Sink into the soft serenity of Sailor 50 States New Hampshire!
Sailor 50 States New Hampshire is a gentle gray-violet reminiscent of lilacs on an overcast day. A fitting ink considering the state flower of New Hampshire is, in fact, the lilac! This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Sailor New Hampshire is most comparable to 3 Oysters Purple Gray, sitting a hair less saturated and just as luxurious. The shade of New Hampshire was inspired by the purple-gray granite found within its namesake state. At its lightest, the violet tones shine through even in a fine nib, and deep, moody shades take center stage when used in a broad nib.
I was shocked by this ink’s water resistance. While you will certainly have some color bleeding into any stray drops of water that might find their way onto your page, the text remains clear enough to read. This ink, like so many other Sailor shades, has excellent flow, low bleedthrough, and little feathering.
Sailor New Hampshire is a perfect match for those looking for a subtle hint of color in their writing. My usual inks are typically more saturated jewel tones, so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this color. All of the Sailor 50 States inks are available in their familiar 20ml rectangular bottles. I’m excited to see what the rest of the state-inspired line has to offer!
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.
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