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Sailor Oku-Yama

7/7/14


Another new Sailor ink! Hooray!
This one is a deep maroon called "Deep Mountain." It's a very smooth ink and there's a lot of sheen in this ink. More sheen than I've seen in any other ink, probably. (I haven't tried those J. Herbin 1670 inks, yet.) It's actually my favorite ink in this pen, so far.

This ink was sent to me free-of-charge by Anderson Pens for review purposes. The thoughts expressed in this review are mine, alone.








In addition to looking great, it also behaves well on run-of-the-mill papers. The next couple of pictures show the ink on a regular office copy paper, Staples 20lb copy paper. You can see just a little bit of bleed on this paper, but this is also a pretty wet pen, so you can probably chalk it up to that.



 Here's a pair of pictures of the ink smear wet and dry.




 Here are a bunch of pictures of this ink that try to capture the sheen you'll see from it. For some reason it's a bit difficult to catch it on camera.



The next couple of pics are of a bit of writing I did on the back of a Mnemosyne Word Card. They're a bit off-white, but otherwise stellar for ink swatches.



Letting this ink sit in my Skyliner for a week or so makes it write in almost pure golden-green sheen. It's pretty awesome. It didn't clog up the pen, or anything, so no need to worry about that.

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If you like what you've seen here, then go out and get some of this ink. I highly recommend it.

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Peninkcillin said...

Very intriguing. I own and have reviewed 1670 Rouge Hematite and it has amazing golden sheen but this Sailor ink looks like a good contender. You don't see very many inks like that. I added it to my wishlist.

Michael Matteson said...

Yeah, it's a pretty great ink from what I've seen. I've heard that the 1670 inks are really high maintenance. True?

Peninkcillin said...

The blue 1670 is very different than the red. The red is seen as high maintenance because it has the gold flakes and if it can form a crust if it dries up on a pen. But if you use the pen frequently and wash it from time to time it shouldn't be a problem.