I think I may have found...
February 5, 2016
I think I may have found my favorite blue ink. Back in the 1990s, Pelikan
featured Cyan Blue ink, and, blue being my favorite color, I fell in love with
the it, but Pelikan no longer makes it. Since then I've been on a quest to find
a similar color, but was unsuccessful until I tried Iroshizuki's Tsuyu-kusa
which probably comes the closest. It's appropriate for any occasion, and is a
rich but bright shade, almost cobalt I'd say, and a true blue--no greenish tints
as with Kon-peki, which is a bit closer to turquoise (though also beautiful).
The flow and shading in my Pilot Falcon and TWSBI Diamond 580 are excellent, and
the drying time is reasonable (important for me as I'm left-handed). There are
many attractive shades of blue out there in the ink world and I've tried more
than one, but few are such a sheer pleasure to look at on the page as
Tsuyu-kusa. I'd really have to love an ink to pay $28.00 for a 50 ml bottle,
but this one is definitely a keeper.