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Sailor Kobe # 32 Tamon Purple Grey

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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 21:10



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:

Tamon Purple Grey is really nice. It has dusty hue I enjoy a lot.



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Tomoe River, Kaweco Sport Classic, B










Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B










Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9








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Posted 26 November 2015 - 21:16

Oh yeah....  :puddle:  :puddle:  :puddle:  :puddle:



Awesome color...  Thanks for another AMAZING review Vis !!!    :wub:  :wub:

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 21:47

To me this is a paler version of #9. I like both very much.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 22:34

Great review!

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 00:18

So close to Witch it's hard to tell them apart, depending on the pen.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 02:19

Another excellent review, Vis! Very nice color

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 19:29

One of my favorites of the Kobes--a great choice for those who "have to use black" at work.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 23:48

Oh yeah....  :puddle:  :puddle:  :puddle:  :puddle:



Awesome color...  Thanks for another AMAZING review Vis !!!    :wub:  :wub:



Too funny.  This color is one that Napalm calls, bruise purple.  I was really disappointed by how fast it fades.




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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:47

This has been on my wishlist for a bit now

Wonderful to see a review before i commit to a bottle  :D


Thank you for the great review!  :)

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 22:10

This color looks very nice, as does #10 Mikage Grey. They look similar in the chromatography Software ID. Has someone used #32 and #10 interchangeably? I'm debating over Tamon Purple Grey and Grey Mikage. Any thoughts?

Edited by Jarod, 17 September 2020 - 22:12.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 22:26

This looks a little like J. Herbin poussiere de lune, another beautiful dusty purple with lovely shading. Wonderful review, thanks.

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