Pilot Iroshizuku ink is known for being smooth and lubricated. I purchased mine from Amazon, when they were available for 18$ but I'm thrilled that most retailers have recently decreased their price as well. (So apparently I decided I should spell Take-sumi with an "i" for a while, my bad).
Pilot Iroshizuku bottles are gorgeous. I love the little divot in the bottom that helps you keep filling from the bottle, even when there's only a little bit of ink left.
Taki-sumi is a neutral black with a little bit of sheen.
Dry time: 42 seconds
Water resistance: medium
Show through: medium
Pelikan Edelstein Onyx, Diamine Jet Black, and Robert Oster Grun-Schwarz. To see the black ink swabs together, click here.
This ink is very smooth and lubricated.
I really love this ink, it's smooth and wet. It's a nice black, but if you don't like sheen, this isn't the black for you. I love sheen, so I love this ink. I often use this ink for homework. It's a great black, give it a try.
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