Bear witness to the purple power of Sailor Shikiori Shigure!
Sailor Shikiori Shigure is a deep, cool violet that pops off the page as you write. The Shikiori line comes in Sailor’s recognizable 20ml glass, rectangular bottle that makes the pen filling process easy, and Sailor Shikiori Shigure is also available in cartridges. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Studio B, and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
Shigure roughly translates to drizzle, pairing nicely with the blue-violet shades that get brought out with a little water. This ink also offers a decent level of shading, ranging from a deep middle purple down to nearly black with a hint of sheen. While the color is pretty consistent in a fine nib, the broad nib really brings out this range and shows off the vibrant violet tones.
Sailor inks are always a pleasure to work with, and Sailor Shikiori Shigure is no exception. This ink sports good flow, low feathering and bleedthrough, and an average dry time of 20-30 seconds. While not water resistant, there is still a bit of writing visible through the drops, and clean up was easy.
This purple ink certainly packs a powerful punch on your paper! Sailor Shikiori Shigure is a gorgeous part of the Shikiori line, balancing the lighter and brighter colors with its deeper and darker hues. If you’ve been looking for a reliable violet ink that leans a touch blue, you’ve found your match!
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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