Today’s ink is Kobe Fragrance of Sumi. It’s an interesting ink-it’s scented with the traditional sumi India ink stick. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Fragrance of Sumi is a dark, saturated black.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink shows off some black sheen.
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 the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow.
Overall, I love this ink. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks every time I can. I love the wet flow and the dark, saturated color. I’m adding a full bottle to my wish list!
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.