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Sailor Miruai (Seaweed)


This is the last of the new Sailor inks that I have to show you. All eight of them are now on the blog (and on YouTube). Go check out those reviews for more of this awesome set.

I really like that Sailor has given us something more than the usual blue-black ink (which you can still find in Sailor's Jentle Blue-Black). I'm partial to these sorts of colors, and Sailor has given me a purple black, a brown-black, and now a green-black. The color is definitely a green (as you can see below), but  the dark top-notes are much more prevalent. Certainly a color that office-folk can use without letting everyone know that they love green ink.

 I really like the smooth, wet, texture of this ink, and it went really well with my Faber-Castell Basic. You can see a bit of shading in the close-up below. This is one of the more saturated inks in the collection, so you're not going to see as much shading as you do in many of the others. It's also not got that sheen that some of the others have, but that's fine with me. Not every ink has to have sheen.

A little bit of coppery sheen in the top right corner of this swatch. 

I don't know why this picture insists on being sideways. 

Several inks compared to Miruai. I'm a little surprised by how close it is to Epinard, though Epinard is more green and less black than Miruai. I'm also surprised that I had 4 green inks at hand.

 On the "ordinary paper test" this ink does really well. It's a wet ink in a wet nib, and there's just some ghosting and a few little spots that bled through. Much better than I expected, really.

Thanks again to Anderson Pens for sending me these inks to review. It's been a pleasure, and I fully endorse almost every ink in this collection. 

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Lori said...

I just inked up some of this in a wet Pelikan M640 Mount Everest with an 18K fine (stubbed) nib. I think I LOVE this ink! I thought from some of the online reviews that I would see a fairly blue version of green–I don't really see that. And in one review it looked like a dark teak, almost like it was a darker version of Yama-Dori–it's not that either. Then again, I don't really know what I see in this ink. It almost looks like a slightreally dark "money green." That's my best description so far. I think I do get the "seaweed indigo" moniker though.

It looks like it could easily hold its own in the boardroom, where the blacks and blue blacks typically rule or as an ink that, while unique, doesn't necessarily call attention or distract from what you're thinking as you write, like say . . . Kon-peki perhaps.

Really liking this ink. Thanks for the great review!