Originally Posted by Ra97oR
I still have quite a fair bit of Kon-Peki left. Love that colour.
Yes, I was thinking of getting that or the Edelstein Topaz. In the end I got both, because the Kon-Peki is a different blue, and the Topaz shades like nothing I've seen before.
The color I like most among the Iroshizuku is 'Syo-Ro'. It appears blue at first, and as its dries, takes on a green shade. And the green is a lovely shade of blue-green. Reminds me of pine needles, exactly as it says on the box.
This is what fascinates me about Pilot's Iroshizuku inks. They're based on natural themes, and the colors actually *do* remind you of that particular aspect of nature.
Partly because the colors are so accurate, and partly because the inks shade well. They're absolutely gorgeous with high flow pens.
Sometimes I use a dip nib to test inks, and dip nibs generally don't have any iridium tip so they tend to be somewhat scratchy. They're the best way IMO to test an ink's smoothing properties.
The second advantage is that the ink flow changes as you use up the ink, and that provides a very good reference on how the ink will perform with high and low flow.
All Iroshizuku inks I've tested so far make the dip nib write almost like a regular FP nib.
Now I'm thinking of doing away with the 4001. There's a bit of black left, but now I'm leaning towards the Namiki Black. The Namiki ink flows well, so it suits a wider range of pens.
Edited by proton007 - 1/23/14 at 11:14pm