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Taccia Hokusai Katsushika Sabimidori (Rust Green)

taccia green nakabayashi sailor

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 18:00

Someone requested a review of this ink since they saw that I had the Red Soil. This inspired me to get on with it, as I was very curious to see what kind of green it was. Rust green, what could that be?

 

This is a very interesting green. Some subtle shading, enhanced by the sheen. The latter is sometimes dark, contributing to the shading, making it quite dramatic. The sheen is definitely red, but often quite dark. The camera picks up the reflection, making it look pink. But it varies depending on light, ink concentration on the paper, and the paper itself. Sometimes the sheen appeared very metallic, making the writing look like graphite pencil.

 

The green is a somewhat neutral bluish-green. It is not bright, but it is well colored. I was a bit worried that it would be a green that I disliked, but that is not the case at all. It's a very pleasant green. It is not a murky swamp green that many people, myself included, really like. This definitely leans very blue as you can see in the backlit photo. When I first looked at the ink, in the evening, I thought maybe a mistake had been made and I was sent the wrong ink. The writing at night looking like a graphite blue if there would be such a thing. It's quite blue when wet, then turning to the green when dry.

 

To me this is a very unique green. Maybe it isn't and I'll learn something. But a reasonable price for a Sailor ink these days. It is $0.50/ml ($20 for 40 ml bottle). The Kobe inks are $30 for 50 ml ($0.60/ml), the Sailor Ink Studio are $18 for 20 ml ($0.90/ml), the new Sailor Four Seasons and Shikiori inks are $15 for 20 ml ($0.75/ml).

 

On Mohawk via Linen, a high quality, somewhat absorbent paper:

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On Tomoe River paper:

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Shiny sheen:

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Nice box!

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Back

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Nice bottle!

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Is this a blue ink? Not really.

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#2 langere

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 18:18

I love the package!  yes, this is very much a bluish-green. Reminds me of Noodler's Legal Lapis, though that ink is lighter than  Rust Green.

 

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 20:24

Thanks for the review.....

It reminds of Diamine's November rain....



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:45

Love the ink, love the packaging. As soon as I saw the Hokusai set, they were a day-one purchase for me.

#5 cleosmama

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 05:35

I have this color and love, love, love it. 



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 18:33

It's a fantastic ink. I'll be inking it up again soon. 



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 02:20

Thank you for the review.  I like it very much.  I've never seen it sheen the rust you show, but then I usually write in F or EF.  I have some regular M. pens...you've inspired me to try it in one of those. 

It is definitely green, though it looks quite bright blue in the bottle and when wet.  It's not murky but has a smokey feel to it.
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:41

Glad you are enjoying it! Sheen is typically paper-dependent, absorbent papers need to apply. Light and angle of viewing are factors too. But yes, it's still strange to me how blue it looks in the bottle. I like the term "smokey", and apt description.



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:33

WOW that is a heck of a sheen. Thank you for sharing!


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:59

Only the camera sees it that way, but it sheens in very mysterious ways. Very light dependent.







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