December 21, 2010
First off, let me say that JetPens is one of the best retailers online or
otherwise I have ever dealt with. Even when a review is unfavorable, they still
post it. I cannot say this about everyone. Service is swift and items are well
packaged. They have great prices and many unique items.
As far as Fuyu-Gaki ink, it is wonderful. It has a deep, rich tone to it. Great
for getting others attention. I have been using it in my Pelikan M205 with a BB
nib. Great saturation. Have not noticed a lot of shading though. even on 80 gram
Rhodia or 90 gram Clairefontaine paper. Maybe it's not supposed to. If you are
using an inexpensive paper, do not expect to be able to use the backside.
I have also tried it in my Large Delta Dolce Vita with a fine nib. Very nice,
wet line even with a fine nib.
One thing I don't understand is the translation from Japanese to English on the
names of the ink. I have seen this ink called Japanese Sweet Persimmon but also
Winter Persimmon. I have noticed this on some of the other Iroshizuku inks as
Whatever you call it, call it great.
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