Have you ever accidentally bought an ink? That is sort of what happened here. Green/Yellow is usually not my cup of tea, however I was wandering the ink auctions and came across this bottle.
My fault for not reading the title of the auction lol, but I thought it was blue. In any case the bottle was interesting enough for me not to have toooo much buyer’s remorse and I figured this would broaden the scope of my ink collection. Look at how easy it is to make the mistake. There’s just a little yellow dot on the top of the box, and the top of the cap is blue.
I couldn’t find much about this ink online but it seems to be a limited edition for the Japanese store Shosaikan, there were two colors, this one called Shinzan and a blue one that I thought I bid on lol.
For this review I decided to ink up my trusty Pelikan M205 Amethyst, it is a reliable and generally wet writer. For the amount of money I spent on a color I wasn’t sure about, I wanted to give this ink every chance to sheen!
I found this ink to have a somewhat dry flow, a low saturation, but nice shading. The blob has an odd white-ish sheen, but nothing spectacular. I prefer Tokiwa-Matsu to this, for value and color. I would not go out of my way to buy another bottle of this ink. Sailor inks rarely disappoint me, but I suppose at least I have another awesome old Sailor bottle. I would also like to note that this ink totally made me want some seaweed soup…
Anyone else ever have ink regret?