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Sailor - Sou Boku - Mini Review And Comparison With Sei Boku

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#21 Tas

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:47

[Sigh]

I have been very happily using only one blue-black ink for years (Rohrer & Klingner Salix), but have also been coveting one other (Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite) for several years.
At Christmas I decided to treat myself to a bottle of the Tanzanite, in order to finally be rid of the nagging craving.

 

Within a month of doing so, I have found this thread, and now I find that I am coveting Sou Boku  :( 

 

I suppose it simply must be the case that the number of inks that one has in one’s possession is doomed to always be ‘n-1’, where ‘n’ is the number with which one would feel satisfied/sated.

:doh:  :rolleyes:

"Possession is nothing. But absence has breath"

(You must get a bottle of Sou Boku though) :wub:



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#22 A Smug Dill

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:53

"Possession is nothing. But absence has breath"

 
Possession is a very real phenomenon!  :yikes: 
 

(You must get a bottle of Sou Boku though)


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 23:08

Great review! Just a few weeks ago I dived in the deep end of the Sailor ink pool and bought six 😳 bottles of seiboku. Ive finally found my perfect journal ink to match my Pilot 823. The shading is gorgeous on HP Premium 32 pound laser paper. I purchased a bottle each of souboku and kiwagro and like them too, just not as much as the seiboku.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 03:10

Great review! Just a few weeks ago I dived in the deep end of the Sailor ink pool and bought six bottles of seiboku. Ive finally found my perfect journal ink to match my Pilot 823. The shading is gorgeous on HP Premium 32 pound laser paper. I purchased a bottle each of souboku and kiwagro and like them too, just not as much as the seiboku.

 

Six Bottles?  Wow!  I assume that might take a while to work through, but another nice thing about Japanese inks is that they don't have those pesky EU environmental rules:  +1 for phenol to keep the crud away :-)



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:44

Six Bottles?  Wow!  I assume that might take a while to work through,

 

 

In retrospect, especially now that we know Rakuten Global Market is closing, I wish I bought more than my four bottles (one of which was already given away a 18 months ago as a Christmas present, which I suspect has never been used since, to the one and only fountain pen user outside of my wife in my 'immediate' family).


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 11:20

 

 

In retrospect, especially now that we know Rakuten Global Market is closing, I wish I bought more than my four bottles (one of which was already given away a 18 months ago as a Christmas present, which I suspect has never been used since, to the one and only fountain pen user outside of my wife in my 'immediate' family).

Quite a few sellers will still proceed it outside rakuten. Also LCDC with a 20% coupon is quite close in price.



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Posted 31 May 2020 - 12:40

Great comparison of Sou Boku and Sei Boku and review!  I've been debating which one to get to add to my daily writer water resistant inks of Salix and Registrar's.  I like the more blue Sei Boku to compliment the blue-black Salix and Registrar's.


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 15:13

Quite a few sellers will still proceed it outside rakuten. Also LCDC with a 20% coupon is quite close in price.


Buying a 50ml bottle of Sailor souboku ink today, ex VAT and with a 20% discount, works out to ¥1,900 (not including delivery, but of course I usually buy enough per order to qualify for free delivery).

Buying the same item from YouStyle on Rakuten Ichiba today would be ¥1,302 inclusive of Japan's domestic consumption tax and before any applicable discounts (not including delivery); I used to always buy when there was this promotion campaign or that which delivered a ≥10% discount. It's the delivery charges to Australia that really kills the bargain factor; even so, the marginal shipping cost (of adding a bottle of ink, at approximately 220g, to a parcel sent by EMS) is ¥400. So, buying from Rakuten would still be 10%-15% cheaper, after Japan Post EMS charges are taken into account, then buying from LCdC with 20% discount and free delivery; in both cases I would have to be buying other stuff already as well.

But I suppose (no sarcasm intended) that is, as you say, quite close, so thank you for pointing that out and I'll keep that in mind!
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