Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-guri Ink (Wild Chestnut) - 50 ml Bottle

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-guri Ink (Wild Chestnut) - 50 ml Bottle

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Iroshizuku is a line of luxurious inks created by Pilot to reflect the beautiful natural scenery of Japan. The gorgeous shades will fill your fountain pen with bold, beautiful and vivid colors. Each bottle is a beautifully crafted glass container designed with an innovative dip at the bottom to ensure the savory enjoyment of every last drop.

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I love this ink, and...
February 22, 2010
I love this ink, and I must respectfully disagree with the person who said it is too light in color. I believe their fountain pen nib and/or feed is the problem. I have used Yama-guri in a couple of different fountain pens and consider it a rich, dark, earthy brown, and I love using it in my journal. As a matter of fact, I like this ink so much that I bought a Pilot Iroshizuku Custom Heritage 91 fountain pen in the matching color with 14K rhodium-plated nib in medium. It is perfect with the Yama-guri ink which flows smoothly, and it is not a watery, weak color!
BTW, Pilot, as of February 2010, has, so far, manufactured fountain pens identified as Custom Heritage 91 models to match Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo, Yama-Guri, Yama-Budo and Kiri-Same ink colors. The barrels and caps plastic resin, and they are the color of the ink, and clip & trim are rhodium-plated steel. The nib is 14K solid gold and rhodium plated in sizes fine, medium and broad. The sizes are typical Japanese widths which are one width narrower than same-named European-sized nibs.
I own the Kiri-Same in broad and find that broad shows off the Kiri-Same misty rain gray better than a narrower nib. I also have the Tsuki-Yo pen in broad and the Moonlit Night blue-black color is delicious as it flows from the broad Japanese nib. The Custom Heritage 91 fountain pens cost 10,500 Yen in Japan--that's about $115 in the USA, and I recommend that JetPens import them. I think they are terrific with these wonderful inks.
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Nice chocolate brown...
September 28, 2011
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Nice chocolate brown color, smooth writing ink with no feathering and no bleed through on good paper. A little pricey but most quality items are. You can find a similar color and quality in Herbin inks.
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Superb ink, wonderful...
March 19, 2010
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Superb ink, wonderful rich dark brown color. Use it primarily to take notes in a Lamy 2000 with EF nib, which is close to a Pilot F nib. On some paper in looks darker than others, like any ink will exhibit shade qualities. But overall, the nicest ink I have purchased this year. I will be looking at other Iroshizuku colors when my budget allows...
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[UPDATE] Above, the ink...
August 16, 2009
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[UPDATE] Above, the ink that it was compared to was the Sepia ink for the parallel pen and not Noodler's walnut, which is a red.https://www.jetpens.com/includes/languages/english/images/buttons/button_c ontinue.gif
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I have two other Iroshizuku...
August 15, 2009
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I have two other Iroshizuku inks—Momiji and Konpeki—and loved the rich colors. Consequently, when this came out I thought I would add it to my collection of sepia/dark brown inks even though I've been relatively happy with Noodler's Walnut ink. Unfortunately, I've been quite disappointed with yama-guri. First, I tested it on Rhodia, Fabrio Medievalis, and card stock and found that it is rather faint requiring multiple passes to reach a dark brown. I would place it as a light to medium brown and not a dark brown. This lightness may be useful for drawing or ink painting but makes it a frustrating ink for writing. Secondly, it has a very slight greenish cast to it whereas I had assumed that a chestnut would have a bit more red to it.
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