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Sailor Kobe #19


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The Kobe series of inks is something I discovered a while ago when the amazing Sam_Capote ordered some using a forwarding service. It was super pricey and a pain in the butt to coordinate. But now, an extremely kind and professional person is selling them on ebay for a very reasonable price and super low shipping. So of course, I bought about 18 inks, and of course I've been supremely remiss in posting reviews.

 

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/Saskia_Madding/Ink%20reviews/Sailor/Kobe/DSC10558_zps134319c3.jpg

 

 

I cannot say enough good things about this ink. I love it! It is so interesting and unique among the inks I've tried previously.

 

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/Saskia_Madding/Ink%20reviews/Sailor/Kobe/DSC10560_zps5b1d7cea.jpg

 

I could ramble on about how well behaved it is, how it is a bit of a chameleon colour, seeming shifting in tone under the light, about how funky the shading is.

 

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/Saskia_Madding/Ink%20reviews/Sailor/Kobe/DSC10563_zpsc4c3a93d.jpg

 

 

But really, the best thing about this ink is the sheen. It's outlining of text only, but the key point is that it is SILVER.

 

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/Saskia_Madding/Ink%20reviews/Sailor/Kobe/DSC10561_zpsf395c43c.jpg

 

 

Please click through this picture and this picture, but make sure to enlarge it to it's original size (small magnifying glass in bottom right corner, *twice*).

 

 

This ink is an absolute WINNER.

 

Many more photos in my review album here.

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That is indeed an ink that appears (to my inexperienced eye) a rather unique colour. I like greens and this is a good one - thanks for the review :thumbup:

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Keeping a personal note of this one! I've never seen silver sheen on any ink before...that is really cool. :D Thanks for all your reviews! (I've been browsing through them, but this one was WOW enough to make me type a reply. Forgive my laziness...^^; )

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I've tried a lot of Kobe inks so far, and I think this one is my favourite. I know that's a bold statement, but it's true. :D In fact, my super picky, not at all fountain pen inclined friend was SO enamored by the combo of a TWSBI (M) and this ink, that she is going to buy them for herself and write with it all the time (she says).

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I am so sad. cool_japan just sold out of this color on eBay! :bawl:

 

I guess this is what you get when you wait to pick ALL the perfect colors before buying....

Sheen junkie, flex nib enthusiast, and all-around lover of fountain pens...

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I am so sad. cool_japan just sold out of this color on eBay! :bawl:

 

I guess this is what you get when you wait to pick ALL the perfect colors before buying....

 

He usually relists pretty quickly.

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Thanks for the tip~ As long as he's not permanently out of stock, I'll stick around in the background for a bit until I see that EF/F writing sample with #31. ^_~

Sheen junkie, flex nib enthusiast, and all-around lover of fountain pens...

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One of your favorites? I'm going to add this to my list of cool inks to buy.

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Given the subtle, gentle green that this is… safe to assume that water carries it right back off the page? If this has any degree of permanence, I'm in for a bunch.

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