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Few words are needed...
May 13, 2013
Few words are needed to describe this ink because the quality really speaks for itself. Though it may be more expensive than other inks out there, I have yet to find any that compare to this one. If you enjoy writing then this ink will make the experience even more pleasurable! It is, by far, my favorite black ink out there. I'm so glad I can stop buying multiple ink bottles to find a black ink that really suits my taste. Flow is amazing, saturation is great, and the color is quite dark. Look no further, you've just found what you've been looking for! :-)
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I just received by bottle...
December 11, 2012
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I just received by bottle last night. Usual great service from JetPens. I immediately filled by Namki Falcon fine point. I tried writing on Clairefontaine Linicolor, Moleskine and even post-it-note paper. All I can say is WOW!

The ink is as dark as others I have tried such as Aurora Black, Noodler's Black and Borealis Black. It also writes as smooth as the Sailor Nano black ink.
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I love this ink. Although...
July 25, 2014
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I love this ink. Although it is on the pricey side, the quality of the ink and the bottle design is well worth it. Iroshizuku inks are all packaged in these really pretty bottles. They make my desk look great. The ink is a good dark black, but isn't so intense that it hurts my eyes when I read it. There is a review about it feathering way too much. That only happens when I use really crappy paper. Feathering happens to all inks when paired with pathetic paper. It feathers on post-it note paper, but it works totally fine on regular printer paper.
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Expensive, but if you're...
September 19, 2013
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Expensive, but if you're looking for an ink that's as black as possible, this is a good choice. I'm fairly new to fountain pens but I've been using this ink in the Lamy Safari and Al-Star (fine and extra fine, respectively) with great results. The line comes out dark and smooth.
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Beautiful ink. Flows...
December 13, 2015
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Beautiful ink. Flows like a dream and is dark as a black hole. Beautiful
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Absolutely the best fountain...
April 6, 2015
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Absolutely the best fountain pen ink. The ink flows beautifully, even in my driest nibs. And the pigment, pulverized bamboo charcoal, is a true black. When a drop of other brands' inks gets on a wet paper towel it separates into its component dyes; Take-Sumi remains pure black.
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As part of an order of...
March 2, 2015
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As part of an order of a number of inks, this was very nice. The inks came extremely well- and securely-packed, and quickly as well. I'm very pleased!
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Received this bottle...
June 10, 2016
Received this bottle as a gift and couldn't be more pleased. I don't get too excited about black ink, but this one is worth talking about. To begin with, it's a true black with little to no shading and great saturation of color. I've tried it with a few different nibs ranging from a 1.1 mm stub to a Japanese fine and it always puts down a clear crisp line with no feathering and not bleeding. It's well-behaved on everything I've tried including cheap copy paper. Even Moleskine, which is not fountain pen friendly, does okay with this ink. Drying time is a little longer than I expected (20 seconds on Kokuyo Campus paper, but only about 10 seconds on Field Notes paper) but not a deal breaker at all. If you're looking for a nice black ink that you can rely on for business and leisure writing, this is the one. It's a joy to write with. I've always wondered what it takes (aside from a higher price) to be a luxury ink. Now I know. Is it worth the price? I believe it is. You will not be disappointed.
This is my 1first large...
May 31, 2016
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This is my 1first large bottle ilot ink. I previously tested this color by using the 15ml. bottle. When it ran low I went with the large black ink. I filled the 15 and put it in my"bugout" backpack with my emegency supplies. This is a great ink
Great ink, super rich...
May 17, 2016
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Great ink, super rich black, and it dries quick. It also flows great in my vanishing point XF pilot
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