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Iroshizuku - Fuyu-Gaki (Winter Persimmon) - Crv - Group Review - 2015-01


Lou Erickson
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You make me want to run out and purchase Fuyu-Gaki NOW! Wait, I already have a smaller bottle. Thank You, what a way to wake up a day. :thumbup:

Ea Alis Volat Propiis, per/Repletus Fontis Calamus!
She Flies by Her Own Wings, with filled Fountain Pen

 

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I have a bottle of this on order due to arrive in early march and I have to say looking at the images makes my mouth water....

Many thanks for the great images :)

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Introduction


Hello again folks.


Once again it's an image heavy post but in my opinion the more detailed the pictures the better. Now I don't have a scanner, but I do have a reasonable camera. I've decided to move to the Rhodia 'Ice' grid pads for the next tests after these, I find my handwriting improves more on the grids than the dots. Thumbnail images are 1024 along the long edge and all images are links to full resolution images so click away, it's worth it.


Important Notes


1) Feathering... The art pad seems to feather in a number of odd locations with all the inks in flex nibs, I'll have to put that down to the nibs tearing some fibres or similar.


2) Cleaning... It looks like I was pre-emptive in my written comment. It appeared to clean out ok on first flushes but then it lingered in all pens requiring some sitting, flushing etc and even then towards the end there was still some bright orange residue still exiting in to the flush water. I would upgrade it to medium/annoying but not hard/stubborn/frustrating/


3) As always, my apologies for the few spelling/writing mistakes, I need to slow down more. Or drink less caffeine. It's improving!


So... Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki. It's a rather unique ink and deserves it's name. Being an unusual pinky peachy pastel colour in drier nibs but a darker very saturated reddy orange in wet nibs. It's one of those that I can't decide on but I'm erring on the side of 'might use it once in a while, maybe'. I originally picked it up along with my order of the Edison Collier in Winter Persimmon finish, yes I'm that basic, the names were the same so why the hell not :) Will I buy another bottle when this one is empty... no, I don't think so as there are other oranges/reds that fit my preference and the pinky side is not something I use regularly.


This months ink name music related song: Persimmon Song - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.



Pens Used

Pilot/Namiki Falcon (Metal) - 14k Soft Extra Fine

Lamy Safari - Steel Medium

Pelikan M320 - 14C Medium

TWSBI 540 - Steel Broad Buttline Stub with Angel Wings (Pendleton Brown)

Edison Collier - Steel 1.3mm Stub (Tyler Dahl)


Paper Used

Rhodia Dotpad - 80gsm

Rhodia No 12 Grid - 80gsm

Rhodia R - 90gsm

Clairefontaine Clothbound A5 Grid - 90gsm

Opus Essential Paperback Sketchbook - 128gsm


Onto the writing samples and photos:


Written Summary of the first photo


Colour: Vibrant to chalky peacy/orangy/red (unique eh!)

Shading: Almost None

Flow: Medium

Saturation: High

Cleaning: Easy (see note above about my adjustment to this)

Staining: None

Feathering/Bleedthough: None / Some in wet/flex nibs

Drying time: 15-30 seconds

Waterproofness: [see test sheets] (ergo none)

Most preferred test combo: Lamy Safari

Least preferred test combo: Pelikan M320

Personal Opinion: It's definitely unique! Originally purchased alongside the "Persimmon" finish Edison Collier. Not amazed but not disgusted. Don't think Ill buy a second bottle.


Overview - Rhodia Dotpad / Lamy Safari



Water Resistance Before



Water Resistance after 60 second soak



Art Pad Doodle Page



Sample Page 1 - Rhodia Dotpad



Sample Page 1 - Rhodia Dotpad - Comparison with Yu-Yake



Sample Page 2 - Rhodia R



Sample Page 2 - Rhodia Dotpad - Comparison with Yu-Yake



Combo Shot



Full Page Sample - Clarefontaine Grid - Pilot/Namiki Falcon 14K Soft Extra Fine



Full Page Sample - Clarefontaine Grid - Lamy Safari & Pelikan M320



Full Page Sample - Clarefontaine Graph - TWSBI 540 & Edison Collier



Closeup - Rhodia Dotpad - Pilot/Namiki Falcon



Closeup - Rhodia Dotpad - Lamy Safari



Closeup - Rhodia Dotpad - Pelikan M320



Closeup - Rhodia Dotpad - TWSBI 540



Closeup - Rhodia Dotpad - Edison Collier



Arty Shot - Rhodia Dotpad



Art Pad Doodle Arty Closeup Shot



Equipment Overview



Bottle and TWSBI 540



Bottle from the rear



Bottle from the front



TWSBI 540 filled with persimmon juice and hiding a ghost persimmon...



Ink on nibs



Is it the great red spot of Jupiter? No... it's the inner whirlings of Fuyu-gaki!


"...using a fountain pen should feel like riding a unicorn through a field of cupcakes during a rainstorm of scotch while eating bacon" - Dan Smith

"Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on" - Billy Connolly

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All I can say is, "wow!" What an amazing set of reviews and comparisons. Thank you so much for taking the time to share them with us!

 

I just cleaned the Fuyu-gaki out of the TWSBI Diamond 580AL I used to test with; it looks great in the demonstrator. (I then immediately loaded it with next month's ink, another pinky/red color... which also looks great.)

 

Thank you for posting these! They're great!

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Lou Erickson - Handwritten Blog Posts

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I especially like the ghost.

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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Holy cheeseballs GSteer, phenomenal review and thank you especially for the comparison between Fuyu -Gaki and Yu-yake.

 

I am also very jealous of your Nock case, that color combo is sold out on their site. :)

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2015-Inklings/2015-Ink_0281.jpg

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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