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Sailor Kobe # 40 Sumiyoshi Brown

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 21:02

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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:

Sumiyoshi Brown is very nice, earthy brown I enjoy a lot. Not as much as no. 3 but I'll definitely conider getting a bottle.

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

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Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9

 

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Lyreco Budget, Lamy Al-Star, M

 

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#2 inkstainedruth

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 21:17

Thanks for the review.

This one reminds me of Noodler's Whaleman's Sepia.  I'm betting it's better behaved, too -- the Noodler's is a great color, but it absolutely would not flow.  It was like it was hanging on to the sides of the barrel for dear life....

Would you describe Sumiyoshi as being wet or dry (or somewhere in between)?

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#3 visvamitra

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 21:20

It's wet. Much wetter than for example J. Herbin's Cacao du Bresil.



#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 00:04

Thanks.  Good to know.  That would make a difference in what pens I put it in, should I actually get a bottle.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#5 candide

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 00:14

I love grey browns like this one. How similar is it to Cacao de Brésil? It looks quite like how Cacao de Brésil writes for me, but maybe a little darker. It'd be nice to have a wetter alternative to the Cacao, which I'm using at present.

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#6 swanjun

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 01:39

Oh, I actually like this sort of brown!



#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:51

Where is Tas?  He loves these sort of browns too.  

 

Vis, thanks for another great review.


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#8 rudyhou

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:04

i associate this color with sepia, though it is more reddish than a typical sepia color tone.  


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