Left to right: 573, 673, 773, 873 and 973
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
The inks took 15-20 seconds to dry.
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
Other properties: All 5 had medium shading. 773, 873 and 973 had medium sheen.
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as a bit of bleeding.
573 is less saturated and lighter than SBRE Brown. 673 has less yellow in it than Colorverse Soul. 773 is similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki. 873 is similar but lighter than Kobe Arima Amber. 973 is a bit darker than Papier Plume 011. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.
Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 573 has a yellow undertone.
I used a Tomoe River paper notebook. The inks all had a wetter flow.
Overall, all five are well behaved. I like 773 for the summer, and 873 would be good for the fall. I think 773 is my favorite out these five, but as it’s so similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki that I don’t think I need both.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink at a discount from Sakura Fountain Pen Galley for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.