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Ink For Uroshi Kuro-Tamenuri


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I have treated myself to my first-ever uroshi pen, a Nakaya from nibs.com with the kuro-tamenuri finish (black over red). I haven't received the pen yet, so I won't make any final decisions until I see it in person, but I'm pondering inks that would suit the pen. My ideas so far:

 

Black (I have some Iroshizuku Take-Sumi)

Dark Brown (I have Iroshizuku Yama-Guri, and I'm also looking at the Maruzen Sepia available from Nanami paper)

Dark Red (Sailor Oku-Yama, Diamine Oxblood, ?)

 

I don't need it to be matchy-matchy but I want it to harmonize with the pen. I don't want to match the red of the undercoat since I don't write with bright red very often.

 

Any thoughts?

 

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Is the finish glossy or matte? I think that unless you want to limit yourself to blacks and dark reds, (Diamine Oxblood springs to mind, So does the DeepDarkDiamine series from Cult Pens) you might just want to stick with saturated colours.

Pick Pelikan Tanzanite over J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe for example.

 

Or maybe you might find that you prefer high shading inks to complement the black to red colour change in your pens finish. Either way you are going to have a blast when that pens arrives.

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I've got a Nakaya in that finish (a Portable Writer), and I wanted a dark, not quite black, brown ink for it, inspired by dark brown ink ethernautrix often talks about (Noodler's Walnut? Schreibtinte something-or-other?...). At any rate, I tried a mess of 'em: including Hiroshizuku Yama Guri, Diamine Chocolate, and Diamine Macassar, which I settled on. This far, it's the only ink I've used in my Nakaka, which I've had now for eight months. Here are a couple of pics of the pen taken when I got it:

 

http://i.imgur.com/PtypgOV.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/EyDDMN0.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/31zWZ8y.jpg

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Diamine Macassar, eh? I will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion! That is a beautiful pen.

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@annettefhorn -- thanks for the compliment! :)

 

I've never tried any De Atramentis inks and don't use Noodlers so can't comment on either of those. Don't forget that Goulet's sells "sample packages" of given inks, which is a good way to try several inks of the same / a similar color. There's even a dark brown package…

Écrire c’est tenter de savoir ce qu’on écrirait si on écrivait. – M. Duras

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Noodler's Red Black.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm also looking at the Maruzen Sepia available from Nanami paper)

 

 

Nanami Paper is out of stock of the Maruzen Athena Sepia. I wanted that myself, and asked the shopowner about when he would restock, and he said that he came across that ink when he was last in Japan, and he believes it isn't available any longer, but he'll try to track some down when he goes back.

 

At any rate, it was produced for Maruzen by Sailor, most likely. And Sailor has the Jentle Doyou dark brown currently for sale...it looks similar to my eye. I'll second Yama Guri if you decide on that. That's an awesome sepia color...love it.

 

Diamine Rustic Brown has quite a bit of red in it. Could work.

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It's here! I decided to start with the Iroshizuku Yama-Guri because it was an ink I had already.

 

Some pics using the pen and ink combo on Rhodia paper, with a Lamy Al-Star for size comparison. I ordered the Dorsal Fin v1 and it's a pretty big pen.

 

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