Ink Review #95: Kobe 30 Oji Cherrry

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Kobe ink is made by Sailor, and so far I haven't tried too many of them, but I really liked the ones I have tried. Depending on which website you look at, I have seen Oji Cherry spelled Ooji Cherry, Ouji Cherry and Oji Cherry. My box says Oji Cherry, so I'm going with that spelling for now. I got my bottle of ink from Ron over at Pen Chalet

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The bottle:

Kobe inks come in the standard Sailor bottles, but without the stupid ink misers.

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The color...

Oji Cherry is a bright pink, perfect for spring. 

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I'm not usually a pink fan, but I do really like this color, it's beautiful. I do wish it had more sheen and shading though.

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There is just a tiny bit of gold sheen on the edges of the ink drops.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: low

Feathering: none

Show through: low

Bleeding: none

Other properties: Low shading, tiny bit of gold sheen

Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji, Kobe #30 Oji Cherry, and Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji. To see the Kobe ink swabs together, click here.

Akkerman #20 Pulchri Pink, Diamine Flamingo Pink, and Papier Plume Garden District Azalea. To see the pink ink swabs together, click here.

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Longer writing:

I used a Pilot 912 FA on Tomoe River paper. The ink did a good job of keeping up with the flex, but there is just a little bit of railroading.

Overall, this ink is nice and wet, and is a gorgeous color, but the dry time is a bit long. I really do love the color though, so I'm really happy I have a full bottle of ink. 

Disclaimer: This bottle of ink was sent to me free of charge by Ron at Pen Chalet in exchange for an honest review. There are no affiliate links on this page.