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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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#2 DrPenfection

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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. 


Best always,

Deborah (aka DrPenfection)


#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



#4 Mongoosey

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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.


#5 ENewton

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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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