Ink Review #440: Kyo-no-oto 01 Nurebairo

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School is back in session, so it's time to take a week and look at black inks! Today's black ink is Kyo-no-oto #1 Nurebairo. A pen friend was very kind and sent me a sample to try. 

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The color:

Nurebairo is a very sheeny black.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink almost looks more blue-black.

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Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 70 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Very Low

Other properties: no shadingmonster sheen, and no shimmer. There is sheen in every nib size on all three papers. 

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse 1 Sunspot, Kyo-no-oto 01 Nurebairo, and Sailor Jentle Black. Click here to see the Kyoto inks together.

Diamine Onyx Black, Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi, and Pelikan Edelstein Onyx. Click here to see the black inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a slightly dry flow. The ink almost felt a bit sticky.

I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a slightly dry flow. The ink almost felt a bit sticky.

Overall, it's very sheeny, but doesn't smear as easily as other monster sheeners. The flow is a bit dry, but it still takes a long time to dry.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was donated by a pen friend for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain an affiliate link, but is not sponsored in any way.