Ever since my first bottle of Bungbox Ink arrived I have been in love. It is by far one of my favorite brands, with beautiful attributes all around. I have only tried three of these inks so far but none of them have been disappointing and all have been worth the $43.00 price tag.
Clown Tears is no exception. It comes in the standard lovely Bungbox black and gold box.
The bottle actually has the eye of a clown crying. I puzzled for a while over why they would have named this particular color Clown Tears. I suppose clowns have red hair?
The bottle itself is the horrid sailor bottle with the plastic inside that is supposed to help. I suppose at the end of a bottle this may help, but when it’s full its very inconvenient. That is just about the only bad thing about Bungbox ink though.
For this review I decided to ink up my new Pelikan M205 White with steel M nib. It has proven to be a consistent, wet writer just like my other two M205. I typically prefer gold nibs, but the Pelikan steel nibs have never disappointed me.
InkJournal Entry HDR and Natural Light
Line going down on CF paper:
There is a lovely silver sheen when used on Tomoe, but it isn’t as sheen-tastic as other Bungbox inks. The contrast the sheen has with the dark brown/red color is just gorgeous.
The bottle says the color is ruby, but I find that it is more a burgundy/brown. Perhaps in a drier pen it would show more of the red, but in this Pelikan I see mostly brown. I am dancing around the idea of getting chromatography paper…but that may open a whole different can of worms!
What is your favorite Bungbox Ink?
I leave you now with this video of my puppy catching some serious air!
December 30, 2016 at 10:04 pm
I thik it’s very nice ink.
December 31, 2016 at 8:33 am
Very nice ink! Reminds me very much of Montblanc “William Shakespeare” Velvet Red. By the way, is it Bungbox or Bungubox? The box and label are “Bungu” 🙂
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December 31, 2016 at 8:43 am
Its both! Bungubox and BungBox are correct! Well, Bungubox is the actual name of the store from Japan, and in the west we call it Bungbox. I am not sure how exactly it happened, but in either case its a wonderful ink! I recommend trying them, this is the third one I’ve purchased and I have yet to be disappointed. One more is on the way ^_^.
June 20, 2019 at 2:23 am
It’s a wonderful ink because Sailor make it. It’s Bungu (stationary) Box (…)
It isn’t “the West” who call it Bungbox, only Americans. In Europe it’s known as Bungubov – as in its the actual name and unimportant stuff like that…
Perhaps it’s because Americans like to butcher everything they say, look at English as a completely random example.