Today’s Nagasawa Kobe ink is #6 Bordeaux. I’m in love with this color, perfect for fall. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review. (Right now Kobe inks are 25% off at Pen Chalet).
Bordeaux is, well, a bordeaux red. It has a bit more purple than a maroon, but isn’t quite purple.
Ink large swabs the ink looks more purple than it does in writing. There is a tiny bit of green sheen when concentrated.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in every nib size, and some bleeding in the flex and broad nibs.
Birmingham Carmine is the closest to Bordeaux, but not an exact match. It’s a little bit darker than Bordeaux is. Click here to see the Kobe inks together.
Overall, I love the color of this ink, it’s well behaved, and has a nice wet flow.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.