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Stub-Pen Ink Review - "Kobe - Shioya Vintage Sepia"


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Thanks for the review, @Detman101!  That's a very muted color - at least, it is on my screen.  Lots of grey.  I think it's one I'd have to see in person to decide on - subtle inks are that way. :) Your flexy stub idea sounds interesting - and challenging!

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2 hours ago, LizEF said:

Thanks for the review, @Detman101!  That's a very muted color - at least, it is on my screen.  Lots of grey.  I think it's one I'd have to see in person to decide on - subtle inks are that way. :) Your flexy stub idea sounds interesting - and challenging!

Oh yes indeed, it is a true sepia tone. It's like a washed out muted chocolate teddy-bear brown. I love it!!
I started out with a sample of "Kobe - Nada Brown" from this past spring...and omg is that ink so lusciously lubricated and warm!
I ordered a sample of this "Shioya Vintage Sepia" ink based on my experiences with the Nada Brown.

Yes indeed, I've been through the wringer with my SODF nib and having to constantly realign the tines due to how I write bending the left tine more than the right.
I've settled on using an oblique 1.1 stub that I ground myself. It appears to be working out swimmingly soooo...I'm thinking that I need an oblique 1.1 flexy stub.
I tried buying a flexy stub from FPNibs in Spain and it's a wet noodle...not what I need.
So...I'm going to try custom ordering one from "Pen Realm" (Not the SODF stub nib) that is a 1.1 stub with minimal flex and ground to LH-Oblique.
I'm sure I'll have to send it back to him a few times to incrementally grade the light flex up to what I need, but it will be worth the time, energy and money to get exactly what I need. Who knows...Kirk may get it right on the first shot...but I'd rather start with too-little flex added...than getting what Pablo C. sent that's just a weak-kneed-wet-noodle flexy stub that's just way overboard and not what I requested.
If Kirk can't make what I need...i'll make it myself. 😜

2 hours ago, yazeh said:

Yay! Detman is back! No more Depeche Mode? 

Great review :thumbup:

Yeaaaaaaah...I'm back hehe. I've got many more inks to review from a recent Vanness order.
"Penbbs - Out of the Clouds" (A beauuuuutiful "Ama-Iro" clone...and CHEAP!)

"Penbbs - Snow Pine" (A green ink of some sort...unsure what color it really is til reviewed)

"Penbbs - Vernal Equinox" (Appears to be a reddish yellowish tan of some sort...like the sun setting, according to the Vanness website)

I'll definitely have more Depeche Mode quotes coming for those reviews 😉

1 hour ago, namrehsnoom said:

Love the colour! Thank you for showing it so well. One more ink to add to the must-have list 😉

Awesome, glad to hear you like it!
It's a beautifully lubricated and silky smooth greyish brown sepia that appears to change tone and appearance in different lights.
I've looked at the review sheet in sunlight and gotten more of the brown, while under artificial light it appears more grey.
Amazing ink!

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