Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tools of the Trade: Ink Review, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki

As a bribe for going to the dentist, my husband got me a bottle of one of my most vaunted inks. It's pricey stuff, and due to the cost of said dentist, not many pricey things will be coming my way for a while. However, I count myself lucky to have gotten my grubby little hands on a bottle of this ink to keep me writing even though my creative energies fell off the truck somewhere back there right around mile "I-broke-my-freakin'-teeth-and-can't-eat-food."

Here I present to you, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki, Superink! It is pictured with my beloved Pilot Vanishing Point in Blue Carbonesque, but the review was written with a Sailor 1911s.

First of all, the bottle is just about worth the price of the ink. If I had the funds, I'd decorate my office with them. When the light shines through the thick glass just right, it's a really, really pretty sight. You can't see it in this pic, but there is a little divot in the thick part of the glass at the bottom of the bottle that is perfect for fitting in the nib to fill your pen when the ink level gets low. The way I'm nursing this ink, that'll be a while. 

I apologize that the scan of this review is not color corrected. There is really something missing from it that makes the ink much more special in person. There are several retailers online, such as Goulet Pens, who have color corrected swabs that might give you a better idea of the true color. It's also worth noting that we purchased this ink through Vanness Pens in Little Rock, AR who have the fastest shipping and best prices ever.

 I hope this review was helpful to those who love fun inks and pens as I do, and to those who don't, I hope you see what you're missing with that ballpoint you snagged from the bank. Yeah, you know the one. It's green with a white clicky thing and it always skips when you're trying to sign your name. You don't even use that bank. Where did that pen come from, anyway?

I wouldn't trust it. No sirree.

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