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  1. pgcauk

    Kyo No Oto #9

    Here's a little game! Only one is the named color but which one is it? Choose from (in alphabetical order!): Chu Shu - Sailor Jentle Keshimurasaki - Kyo no Oto Sakuranezumi - Kyo No Oto Scabiosa - Rohrer & Klingner Summer Storm - Robert Oster Sydney Lavender - Robert Oster Challenge question: Which is your favorite?!
  2. jandrese

    Kyo No Oto No. 1 Nurebairo

    Let's cut to the chase. This ink is so beautiful and interesting I want badly to love it and use it all the time. A rich deep black with amazing purple/metallic/bronze sheen. It's not black, it's dark blue, which is all the more beguiling. It helps my adoration. that my wife has asian hair that is exactly like this color, raven black. Problem is that this ink is a problem child. It dries in the nib faster than lightening and on some paper never dries. I'm left handed too making drying issue worse. When it dries it says put, which is great for a super saturated ink that sheens like this one, but dang. It works more or less in a wet writing pen like my Pilot 823 Amber with broad nib. The ability to seal the pen up also helps. I tried diluting the ink but as you can see below at 50% or 1:1 the magic is gone. Currently, I'm trying 10% or 9:1 with a tiny drop of glycerin. Jury is still out but even the dilution being 90% ink it seems the magic is mostly gone albeit it seems to behave in the pen, and on the paper, better. I wan to conquer this ink. Oh, nurebairo, why won't you love me as much as I love you? Paper chromatography. Yeah, not waterproof at all. And not black. Maybe it isn't all blue... There seems to be a little tan or yellow fringe.
  3. There's already a couple of great reviews, this is just a comparison with my other inks. It's my first not super saturated ink, which did surprise me, but I like it a lot, there's a calmness about it. It also the merit of getting along with a Parker Sonnet. Paper: HP laserjet 32 lbs. First row: Fuyu Gaki, Mandarin, Orange Indien, Rouge Hematite, Poppy Red. Second row: Ambre de Baltique, inti, Lie de Thé, Yama Guri, Verdigris. Third row: Chiku Rin, rehydrated old Penman Emerald, Vert Empire, Verde Muschiato, Ina Ho. Fourth row: Ama Iro, Kon Peki, Équinoxe 6, Souten, Tsuyu Kusa. Fifth row: Bleu Austral, Perle noire x 2, Ajisai, Asa Gao.
  4. A red-purple with some black sheen if there is a LOT of ink. The name means 'colour of red beans', and refers to the tradition of using red beans and rice as an essential part of Japanese religious ceremonies.
  5. The name means 'colour of mysterious beauty'; the beautiful, subtle light-green colour resembles the delicate colour of Celadon pottery.
  6. white_lotus

    Kyo No Oto Nureba-Iro

    A while back in May 2016 there was discussion of new inks from Japan from Kyoto. I'm not even sure of the name of the company, but the box has the letters TAG on it as practically the only English. Vanness now seems to carry these inks which will make them readily available to US ink lovers. The price is $28 for a 40ml bottle, so fairly expensive, but the dollar:yen exchange hasn't been as favorable to purchasing from Japan of late so higher prices are expected. Visvamitra did a very thorough review of this ink https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/308594-nurebairo-kyo-no-oto/?p=3629525 and Tas did a wonderful rambling with it for us https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/311574-ink-rambling-kyo-no-oto-nurebairo-no-01/?p=3675830 I'm not going to duplicate what they have so excellently said. I really like this rich black ink. I like black inks. The issue I had was nib dryout leading to hard starts after only a few seconds pause. Once writing, the ink flowed great. It could be the pen has issues that other inks obscure. The nib has never been tuned, so that could be the problem especially if others didn't experience the same problem. The ink is also a very slow drier. This won;'t be as much of a problem on more absorbent papers but on harder sized papers this will become evident. Pen: Pelikan M400 (F 14kt) Papers: MvL=Mohawk via Linen, TR=Tomoe River, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, Rhodia=Rhodia 90g ivory. Camera: iPhone 7 Not water resistant at all, but washes nicely with blue-black. The ink also comprises a blue dye and a small quantity of brownish dye that you can see at the edge of the ink droplet.





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