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Sailor Kobe # 20 Motomachi Rouge

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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:36



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:

Motomachi Rouge is bright red ink. It was difficult to match the color but I believe it's quite ok now. The ink flows well but the color isn't that thrilling to me.





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Tomoe River, Kaweco Sport Classic, B












Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B











Ciak, Kaweco Sport Classic, B





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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:55

Congratulations on completing the set! :-) A fantastic resource for people seeking out beautiful inks, that are in a class of their own.

Now for the Kobe Nagasawa limited editions...........?

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 15:41


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 18:14

I have edited all 52 reviews to include the finished index/TOC.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 18:21

This is one of my favourite kobe inks.  There is a gold sheen that is very pretty, and it mixes well with other inks also.  :)  Thanks for the great review!

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 21:17

@dcroe05 - thank you :)

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 22:46

It's so cute!  Thank you for doing this!  There are several I was uncertain about that your reviews have convinced me to try. :)

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:30

Thank you Vis, these are a lot of work. I appreciate your efforts!

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:37

Amazing set of reviews, and a tribute to your acumen and diligence! Well done!

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:02

I thought the fun is over but no, it isn't. Nagasawa-Kobe has just introduced two new inks - no. 53 (Kitano Pearl Grey?) and no. 54.(Goshikiyama Ochre).

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 18:37

Full line comparison is ready

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 21:37

For some reason this ink has been missed off of the Index of Ink Reviews. The Sailor Kobe section goes from #19 to #21


I quite like it. It's a very bright red.  :)

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 21:43

Terrific job, as usual!

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