Ink Review #364: Sailor Jentle Black


It's time for the final Sailor ink for this week, Sailor Jentle Black. I love black inks-I always have at least one pen inked with a black ink. Thanks to Pen Chalet for providing a sample for review.


The color:

Black is just that-black. It is darker than some black inks I've tried, but not as dark as others.



In large swabs there is a ton of shiny black sheen. The ink drops are nothing but sheen.


Writing Samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Medium-some of the ink washed away, but you would probably still be able to read what it said.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: no shadinghigh sheen, and no shimmer. You can see the sheen on Tomoe River paper, Leuchtturm, and in some nib sizes on Rhodia. 

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding in every nib size.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse #1 Sunspot, Sailor Jentle Black, and Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi. Click here to see the Sailor inks together. Black is darker than Take-sumi, but not as dark as Sunspot.

Diamine Onyx Black, Pelikan Edelstein Onyx, and Noodler's Black. Click here to see the black inks together.

Longer Writing:

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Midori MD paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow. 

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Midori MD paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this ink. The color is nice and dark, and has a wet flow. It's going on my bottle wish list because you can't have too many good black inks.

Disclaimer: Pen Chalet provided a sample for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links.