Kobe #22 Shinkaichi Gold
There’s no way to tarnish Kobe #22 Shinkaichi Gold.
Kobe #22 Shinkaichi Gold is a rustic gold brown that is the perfect ink for the beginning of Fall. Kobe ink is produced by Sailor and comes in their round and short 50ml glass bottles. This review was done with a Platinum 3776 F, Kaweco Sport B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Kobe #22 is a unique color, it sits somewhere between gold, green and brown. Overall, it is a tawny honey color. In a fine nib, the ink is a uniform dijon color. A broader nib, however, brings out more shading and colors. The ink starts off as a dijon gold but shades to an ochre honey. From there, olive and goldenrod hues darken the ink so it has a nearly green appearance. In both size nibs, the ink is easily legible, but there is no sheen on any paper.
Kobe inks are produced by Sailor and have their same wonderful properties. Shinkaichi Gold had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink was moderately saturated with good dry times at 15-25 seconds. The ink didn’t have any water resistance but clean up was very easy.
This ink is so unique, and has a calming vintage vibe. In a fine nib the ink looks like something your great grandmother wrote. Ink it up in something broader and you’ve got yourself the perfect companion for Autumn. Either way, it’s a great color that you won’t get tired of using.