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Sailor Rikyu Cha - Compact Review



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Do you like it?

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I HATE IT!!... Is the worst ink in the WORLD!!.... All that brown murkiness.. and copper sheen.... UGH!!!!....

 

 

 

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One of my favorites!

 

I have always a pen loaded with this ink.

It has some shading and it has some sheen and,

one of the interesting things is the color change, when wet it is really green, and with drying it gets more brownish.

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I HATE IT!!... Is the worst ink in the WORLD!!.... All that brown murkiness.. and copper sheen.... UGH!!!!....

 

 

 

:lol:

 

Shhh. I didn't ask you. :rolleyes:

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One of my favorites!

 

I have always a pen loaded with this ink.

It has some shading and it has some sheen and,

one of the interesting things is the color change, when wet it is really green, and with drying it gets more brownish.

 

Yippee !

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One of my favorites!

 

I have always a pen loaded with this ink.

It has some shading and it has some sheen and,

one of the interesting things is the color change, when wet it is really green, and with drying it gets more brownish.

 

One of my favorites as well. The color change, sheen and overall strange behavior is mesmerizing.

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Is it correct to interpret your chromatography result to infer that this ink has basically no water resistance? I see no dark line at the bottom.

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Several of you love this ink. I've only used it in a Pelikan 400, with oblique medium nib. My observant 5 year old granddaughter saw it written on Tomoe paper and said, "I like your brown ink, Poppa." That is what it looks like, dark brown. It also seems to write a wider line than other inks in that pen. What and why am I, and my granddaughter, missing?

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I do not think you are missing something. If you look at the swatch, you can see places where I also would call it brown. It is one of the interesting behaviors of this ink. :-)

Paper can have a big influence on perceived color.

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I categorized this among my browns when organizing my swatch cards, so I think you (and your granddaughter) are not inaccurate with that description. However, as mentioned, the ink is known for displaying some color-shifting properties. Based on personal experience, I think it looks very green when wet, and only takes on its brown appearance upon drying. I also think there may be a correlation between how absorbent your paper is and the ultimate appearance of the ink--I'd say the less absorbent (like TR), the browner the final color. That's just based on the few types of paper I remember last using the ink with, though. On top of that, the coppery sheen (usually visible on TR) contributes to a browner appearance, as it tends to obscure the green tones of the actual ink underneath.

 

By the way, I've actually had the opposite reaction from a friend who borrowed a pen inked with Rikyu-Cha. Her first reaction was "this is a pretty green!"

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It's the sheen that makes it more brown, doesn't it? Just as the strong copper sheen of Tokiwa Matsu makes the ink more brown as opposed to the dark olive green base. The more ink/more sheen, the more brown it looks. Thin layers without sheen look green. Tomoe River and other less absorben paper like ClaireFintaine increase the amount of sheen and thickness of the ink layer that does not get absorbed.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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I don't know if it's "just" the sheen, as it can appear brown without any sheen (that is to say, it looks brown regardless of viewing angle, without "shiny" reflections of light, and with actual sheening areas clearly distinguishable). But perhaps the same component that causes the sheen gives it the brownish appearance. I'm looking at RC on copy paper, Mnemosyne, and TR side-by-side. The copy paper shows green color with no sheen, the Mnemosyne shows brown color with copper sheen, and the TR shows green color with copper sheen. That's what I see, at least.

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