Ink Review #607: Krishna Sea at Night


I love taking reader requests for ink reviews. Krishna Sea at Night is another reader request that I’ve gotten recently, and it is a super sheener.


The color:

Sea at Night is a dark teal, hidden under a ton of red sheen.



In large swabs you really only see the sheen with hints of the teal underneath.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: low shading, monster sheen, and no shimmer. There would probably be more shading, but it’s hidden under all that sheen.

I did have some problems with the ink smearing on Rhodia and Tomoe River paper.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in all nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Sea at Night is similar to Organics Studio Santiago Sea Blue . Click here to see the Krishna inks together, and click here to see the teal inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Yellow with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had wet and sticky flow.

Overall, it’s pretty similar to Organics Studio Santiago Sea Blue, so you probably don’t need both. I found it better behaved than Santiago Sea, but not as well behaved as Sailor Yama-dori. I’m just not in love with it, it’s really hard to clean out of pens and it’s rather smeary.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a reader 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.