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Sailor Kobe # 24 Nakayamate Black

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 07:09

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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:

 
Nakayamate Black is decent ink. The thing is I don't use black inks.

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

 

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

 

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#2 visvamitra

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 15:19

Wow, it seems everyone is as enthusiatic about this ink as me :)



#3 Tas

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 17:27

Ha.
You know I like my blacks. Can't see anything in this that would make me want to add a bootle to the drawer. I'm sure it's lovely to use but it needs to be lovely to look at too.

 

Sorry.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 17:47

Sorry, yesterday was a travel day (and so, for the most part, was Friday) so I wasn't anyplace to log in.

As for the ink.  Well, um.  It doesn't really hold much appeal for me -- it's not super black, and there are shading blacks that are a lot easier to get hold of.  But thanks for the review.

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#5 J85909266

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 01:17

It's a nice black ink, certainly not a bad one. That said, I already have a black that meets all my needs, so exploring others is pretty pointless. There is no color ambiguity with black. It either is or isn't. 


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#6 mehandiratta

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 09:27

the thing is even i dont use black inks...

 

however as usual .... wonderful review...


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#7 haruka337

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:02

What a curious shade of black. It appears to have a warm, underlying color in some of the swabs and it looks ravishing on cream colored paper.

 

I must have it.


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#8 haruka337

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 18:46

Tried this ink recently and it's wonderful. :happycloud9: 

As I suspected, this black appears warm due to its belying brown tone, which becomes quite noticeable deepening on the pen paired with it. It's curious in its undertone, rainbow chromatography, when in use or even in an accidental mess--I haven't encountered an ink such as this to date. That and it's a well behaved ink; I love an ink that can conduct it self with dignity.

For fans of black ink, #24 Nakayamate is a jewel.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 19:16

Tried this ink recently and it's wonderful. :happycloud9: 
As I suspected, this black appears warm due to its belying brown tone, which becomes quite noticeable deepening on the pen paired with it. It's curious in its undertone, rainbow chromatography, when in use or even in an accidental mess--I haven't encountered an ink such as this to date. That and it's a well behaved ink; I love an ink that can conduct it self with dignity.
For fans of black ink, #24 Nakayamate is a jewel.


I've not been attracted to this one. How does the warm undertone compare to Do-you?

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 19:41

#24 Nakayamate's undertone is much warmer than Do-you's stony belying color (which I adore), but the former displays a stark, almost, sienna brown, which you can see in the splat edges of visamitra's first image. However, it's more characteristic in high flow fountain pens, but this black maintains a noticeable warmth across most nibs.

Frankly, this ink is more of a black brown/brown black, so your comparison to Do-you is quite apt.

I'm going home early today (yeay!) and will scan in the ink cards of both colors for comparison.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 21:07

#24 Nakayamate's undertone is much warmer than Do-you's stony belying color (which I adore), but the former displays a stark, almost, sienna brown, which you can see in the splat edges of visamitra's first image. However, it's more characteristic in high flow fountain pens, but this black maintains a noticeable warmth across most nibs.
Frankly, this ink is more of a black brown/brown black, so your comparison to Do-you is quite apt.
I'm going home early today (yeay!) and will scan in the ink cards of both colors for comparison.


Thank you haruka :-)

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 00:27

OKAY! I got this done on Friday, but didn't get around to cropping and loading it up until today--apologies, migo.

 

So it turns out Do-you is the warmer for the two inks, but you'll see why it's easy to mistake Nakayamate as the warmer, browner ink.

 

The scan is fairly accurate and sort of picks up on Nakayamate's curious matte affect, otherwise, you can tell Do-you is warmer.
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Here's a photo of both inks swabbed against white poster board.
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Here's the odd (but charming!) matte brown finish of Nakayamate and why I initially thought it more brown than Do-you:
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The trail of black spots on the right card (Nakayamate) are black. It's where the ink fell thickest. There is no sheen on the spots, only a matte brown finish where the ink fell moderately. The streaks of light and shadow points to the fact that the matte brown is not sheen; one can see the brown within the shadow on the right card. Written text on cards was done in black tip marker, not with the noted inks.

 

I adore both inks immensely.

 

Hope that was useful.
 


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