one of them.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 15:12

 

Yes.  If I could have only two inks, this would be one of them.

Out of curiosity, what would the other color be?


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