Wow. Amazing color, great...
, August 31, 2011
Wow. Amazing color, great bottle design, and pretty much fantastic everything
else. More of a blue-black ink, the tinge of green in it makes for a unique
color and change among more traditional blue-blacks. This is a great color to
use in the workplace as well as just for fun. It's super smooth and the color is
vivid and intense like the rest of the Iroshizuku line, and definitely shouldn't
Next to Sailor's excellent...
, February 22, 2010
Next to Sailor's excellent blue-black, and Noodler's deep, deep dark and,
nearly, permanent, blue-black, Pilot's Tsuki-yo Iroshizuku (Colors of Nature)
ink is certainly one of the best blue-black inks that are currently available.
Tsuki-yo, literally Moon-like ("tsuki" means moon), is "Moonlit night," a more
appropriate translation (a beautiful Japanese idiom). The ink has a lovely
intensity and richness that makes many other blue-black inks look watery and
Currently, Pilot manufactures a pretty, well-made fountain pen to match this
color. It is a Custom Heritage 91 model to match Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo. The pen
retails for 10,500 Yen in Japan which is about U.S. $115.00. I have one and it
writes very well with its 14K rhodium-plated nib. I recommend that JetPens
market this model and the other Iroshizuku Custom Heritage 91 pens in Yama-budo,
Yama-guri and Kiri-same (models available as of Feb. 2010). More colors will be
coming out with barrels and caps made of plastic resin that match the various
ink colors, and clips & trim are rhodiumplated steel. They are wonderful writing
instruments to go along with some of the most beautiful inks ever produced.