Ink Review #490: Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki

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Today’s ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki. I’ve heard about this ink a million times, but I had never tried it myself, and finally decided it was time to give it a try. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Fuyu-gaki is a bright red-orange.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is just a little bit of shading.

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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: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: no shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in every nib size, and some bleeding in the flex and broad nibs.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-yake, Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki, and Pelikan Mandarin. Click here to see the Pilot inks together.

Montblanc Lucky Orange, Robert Oster Orange Zest, and Robert Oster Orange. Click here to see the orange inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl on Tomoe River 68. The ink had a wet flow. This ink matches the pen really well, great match for fall.

I used a medium Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl on Tomoe River 68. The ink had a wet flow. This ink matches the pen really well, great match for fall.

Overall, I really like this ink for fall. It’s a lovely bright orange, and has a nice wet flow.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet 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.