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.
Nurebairo is a very sheeny black.
In large swabs the ink almost looks more blue-black.
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
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.
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.