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Maruzen Athena Eternal Blue

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#21 visvamitra

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 20:14

Yes, some misdirected people call Japan the Land of Rising Sun but here, on FPN, we know hidddent truth. japan is thr Country of Unobtainable Inks.

 

And, after using the rest of the sample drom Todd today I must admit this ink grew on me. I enjoy it quite a bit. And, guess what, it's unobtainable :/



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 18:21

I wonder how this compares to usagiya Setouchi marine blue?

Was totally thinking the same thing! However, this ink seems to have more belaying green than Setouchi.


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#23 inkstainedruth

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 21:16

Love the shading, but the color doesn't wow me.  

Thanks for the review, though -- this is one I can pass on.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 20:43

The color of Eternal Blue indeed is dependent on the nib. From my Pilot CH 91 SF, this ink almost looks like a blue-black version of Yama-dori. But from my Parker 21 F, it's definitely a lot more blue than green or black. In both pens, the ink behaves excellently. I am going to enjoy this ink a lot!



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:52

Yes, some misdirected people call Japan the Land of Rising Sun but here, on FPN, we know hidddent truth. japan is thr Country of Unobtainable Inks.

 

And, after using the rest of the sample drom Todd today I must admit this ink grew on me. I enjoy it quite a bit. And, guess what, it's unobtainable :/

 

And YET, less than a year later Atsu has obtained a bottle & offering it for sale on his current Ebay auction under "21tgif!"  



#26 saskia_madding

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 15:08

Sorry, what?  This ink isn't being made anymore?  I had no idea!



#27 ManofKent

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 15:37

I like that. Shame it's limited availability.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:42

I am not sure if it's unobtainable, or it's just on a limited release cycle.

 

IIRC there was a chat for Bungbox ink release cycle within a year, couple of ink re-release every season, maybe Maruzen is doing the same thing.



#29 saskia_madding

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 15:31

I know they are often sold out, but after a long wait they have always restocked in the past.  



#30 Tinjapan

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:24

Vis, you are welcome. For some reason, I rarely check the Ink Review Forum and am just now seeing this.

Eternal Blue is not a LE ink, but with the recent Sailor ink crazy, it is often sold out. It is a lovely ink. My LE Maruzen Pilot Best Urushi pen from this year's pen event is inked with it. Great combo.





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