Sailor Jentle Yama-dori Ink (Copper Pheasant) - Four Seasons - 50 ml Bottle

Sailor Jentle Yama-dori Ink (Copper Pheasant) - Four Seasons - 50 ml Bottle

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The Four Seasons ink collection features eight colors inspired by the beautiful four seasons of Japan.

This smooth-flowing ink is specifically formulated to be safe for all fountain pens. Each bottle contains 50 ml of water-based dye ink. The bottle is cleverly designed with an internal reservoir, which results in an ink level that's high enough for you to refill your fountain pen. You are able to enjoy every last drop of your ink! Simply flip the bottle upside-down and back to fill the reservoir, and you're ready to refill.

Sailor Yama-dori is a deep, blue-leaning teal that can shade from light turquoise to near-black. Besides its beautiful range of hues, Yama-dori is known for the intense red sheen it develops when used with wetter nibs and on smoother papers. This sheen is likely the inspiration for the ink's name, which refers to the Japanese copper pheasant, known for its bright red and brown plumage.

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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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If you like Emerald of...
December 10, 2015
If you like Emerald of Chivor but want something a little less high maintenance with more red sheen, this might be your color. The two inks are quite similar, with Yama-dori being a little on the darker, more subtle blue/teal side. Yama-dori does not have the pretty, but troublesome gold glitter that likes to dry out and clog your pen (if you are not careful), but what it does have is a strong red sheen that is to die for! (In E. of C., the red sheen can be hard to get on anything less than Tomoe paper.) With any sheening ink it might start out a little dry on the very first pen stroke, but other than than this ink has been a dream!
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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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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.
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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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