Are there really 50+ Kobe inks already?  I have 4 of them, I’m super behind!  The latest in my collection is Kobe #57, one of a pair of Hydrangea colors.  I chose to try this one first because of the photos online showing an interesting shading.

It comes in the standard Kobe box.

In a Sailor bottle…but WITHOUT the miser plastic *rejoice*. Yes, I know it can be taken out but I feel like its such a waste to throw away 😦

For this review I decided to ink up my Pelikan M205 Amethyst F nib.  Its a reliable and generally wet writer.

InkJournal Entry:

Line going down on 68GSM Tomoe:

​Ink Blob:

Something special I hardly ever do, paper towel test!

As you can see from the paper towel test, this color has a lovely blue halo.  The ink actually shades this color sometimes which creates an absolutely divine effect.  It ran on the drier side in this pen, but I am guessing in a broader nib the effect would be much more dramatic.  There’s a white TWSBI Eco Broad on its way so I can test that theory.  This color seriously reminds me of the unicorn emoticonπŸ¦„πŸ¦„πŸ¦„.  The only issue that I find is that the saturation is a bit low for my liking.  But no regrets on this ink, I cant wait to try its sister #56!