thINKthursday – Kobe #48 Suidousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday
Kobe #48 Suidousuji Marchais Blue

Come explore Suidousuji Marchais Blue with us,
one of 20 Kobe inks that have found their way to our shore.

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday – Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

We are ecstatic to be carrying 20 Kobe inks. These inks are produced by Sailor for the Kobe-Nagasawa store in Japan. There are 52 inks in their current lineup, and a color is often referred to by its number. Because Suidousuji Marchais Blue is a mouthful, I’m going to just refer to is as #48. Kobe inks are packaged in Sailor’s 50ml short round glass bottle and do not have the plastic filing reservoir that normally comes with Sailor inks. This review was done with a Sailor 1911 F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank no.18 paper.

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

Kobe #48 is a arctic teal blue that is rather calming to write with. In a fine nib, the ink doesn’t shade much, which leads to a darker teal turquoise color. In a broader nib, there is more shading that shows off the inks subtleties. Light sky blues shade into richer cerulean tones that finally finishes as a dark aqua teal.

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

As one would expect with a Sailor ink, #48 performed beautifully. The flow was good, with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It isn’t the most saturated ink, but it still had moderate shading, especially in a broader nib. Dry times were higher at 20-30+ seconds, and there was no water resistance.

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

#48 is a unique color and was a joy to use. It is a nice, soft color without being too light. If this ink is any indication, I can’t wait to dip my pen into the 19 other Kobe inks we are offering.

thINKthursday - Kobe #48 Suisdousuji Marchais Blue

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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