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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 17:24

In 1911, Mr. Kyugoro Sakata, an engineer from Hiroshima in Japan, was introduced to the fountain pen. Mr. Sakata was so intrigued by the design and function of the pen he decided to begin a company to craft the finest writing instruments in the world. In honor of his British friend, he chose to name the company Sailor Pen.

 

 

The Sailor Pen Company has maintained this heritage of quality and technical perfection over the years. Apart from offering very well made pens, the company has employed an ink master - pure genius who's managed to create greates fountain pen inks ever (it's my opinion not validated by research but shared by many of us). I would guess that during the years Sailor created approximately 600-800 inks (most of them under other names). 

 

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One of internatioonally available line of Sailor inks is Sailor Jentle line. At the moment we have two of them. The new one reintroduces colors that were missed by hundreds of geeks. I'vwe bought full line of new Jentle inks and I'll review them all in following weeks. The inks are:

 

  1. Chu-shu
  2. Fuji-musume
  3. Irori
  4. Kin-mokusei
  5. Rikyu-cha
  6. Sakura-mori
  7. Waka-uguisu
  8. Yuki-akari

Today I'll say few words about the tink I enjot due to its freshness

 

 

Waka-uguisu

 

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It's nice and fresh shade of yellow-green. I call these colors Zen colors because they work on me in a good way. There's some shading to it but it's not potent. The ink behaves pretty well on most papers although some feathering may be experienced on cheap copy paper.

 

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Color ID

 

 

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Color range

 

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

 

 

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

 

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Kokuyo Campus Myo, TWSBI 580, stub 1,1

 

 

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No-name notebook, TWSBI 580, stub 1,1

 

 

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Rhodia, TWSBI 580, stub 1,1

 

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Lyreco, Lamy Al-Star, broad nib

 

 

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Water resistance

 

 

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Edited by visvamitra, 21 November 2016 - 17:27.


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#2 Lgsoltek

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 17:42

So many murky yellow green out there, this one doesn't really stand out.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 17:43

I have a problem with these inks - I expected something different. I prefer the colours shown in Lgsoltek's reviews. Waka-Uquisu seemed to be more saturated and leaning towards yellow, while Rikyu-Cha... well, I don't want to be the grumpy one, but I would like it more if it wasn't that green. I really liked your Rikyu-Cha review, it was very entertaining :) The colour itself disappointed me a bit. I have some awful connotations when I look at it, but I don't want to discourage anyone!

Waga-Uguisu, on the other hand, is too faint to my taste. 

 

I am very curious about Kin-Mokusei. It looks like a perfect orange ink and I really don't it to be a letdown!


Edited by Old_Inkyhand, 21 November 2016 - 17:43.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 18:04

Kin-mokusei is the best orange EVER, I swear.  Let us know how you feel about it once you get it.  :D

 

Thanks for the review!  I've always been curious about this ink.  



#5 visvamitra

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 18:09

Well I'll post Kin-mousei review this weekend (some photos need to be done) but to be honest I don't know why people are so thrilled by it. I like orange inks but Kin-Mokusei wouldn't even do to my TOP 5. It's good ink but it just doesn't engage me in a way I expect :)



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 18:41

Kin-mokusei is the best orange EVER, I swear. 

Yay!

 

 

Well I'll post Kin-mousei review this weekend (some photos need to be done) but to be honest I don't know why people are so thrilled by it. I like orange inks but Kin-Mokusei wouldn't even do to my TOP 5. It's good ink but it just doesn't engage me in a way I expect :)

WHYYY  :bawl:

Seriously, I like orange, but I can't find an orange ink that suits me. Most of them are reddish, while I seek something more yellow. Something like L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or, but darker and with nice shading.

Orange Indien (maybe I have a bad batch) is dusty and watery, L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or is too yellow and doesn't shade at all, Yu Yake doesn't have the right shade (too red), Diamine Blaze Orange looks good on Goulet Pens' swab but worse elsewhere, etc., etc. I am so picky that I couldn't find anything better than the Kin-mokusei shown in Lgsoltek's review. Now I'll be waiting impatiently for your review!


Edited by Old_Inkyhand, 21 November 2016 - 18:41.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 18:54

I'll be interested to see why it doesn't engage you, once the review goes up.  I love it.  Not too red, with a silver sheen ... what's no to love?  :)



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 19:41

Yay!

 

 

WHYYY  :bawl:

Seriously, I like orange, but I can't find an orange ink that suits me. Most of them are reddish, while I seek something more yellow. Something like L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or, but darker and with nice shading.

Orange Indien (maybe I have a bad batch) is dusty and watery, L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or is too yellow and doesn't shade at all, Yu Yake doesn't have the right shade (too red), Diamine Blaze Orange looks good on Goulet Pens' swab but worse elsewhere, etc., etc. I am so picky that I couldn't find anything better than the Kin-mokusei shown in Lgsoltek's review. Now I'll be waiting impatiently for your review!

 

 

I think Kin-mokusei will suit you!



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 19:51

 

I think Kin-mokusei will suit you!

Thank you! In your photos it looks really nice. I love Sailor inks, so it would be great to have another good one. 

 

It was not my intention, but Kin-mokusei hijacked this thread ;) 


Edited by Old_Inkyhand, 21 November 2016 - 19:52.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 20:22

Yes, I think Kin-mokusei will suit you :) For me it's too delicate. I prefer oranges like Iroshizuku Yu'yake, KWZI Monarch, Caran d'Ache Electric Orange, Diamine Pumpkin.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 20:40

KWZI Monarch is also on my wishlist :) I like Cult Pens Deep Dark Orange and KWZ Flame as well, but they are a bit like a different colour for me. When I think 'orange' I see a fruit and I can't get that picture out of my mind! 

 

I like to use A4 notebooks and I usually have too little time to switch inks, so I often find myself staring at a big page full of monochromatic notes. My eyes hurt when I look at those written with Orange Indien ;) I have no problem with Sunset Yellow, though, so I believe a yellower ink may be better for me. 



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 20:48

 
I like to use A4 notebooks and I usually have too little time to switch inks, so I often find myself staring at a big page full of monochromatic notes. My eyes hurt when I look at those written with Orange Indien ;) I have no problem with Sunset Yellow, though, so I believe a yellower ink may be better for me.

Do you mean something like this or is it still too orangey?

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 20:53

Do you mean something like this or is it still too orangey?

 

This one looks good, a bit like L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or, which I have been able to try thanks to Visvamitra. My problem with Bouton d'Or was the lack of shading. Does this ink shade?

 

I love Sunset Yellow by Robert Oster, as I mentioned. It causes some nib crud in my Targa, but I love it anyway.

 

By the way, what does NG stand for? National Geographic?



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 21:02

This one looks good, a bit like L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or, which I have been able to try thanks to Visvamitra. My problem with Bouton d'Or was the lack of shading. Does this ink shade?
 
I love Sunset Yellow by Robert Oster, as I mentioned. It causes some nib crud in my Targa, but I love it anyway.
 
By the way, what does NG stand for? National Geographic?


It has some shading, but not a significant amount.

Ng is the name of the person who commissioned Robert Oster to create this colour. He has given permission for it to be sold by Oster stockists.

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 21:27

Meanwhile vaguely on topic, I'm glad to see more yellow-greens as I prefer them to the blue or brown-leaning shades.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 21:43

It has some shading, but not a significant amount.

Ng is the name of the person who commissioned Robert Oster to create this colour. He has given permission for it to be sold by Oster stockists.

Thank you very much, you've been very helpful. 

 

 

Meanwhile vaguely on topic, I'm glad to see more yellow-greens as I prefer them to the blue or brown-leaning shades.

I'll second that. While I do enjoy dark teal inks, I am not a fan of blue-leaning greens. I find them... weird, maybe because most of the shades can be very rarely found in nature. 



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 22:32

Yay!

 

 

WHYYY  :bawl:

Seriously, I like orange, but I can't find an orange ink that suits me. Most of them are reddish, while I seek something more yellow. Something like L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or, but darker and with nice shading.

Orange Indien (maybe I have a bad batch) is dusty and watery, L'Artisan Pastellier Bouton d'Or is too yellow and doesn't shade at all, Yu Yake doesn't have the right shade (too red), Diamine Blaze Orange looks good on Goulet Pens' swab but worse elsewhere, etc., etc. I am so picky that I couldn't find anything better than the Kin-mokusei shown in Lgsoltek's review. Now I'll be waiting impatiently for your review!

 

Have you looked at Edelstein Mandarin? To me it is just the right shade of orange, a true orange. Bright and not subdued, but not too red either.


 


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 05:23

^^ inkyhand

Have you tried MB Golden Yellow? It's a light orange, similar to the Oster migo posted, a bit lighter and a bit yellower but definitely what I'd consider an 'orange', not a 'yellow'. Shades very nicely, even on Strathmore sketch, but not on the cheapest paper. Lovely gold sheen, which for once I don't find objectionable as it's quite appropriate for the ink color.


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 06:35

 
Have you looked at Edelstein Mandarin? To me it is just the right shade of orange, a true orange. Bright and not subdued, but not too red either.

Thanks! I haven't tried it yet, but I would like to. I must get a sample. It actually looks very different depending on a photo and a pen. I have seen it once on Goulets' page and was slightly discouraged by its paleness. However a few different reviews prove the opposite. I'll find out.

Chromantic, I bought Robert Oster Sunset Yellow instead of MB Golden Yellow, because there were these SITB issues at that time. I have it in a very broad and wet nib and it is GORGEOUS. Thank you for your recommendation! I have become a big fan of Montblanc inks.

Edit: ROSi Sunset Yellow is what I'd call a National Geographic ink ;)

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:24

@Old_inkyhand - I find Edelstein Mandarin boring and pale. Here's a quick smartphone photo of two oranges - Lamy's Copper Orange above, Kin-mokusei below. My type of orange is Copper Orange. Kin-mokusei is just too "sweet" :) Better quality photos with white balance and staff will be posted tomorrow or on thursday in Kin-mokusei review :)

 

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