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Sailor Kobe # 45 Hashibuse Silhuette Green

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:59

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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:

Hashibuse Silhuette Green is greyish green. I like it.

 

 

 

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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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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:15

Lovely green... and if I didn't have Rokko and Suzuran... I would go for it.  ;)

 

Awesome review Vis!!!.. 

 

 

 

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#3 mehandiratta

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:43

its difficult to figure out green in the writing sample though....
 
 
lovely review...

Edit : just checked on my phone.. Now I can see that old dark green..

Edited by mehandiratta, 18 November 2015 - 12:46.

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#4 hilsedwards

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:01

Almost a substitute for the long discontinued and much loved Montblanc Racing Green....... almost!



#5 Tas

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:32

Almost a substitute for the long discontinued and much loved Montblanc Racing Green....... almost!

 

You spoke my thoughts !



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:10

Does this look like a substitute for available and expensive Heironymous Green 01?



#7 Tas

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 13:31

Does this look like a substitute for available and expensive Heironymous Green 01?

 

No way. This looks waay warmer . . .



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:43

I'll have to make a reminder note about getting this one.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:17

the ink drop made me think of J Herbin Vert Empire.  But I think the writing sample looks a bit less murky.

Thanks for the review.  This is one I'd have to think about....

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 22:07

Oh my! I have decided to divide my greens into "Stone" and "Earth" Greens - mostly as an excuse to justify two on the go at one time. This looks very, very appealing as a Stone Green (#16 doesn't hit the spot for me).

Any thoughts on the distinction between #28 "Lily of the Valley" and #34 "Tea" Greens - those both look gorgeous but hard to distinguish from here? If you had to choose two Kobe Greens only, what would they be?

Also would these add value (they are not cheap!) to my current selections?
Stone: De Atramentis' Cement, Birmingham Pens' Fern Moss
Earth: De Atramentis' Jean Jaques Rousseau
Beloved but rotten: Organics Studio Walt Whitman

Here's my favorite Stone Greens:
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:09

Oh my! I have decided to divide my greens into "Stone" and "Earth" Greens - mostly as an excuse to justify two on the go at one time. This looks very, very appealing as a Stone Green (#16 doesn't hit the spot for me).

Any thoughts on the distinction between #28 "Lily of the Valley" and #34 "Tea" Greens - those both look gorgeous but hard to distinguish from here? If you had to choose two Kobe Greens only, what would they be?

Also would these add value (they are not cheap!) to my current selections?
Stone: De Atramentis' Cement, Birmingham Pens' Fern Moss
Earth: De Atramentis' Jean Jaques Rousseau
Beloved but rotten: Organics Studio Walt Whitman

Here's my favorite Stone Greens:
fpn_1544911455__stony_greens.jpgMy "Earth Greens" are here: http://www.fountainp...-compost-piles/

There's not one thing on that page I'm not drooling over. Absolutely beautiful :wub:



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 00:08

The Riddle Green from Birmingham Pens is a sample I have almost got to the bottom of without solving the enigma. I enjoy writing with it as a cold stone grey and it's a nice complement to KWZ Hunter Green, where the green is similarly elusive but which resolves to a cool brown. I was almost ready to stump for a bottle, but now I'm thinking this Kobe #45 might better suit my tastes - a darker grey than Fern Moss but with a definite green hue?
Oh wait, I have a bottle of Diamine Graphite in a drawer somewhere! Is there no end to this rabbit hole?!

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 19:08

I have three in this range now, and each has its own distinct character, but I thought a side-by-side might help people select if they were only wanting one:

Kobe #45 Hachibuse Silhouette Green (darkest, but keeps its green and doesn't look black),

De Atramentis Dark Reseda Green (Bluer and wetter but still nicely grey),

Birmingham Pens' Southside Park Fern Moss (soft grey/blue/green - greyest but clearly green in comparison to other colors).

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 21:16

I have three in this range now, and each has its own distinct character, but I thought a side-by-side might help people select if they were only wanting one:

Kobe #45 Hachibuse Silhouette Green (darkest, but keeps its green and doesn't look black),

De Atramentis Dark Reseda Green (Bluer and wetter but still nicely grey),

Birmingham Pens' Southside Park Fern Moss (soft grey/blue/green - greyest but clearly green in comparison to other colors).

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Three very nice inks, a stylish hand, and a delightful drawing.  Thank you.



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 18:04

Hachibuse in changing light:

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The scan (top left) is useless! True color is somewhere between the two natural light photos, not quite as olive as the top right, but a little more so than the bottom left (which is probably closest on this gloomy day).

Subtle, even elusive, but rather refined?







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