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Once again, Amberleadavis and the Inksters were up to excellent inky shenanigans with a recent PIF. I was a fortunate winner and today received a package with assorted inks and pens. Pen review TK, but I played with the inks as soon as I got them, so wanted to post my (very informal) review (which seems more fitting in the Co-Razy-Views section than elsewhere).

 

The assortment of inks is perfect for autumn.

 

My favorite color of the bunch is the Scribes' Ink Napa Red [Red Series—Merlot.] It is a really beautiful deep red. I've been looking for something like this to add to my collection. I hadn't heard of the maker and I can't find anything about this particular ink only. The ink itself smells like wine. Given that I'm not a big fan of scented inks and that I'm hesitant about the possible chemical reactions to something that may be wine-based, I'm unlikely to use this one in some pens. If anyone has additional info about these inks, please chime in! (And if you're itching to try it, send me a PM.)

 

The (Sailor) Onago-Iro "About to Leave" is a gorgeous, vibrant blue that sheens red (even on a cruddy envelope I tried it on). With the dip pen, a ton of sheen comes out. I think more of the blue will be apparent in a broader nib.

 

Noodler's Omaha Brown is likely the one I'll use most. I always love dark browns and this is a great, slightly reddish one. It reminds me the most of Waterman Havana Brown. I used up my bottle of that, though, and don't have any on hand to compare it to.

 

Noodler's Ottoman Azure. I'm not a huge fan of most blues. Not crazy about this one.

 

"Orange Indien" is how the sample vial on this one was marked. But J. Herbin Orange Indien doesn't have shimmer and this one definitely does. I'm not 100% sure what the ink is, but it is vibrant and beautiful and a perfect October ink. Swabbed, it is very similar to Sailor Kin Mokusei. In the flex dip pen, it is much darker, thanks to so much ink pooling.

 

All in all, a very good combo!

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I like your review format! Thanks for that.

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I'm not familiar with Noodler's Omaha Brown. Anyone know if it's an LE ink, or exclusive to a specific retailer? It does look like a nice brown though -- maybe a little lighter in color than Noodler's Walnut.

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Ruth, the Omaha brown is an exclusive for J&J Wood Designs.

 

@Goodpens - I don't actually recall if I did a mix - this has been in my ink drawer for years. I adore "About to Leave" it is a wonderful ink.

As for Scribes Ink, John is an inkmaker, pen seller, that I met years ago at the LA Pen show. https://scribesinks.com/contact-us. His inks are all made in small batches. That year, I bought one of each of his ink colors and he made me a heck of price. :). I decided to share them since they are dependable inks in nice bottles.

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One ink I think of for autumn is the appropriately named Diamine Autumn Oak.

 

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Using right now:

Parker Duofold "F" nib running Pelikan Königsblau

Leonardo Officina Italiana Pura "F" nib running Diamine Autumn Oak

Click Aristocrat "F" nib running D'Atramentis Cyan Blue-Copper 

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I'd be interested in your thoughts about the five Sailor Shikiori ("Weave of the four seasons" or "Fabric of the four seasons") ink colours designated for the Autumn quadrant:

Sailor Shikiori ink colours for autumn
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Source: Peppermint Zakka
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Source: Sailor.co.jp

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I'd be interested in your thoughts about the five Sailor Shikiori ("Weave of the four seasons" or "Fabric of the four seasons") ink colours designated for the Autumn quadrant:

Sailor Shikiori ink colours for autumn
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Source: Peppermint Zakka

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Source: Sailor.co.jp

Kin Mokusei

Love it! Currently inked. Beautiful shading. Very pumpkiny, but also a vibrant summer orange.

 

Okuyama

I had a sample and wanted to like it more than I did. Maybe I have not found the right nib for it.

 

Yamadori

Tried it early in my ink exploration. I know that a lot of people love it, but I was not very into it. I keep trying the popular teals, but have not found any I adore. (Robert Oster Tranquility is my favorite so far.)

 

I have not tried the others.

 

PS. Sailor Souten, not one of these and not a color I typically associate with autumnal shades, is a perfect match for the sky lately. The changing leaves really pop against that bright blue.

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I'd be interested in your thoughts about the five Sailor Shikiori ("Weave of the four seasons" or "Fabric of the four seasons") ink colours designated for the Autumn quadrant:

Sailor Shikiori ink colours for autumn
fpn_1602296331__sailor_shikiori_autumn_c

Source: Peppermint Zakka

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Source: Sailor.co.jp

 

To me this is a lovely autumn palette, especially given its Japanese cultural associations.

 

I would not write with Kinmokusei--it is too bright for me--but can imagine it resonating with those who see the flower blooming around them and experience its scent as the fragrance of autumn.

 

Okuyama evokes my favorite Classical Japanese poem about autumn (see link). I assume that the color is intended to evoke autumn leaves. It is certainly a color I would use for writing during the autumn months.

 

https://100poets.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/a-deers-cry-in-autumn-poem-number-5/

 

Chushu is my favorite of the set. I love purple grays and appreciate the idea of associating this shade with the expiration of the year's heat.

 

Yonaga is not the color of an autumn night sky where I live, but I can well believe that it's a good match somewhere, and regardless, a dark, not too bright blue seems suitable for the time of year.

 

The one of these that initially gave me pause is Yama-Dori, because I surmised that it was a reference to gathering plants in the mountains, and it is bluer than I would expect, but it seems to be named after the Copper Pheasant, in which case the base color and sheen suggest a glimpse one might have of that bird in the bushes while walking in the forest. I have Iroshizuku Kujaku, which is similar and likewise named for a bird (peacock); I consider it one of my spring inks.

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