Moving right along to the next amazing Pen and Message ink in the bunch, I decided to ink up Saku tonight. It comes in a tall Sailor box with Japanese characters on it, I have no idea what it says but I assumed the color was blue ^_^. I won’t say no to another lovely “old style” Sailor bottle either.
For this review I decided to ink up my GW Pens Alpha, specifically tuned to be a amazing wet writer, by John Greco.
Line going down on 68GSM TR:
Of course since this turned out to be a sheen monster…time-lapse!
This is a beautiful color, full of sheen and depth. It reminded me a lot of a couple of other harder to get Sailor blues, so I did a small comparison.
In case you can’t read my handwriting, its (from left to right) Ishida Bungu Hakodate Twilight, Maruzen Eternal Blue, and finally Pen and Message Saku. I’ve had suspicions before about rebottled ink, but despite the great similarity between Hakodate and Saku, I think that they are different enough to warranty having both. Hakodate is slightly more of a sheen monster, and Saku seems darker. Eternal Blue was the lightest of the bunch, and all have that red sheen.
No regrets at all about buying yet another Japanese stationery store blue ^_^. With all 3 bottles I will be sheening for a long while.
I leave you now with another vague teaser photo!
March 13, 2017 at 9:12 am
Love the sheen! Wow! It looks pretty unprepossessing in the bottle but when that ink hits the paper it really does its stuff. I am looking forward to your reviews of the Robert Oster inks as I have been eyeing those up online.
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