Ink Review #363: Sailor Jentle Blue

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Let's take a look at another Sailor Jentle ink today, Blue, from the Sailor Jentle Classic line. This ink comes in the short round 50ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for providing a sample for review.

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The color:

Blue is a nice office-appropriate, basic dark blue.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is some gorgeous coppery-red sheen. 

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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: 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: medium 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 a tiny bit of bleeding, mostly in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Tudor Blue, Sailor Jentle Blue, and Sailor Sei-boku. Click here to see the Sailor inks together. Tudor Blue is brighter than SJ Blue, and has a bit more purple in it. 

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on Midori MD paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow. I don't usually love the medium Safari nib since it's a bit too dry for me, but I loved this nib and ink together. You can see some nice shading and even some sheen.

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on Midori MD paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow. I don't usually love the medium Safari nib since it's a bit too dry for me, but I loved this nib and ink together. You can see some nice shading and even some sheen.

Overall, I really like this ink. The flow is great, it's a nice basic blue, what I would call office appropriate, and it's got some sheen and shading if you use it on the right paper. It's going on my full bottle wish list.

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.