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Sailor Kobe # 04 Ijinkan Red

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 17:05

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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:

 

Ijinkan Red looks stunning. It's kind of Carmine Red. I was surprised once I tried the sample because I was expecting the ink will be red without carmine undertones. Anyway I find this one amazing. I would appreciate if someone who has it / tried it could sharte some scans or impressions. If my sample is right I've found one of best "reds" ever.

 

 

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Leuchturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

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#2 migo984

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 17:57

I have this but I haven't used it for a while. From memory I thought it was more of a dark rusty red (I think it is named after the roof tiles in Foreigners' Ward?). I'll have to get it out & check it again.

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#3 RayJ

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 18:13

Ooooooo... Stunning. :D
I'm waiting for you to do all kobe reviews. So that I can buy all of them together. :)
I'll definitely get a backup bottle for this. Or maybe 2. Maybe 3...

#4 mehandiratta

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 19:47

Ooooooo... Stunning. :D
I'm waiting for you to do all kobe reviews. So that I can buy all of them together. :)
I'll definitely get a backup bottle for this. Or maybe 2. Maybe 3...

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#5 RayJ

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 20:05

Where do I get them

Nagasawa Kobe shop on rakuten.
Or if you know someone in Japan, then you can get through them.
Or through Cool-Japan on eBay.

#6 AndyYNWA

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 20:24

I'm no fan of reds, but this one was really nice.

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#7 haruka337

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 21:45

Yuck. :unsure:


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:03

I have this but I haven't used it for a while. From memory I thought it was more of a dark rusty red (I think it is named after the roof tiles in Foreigners' Ward?). I'll have to get it out & check it again.

 

Me too.. me memory of it was a rusty red.. leaning to burgundy...  It might have been the paper, in any case, not really to my liking and I sold the bottle (kept a sample).  I will have to dig my sample and check again.    Your pics make it look stunning..  

 

 

 

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#9 episkey

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 20:09

I'm not big on reds, but I think I like this one! Loving all your Kobe reviews, by the way. :) 



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:32

Great reviews. I will have to add this red to my inventory. Thanks for your hard work.

#11 amberleadavis

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:31

VIS, you make all inks look great.


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 03:23

Another great review!  And this looks like another ink I must add to my shopping list. 


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 21:32

I received my bottle last week and have been using it daily. I am not disappointed. A perfect red IMO for daily use (February is Valentine day so red is my ink from Jan 15-Feb 15). Your review was spot on. Many thanks again for an excellent review.

#14 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 22:38

Joban can you add another picture?

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 21:06

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Not sure if this attachment worked. I used an Omas 360 with a EF Nib.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 23:17

Yes, that's more bricky.


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:27

I just wrote on a note pad, nothing fancy for paper and just everyday item. Bricky is a fair assessment of the color. But IMO a fun color.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:44

I wish it looked more like the OP's photos.  My experience was pretty dusky and bricky, and I haven't used it since I first tried it.  



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 20:18

How would you rate this against Oku Yama from the Four Seasons line? My eyes tell me it's quite similar, but without the pinkish undertones of Oku Yama.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 18:30

Hey Visvamitra,

 

Excellent review like always. I have a quick question: is this review for the same ink that you used for the writing sample in your review of the Aurora 85th anniversary? To my eyes, the ink in that review looks so so much brighter and a totally different ink. If you remember, can you please confirm? thanks.

 

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