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Kobe #65 Shinjuku Jet Black

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#1 jandrese


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 15:47

Recently purchased a sample of this ink from Vanness. Looks like I will be needing more of this Kobe #65 Shinjuku Jet Black.


It's a very well behaved dark black ink with a hint of blue. 


Excellent flow, generous without gushing

No feathering

Some show through 

Good lubrication

No troubles with ignition

Modest water resistance but I reckon not permanent. 


A highly useable, yet, interesting black ink for daily use and joy. Won't let you down and provides a bit of sheen plus a hint of blue for a richer experience.


Can see it compared to Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi, which is another black ink with something extra. Paper is Tomoe River. The red ink is Taccia Aka that itself is an amazing ink.


32470657987_fb1d31cdf2_k.jpgtakesumi shinjuku comparison by Ja Ja, on Flickr


47412745971_9756dfa486_b.jpgshinjuku chroma by Ja Ja, on Flickr

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 15:53

Thank you so much for your review!  I will definitely keep this one in mind next time I need a black ink. 

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#3 Tas


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 19:37

Ooo, I like my black inks. This looks lovely in the chroma . . .
Thank you

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 02:35

I've been wondering about this ink for a while.  I love good black inks.  This looks wonderful.


I've found Kobe inks to be excellent.


I love Take-Sumi, which also has a nice blue to it.  That's a good comparison.


Thank you for posting your experience!

Edited by Mongoosey, 24 March 2019 - 02:36.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 15:29

Very nice indeed.  I do brush calligraphy and prefer the sumi inks that are blue-leaning blacks--the ones made from pine soot, as opposed to vegetable soot.  This ink reminds me visually of those.  

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