Typical Iroshizuku. Great flow. As with all their lighter to midtone inks,
great shading. Depending on the paper you use, there will be little feathering
or bleed through. Looks absolutely amazing in concert with a broad nib and
Tomoe River paper.
As for JetPens, great service, pricing and availability of product.
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
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.
I saw the owner of Classic Fountain Pens using this ink to demo his Pelikan Blue
o' Blue fountain pen and I fell in love with the color. After getting it from
JetPens, I am not only thrilled with the color, I am thrilled with the
performance of the ink.
Great saturation and shading. Very deep red color. Looks great on my moleskine's
First off, let me say that JetPens is one of the best retailers online or
otherwise I have ever dealt with. Even when a review is unfavorable, they still
post it. I cannot say this about everyone. Service is swift and items are well
packaged. They have great prices and many unique items.
As far as Fuyu-Gaki ink, it is wonderful. It has a deep, rich tone to it. Great
for getting others attention. I have been using it in my Pelikan M205 with a BB
nib. Great saturation. Have not noticed a lot of shading though. even on 80 gram
Rhodia or 90 gram Clairefontaine paper. Maybe it's not supposed to. If you are
using an inexpensive paper, do not expect to be able to use the backside.
I have also tried it in my Large Delta Dolce Vita with a fine nib. Very nice,
wet line even with a fine nib.
One thing I don't understand is the translation from Japanese to English on the
names of the ink. I have seen this ink called Japanese Sweet Persimmon but also
Winter Persimmon. I have noticed this on some of the other Iroshizuku inks as
I e-mailed JetPens and requested that they suggest a true blue ink. I did not
want any green, red or black shading. They suggested this ink from Pilot. I
bought the blue and the black. They are indeed true colors and work well in any
pen I use them in.
I like the design of the bottles so well, that I keep them on my desk.
My only complaint is that the plastic well inside catches on some of my pens and
starts to come out of the bottle when I remove the pen.
I have many mechanical pencils. I use them but always return to my S-10's. I
have all 5 and enjoy using all of them. I like the grip and the weight. I will
probably reorder all 5 and just put them away in case any of them break and
Pilot decides to discontinue them.
My favorites are the 4mm because I can write thin without the sensitivity of the
3mm. I also like the 7mm because I like the blue color and being able to write
relatively boldly without the extremes of the 9mm.