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August 20, 2014
Yamadori is a nice deep...
Yamadori is a nice deep green leaning towards blue. While it is a beautiful fun color, still subtle enough to use for professional or formal occasion. It is such an elegant color with some shading. Of course a beautiful color is really important, but sometimes they are not the best behaving..... Yamadori? It's pretty amazing. Flows so nicely and lubricate nibs just right. Ink dries pretty quickly and make it suitable for a quick note taking as well. I have not experienced any feathering in numbers of papers I tried so far. Many people like Moleskine notebooks but they are notorious for fountain pen ink bleed through, however with Yamadori, bleed through is very minimum as long as you use fine nibs.
( I use it in Lamy Al-star extra fine) I highly recommend this ink for anyone, even for those who are not usually big on color inks other than typical blue fountain inks!

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January 26, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous color,...
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Absolutely gorgeous color, and very well-behaved. One of my favorites.

January 14, 2015
I am not quite sure what...
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I am not quite sure what all the fuss is about.

This is a nice saturated ink, with good shading and flow characteristics. Otherwise it's a normal teal (albeit with the typical Sailor paint-fumes solvent odor.)

Everyone online apparently loves the sheen. Perhaps that was characteristic of the original limited edition version of the ink, but the formulation I received in early 2015 has no sheen whatsoever, on Rhodia or cheap paper.

to get the shading you need to use it in a wet pen, probably medium or italic or larger.

December 29, 2014
This is the most amazing...
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This is the most amazing ink. It feels slick, like rubbing oil on a hard surface. I've used it in several pens: Lamy Nexx, Pilot Metropolitan, Waterman Expert II, and an old old piston filler (all F or M nibs). It's the best flowing ink I've ever used.
The real joy of it is the color, though. A dark blue green teal. But beyond that, there's a red/purple sheen that shines through. I can see professors at Hogwarts using this ink. There's something really old fashioned yet slick about it.

November 15, 2014
I love the color of this...
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I love the color of this new sailor ink. I've been using sailor inks for many years and am a big fan. But, these new new inks are not the same formulation and have been nothing but trouble in my pens since I put them in. Leave your pen sit for a day or God forbid longer and you will have a very hard time starting it up. I have put these new inks in Montblanc, Pelikan, Parker, and levenger. Some of my favorite and most reliable pens. Makes no difference, this ink mucked up every single one of them.
Will not let this stuff near any of my good pens again.