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Yamadori is a nice deep...
August 20, 2014
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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Really beautiful teal...
August 12, 2015
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Really beautiful teal - leaning toward the green a bit more than blue, which is really nice. I didn't see the copper with a thin nib (like a fine or medium), but I made the mistake of spilling some and yes, the metallic highlights are there, and it did remind me of iridescent bird feathers. I would assume you'd be able to see it with a broad or stub nib. This is a highly pigmented ink, like the other Sailor inks I've had. You do have to rinse thoroughly, but it's not difficult to wash out. It flows well out of a picky Conklin I have, and also well out of a Fine Platinum Preppy I converted to an eyedropper. This is my current favorite ink. I *was* going to get the Pilot Ku-jaku Peacock blue, but I think I'll wait - I like the Yama-dori enough that I don't feel the need to pick up the Ku-jaku right away.I may pick up a second bottle, just to have a spare!
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I've heard a lot of positive...
May 16, 2015
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I've heard a lot of positive words about this ink and now I can add some of my own. This ink really is amazing. I looks great with EF pens to flex pens to bold pens. It has amazing shadowing and the color is unique but still easy to read for everyday work.
This ink is worth the money to add to your collection.
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I am not quite sure what...
January 14, 2015
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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.
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My favorite blue-black...
September 26, 2015
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My favorite blue-black ink at the moment, Yama-Dori is a beautiful dark blue/teal ink that behaves extremely well. It is easy to clean out of pens and it shades and sheens incredibly well, even in my dryest pens. The ink container is also adorable and easy to use to fill any pen.
Completely in love with...
May 4, 2015
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Completely in love with this ink. To my eye, it strikes a wonderful balance between blue and green, it's deep and vivid, and even using a fine nib Lamy Safari, I see a fair amount of shading. I can definitely see the red sheen at the edges of places where the ink has gone down heavy, but it's very subtle. If I ever hear a rumor that Sailor is discontinuing this ink, I'll cheerfully take out a loan so I can buy enough bottles to make sure that I can live a long, eventful life and never, ever run out.
One of my go to, everyday...
April 4, 2015
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One of my go to, everyday inks. The teal is beautiful, and I love using it in my Lamy Safari Vista EF pen so I can admire the blue when held up to the light. It also is a pretty dry ink, all things considered.
One of my all time favorite...
February 28, 2015
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One of my all time favorite inks! Flows wet, high sheen, great saturation and gorgeous colour. Highly recommend.
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Absolutely gorgeous color,...
January 26, 2015
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Absolutely gorgeous color, and very well-behaved. One of my favorites.
This is the most amazing...
December 29, 2014
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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.
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