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Sailor Kingdom Note Dorcus Hopei Binodulosus

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 19:26

Dorcus hopei binodulosus = Japanese Stag Beetle 

 

I thought I'd reviewed this ink a long time ago, but I never did. So here it is now.

 

This ink is for lovers of black inks. It is one very seductive bug. In a number of Asian countries these creatures are kept as pets. However they only live for four months as a beetle: their larval stage lasts about a year. 

 

This is a black with good shading. On TR is has amazing green sheen, especially when wet. I'm very happy I have a bottle of this. It seems like there could be some water resistance, but as always take care in that regard. The color ink droplet is amazing.

 

Pen: Edison Premiere (M-steel)

Papers: MvL=Mohawk via Linen, TR=Tomoe River, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, Rhodia=Rhodia 90g ivory.

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The writing sample on MvL is from this article at NCBI.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC4022812/

 
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Not really showing the shading... but looks nice anyway.
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This poem is from the website of the American Poetry Review, you can read the full poem at this link. http://aprweb.org/po...-did-not-happen
 
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#2 migo984

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 21:43

Thank you for your interesting review. It's reminded me to fill up a pen with this ink again. I shouldn't keep over-looking it as it is indeed a very good ink. A beguiling black; your colour drop looks just like the carapace (not sure that's the correct terminology) of a stag beetle in sunshine.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 22:24

Thanks migo!



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 22:44

Undecided about this one. Your review makes me want to try it (grrr) but others I've seen show it as a plain old black. Hmm.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 00:34

Well it's definitely black, not grey. It's close to Kyo-no-oto 01 Nureba-iro, not quite as black as that ink. When I wiped the ink for the dry times test, the inks are similar. The Dorcus is faster drying. It looks darker than Kiwa-guro by a little bit. Typical Sailor flow and lubrication. It's also similar to Sailor Bungbox Shogun Armor Black, but it has better shading than that ink, and perhaps a bit cooler.

 

I know when I dropped water over it I did get some of the colors separating out, the purple or the yellow. My image didn't really capture that as it's really subtle.

 

Not sure if my additional comments are useful.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:28

Well it's definitely black, not grey. It's close to Kyo-no-oto 01 Nureba-iro, not quite as black as that ink. When I wiped the ink for the dry times test, the inks are similar. The Dorcus is faster drying. It looks darker than Kiwa-guro by a little bit. Typical Sailor flow and lubrication. It's also similar to Sailor Bungbox Shogun Armor Black, but it has better shading than that ink, and perhaps a bit cooler.

 

I know when I dropped water over it I did get some of the colors separating out, the purple or the yellow. My image didn't really capture that as it's really subtle.

 

Not sure if my additional comments are useful.

 

Thank you white_lotus.

Taking time to help someone, anyone, is always useful  :)



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 23:15

Thank you.  I have been looking at this one.  I enjoy cool washes and this one seems like it would be the perfect black for washes.


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