Ink Review #654: Sailor Jentle Irori


Sailor has recently downsized the Sailor Jentle ink collection from 50ml bottles to 20ml bottles. Sailor Jentle Irori, aka Fireplace Hearth from the 2016 Four Seasons collection, is one of the colors I quickly ordered before the 50ml bottles become extinct. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Irori is a vibrant cheerful red.



In large swabs you can see the small pop of gold 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: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shading, high sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib as well as some feathering in the other nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Irori is very similar to Kingdom Note Tomato Red and Taccia Aka Red. In writing it’s very hard to tell the three apart. Click here to see the Sailor inks together, and click here to see the red inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Crimson Sunrise with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, Irori has become one of my favorite red inks. It’s vibrant, well behaved, and has some high sheen without being smeary. I’m glad I was able to get ahold of a 50ml bottle before the 20ml bottles take over.

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.