Top 5 Favourite Inks
Starting off at number 5 is Pilot Iroshizuku Ama Iro. I love the bright blue that pops off the page. I must get myself a larger bottle.
Next up at number 4, Sailor Kobe Kaigen Grey. As you can tell the hold Sailor has on my favourite inks is still tight. This is a custom ink that Sailor makes for Nagasawa Stationary in Kobe. The grey is dark but still has some shading properties.
Now coming in at number 3, J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor. This is an ink that has swept the fountain pen world. The sheen! The gold! The colour!
At number 2 is Sailor Maruzen Athena Sepia, another ink made by Sailor for Maruzen. This is one ink that I still do not have a bottle of. I hope I can correct that next year. The deep dark brown is beautiful. The ink runs a little wetter than I like but I just can’t say no to the colour.
Right at the top of the list is Sailor Bungbox L’Amant. I am sure many of you are familiar with Bungbox inks. This is made by Sailor for Bungbox, a stationary store in Hamamatsu, Japan. This ink has wonderful shading. It goes from purple to almost pink-ish. The colour is just stunning.
Based on my list this year, I can see how my taste shifts slightly towards colours that are darker. Though I still enjoy bright inks, the addition of the Maruzen Sepia and Kobe Kaigen Grey shows a shift in my taste, I think. The number one property an ink could get my attraction is the shading it has. Of course, it must work well with my pens and not have too long a dry time.