Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu, aka Japanese Beautyberry is a pretty medium purple. I love purple inks, and this one is a great spring purple. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Murasakai-shikibu is a pretty medium purple.
In large swabs there’s a tiny bit sheen, it’s a dark, antique gold color.
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: medium, some of the ink washed away but you might still be able to read it.
Feathering: Low-it feathered in every nib size on Leuchtturm but did fine on the other papers.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as some feathering in the smaller nib sizes.
I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.
Overall, I love the color and it has a nice flow but I’m not crazy about how much it feathered on Leuchtturm paper. I still really like it, I will just use it on the better papers.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.