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Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - Take-sumi 50mL

Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - Take-sumi 50mL


 
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Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - Take-sumi 50mL

Pilot Iroshizuku is one of the most luxurious fountain pen inks. The colours are beautiful, and the bottle and packaging are equally stunning.



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5 of 5 My new standard February 18, 2020
Reviewer: Mike from Toronto  
Iroshizuku inks are known for being wet and lubricated. When I first tried a sample of Take-Sumi in my Konrad, the flow issues that I had experienced disappeared! This ink was able to keep up with the demands of the flex nib and not dry quickly on the tip, yet it also performed amazingly well on various papers, drying quickly. I wasn’t aware of how much of a difference an ink would make and this one sold me. With a bottle on hand, this is now my standard ink for pens that could use a bit of help.
My Metropolitan CM (1.0 mm stub) also had hard starts and needed “encouragement” to write well. After using Take-Sumi in it, it writes like a dream and is one of my favourite pens.
It’s a very nice black ink that compares well in darkness to any true black ink and isn’t pale as the “bamboo charcoal” translation would suggest. To me, it’s more *suggestive* of the Sumi inks used for calligraphy, but made to flow beautifully for fountain pens (and definitely not waterproof).

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