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    Sailor Sings The Blues

    I have a few Sailor inks and I am always gobsmacked by their excellent flow and behaviour. There was a thread a while ago about loyalty to ink brands, and Sailor has mine. Unfortunately, due to a conspiracy of geography of miserliness, none of the Sailor shop exclusive inks are within my possibility space. I've always liked the colour of Parker Quink Washable Blue when wet, and have recently discovered the less ephemeral Diamine Sargasso Sea (and its sheen!) Due to reports of staining, Sargasso Sea only inhabits my less expensive pens. I'm on a mission to find a well-behaved blue with similar saturation. Naturally I turned to Sailor. I've compared Nioi-Sumire from the Four Seasons line, bog-standard Jentle Blue, and it's cousin Jentle Blue-Black. I have a bottle of Sei-Boku, but I don't consider it as well-behaved as the Jentle inks. YMMV. Written comparisons on 1) no-name writing pad, 2) Tomoe River (sample graciously PIF'd by alc3261), and 3) Rhodia 80 gms (not 90 as incorrectly written). Enjoy!





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