By the time I got into the ink game, the old style Sailor bottles were long gone. However, luckily there are a few shops that still have some of the older bottles hanging on. Akashi turned out to be one of those shops.
I ordered 5 inks from there, three of which came in the awesome old style bottle and the other two were in the newer bottle which I definitely don’t like as much.
MB Saint-Exupery put me in the mood for wine colors, so I thought that Akashi Twilight Bordeaux would be fitting. I decided to ink up my Pelikan M600 M, a juicy writer!
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Ink Swab and Comparison:
This ink is a rich wine color similar to Montblanc Saint-Exupery which I recently reviewed. As with the Saint-Exupery, this ink only sheens when extremely wet and seldom with regular writing. It does however have an epic bottle and a lush base color, so no regrets on owning a bottle. Not all inks can be sheen monsters right? 🙂
I leave you now with a couple of photos of the Hippo Noto ivory final QC sample that I am testing now.