This week begins the first week of the month so it's time for reader request ink reviews. Today's ink request is Kyo-no-oto Hisoku, a limited edition ink from the TAG stationery store in Kyoto, Japan. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Hisoku is a light steel blue with shading. Seasonally, I would probably use this ink in the winter.
The larger the swab the more sheen is visible, however the sheen is not visible in writing.
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: Low
On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): PenBBS 233, Kyo-no-oto #7 Hisoku, and Birmingham Pens Fountain Truquoise.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.
Overall, it's a really interesting color. It's a bit light, but not too light for everyday use for me. I prefer inks with a wetter flow, so it's not an ink I need a full bottle of, but I like the color and shading. Give it a try, you might love it.
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