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Sailor Bungbox Nostalgia

bungbox brown golden sailor

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 21:03

Well here is my review for the Sailor Bungbox Nostalgia ink. I'd gotten this last year when these were readily available. Sometimes you can find them at Vanness Pen Shop web site, currently priced at $43 a bottle. If you are in Japan, or traveling there, you can shop at the Bungbox store itself.

 

The usual papers MvL=Mohawk via Linen, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, TR=Tomoe River.

 


The ink is not waterfast or resistant at all. It's not supposed to be, but thought I'd mention it.

 

In the range of brown inks I own, this one is unusual. By that I mean it doesn't match color-wise anything else I have. Of course I don't have every ink, so it may well be similar to something else. The ink is perfectly nice, but pricey. After a couple weeks in the pen the ink did darken up somewhat since more water evaporated. It's nice either way.

 

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#2 GardenWeasel

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 22:01

Great review and a gorgeous color!
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 00:01

An excellent review of an excellent ink.  I am glad I was able to purchase this ink when Vanness first made them available to the US market.  It is always a pleasure to fill a pen with this ink.



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:04

Nice review. Not really my favorite type of brown but interesting due to the green in it. 43 bucks a bottle sounds pretty chunky but then you don't have to worry about customs (which I do). Among the immortals I guess only Vuitton (also 50 ml) is pricier ($52) ? Hieronymus is IMO not immortal.

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 20:48

Awful color. Reminds me too much of Noodler's Kiowa Pecan, another brown I thoroughly despise. 

No regrets bypassing this ink several times last year.


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#6 mmg122

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:12

Thanks for another excellent review, Lotus! This is one of my favorite BungBox colors. I'm a big fan of Browns...especially with a wide nib. Glad I was able to get all my favorite BB colors before the price increase. $43./bottle is getting pretty steep, IMO.

#7 DrDebG

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:32

Great review!

While I like some browns, this isn't one of them.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:39

Great review! This is my favorite ink to doodle with.





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