It's Sailor week! I get a lot of requests to review Sailor ink so we are going to devote the next week to Sailor inks. Today let's take a look at Kin-mokusei. Sailor Jentle Kin-mokusei, "Fragrant Olive" is from the 2016 Four Seasons collection. Recently Sailor switched from 50ml bottles to 20ml bottles, but some retailers (like Pen Chalet) still have 50ml bottles left.
Kin-mokusei is a medium bright orange.
In large swabs there is some pretty shading.
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: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, and a tiny bit of bleeding, mostly in the flex nib.
Apricot and Kin-mokusei are a little different, but pretty close.
I used a broad Kaweco Sport Sunrise on Franklin-Christoph Sugar Cane paper, which does have a purple tone to it. The ink had a wetter flow.
Overall, you can't go wrong with a Sailor ink. It is close enough to Apricot that I don't think you need both. If you do like this ink, I would suggest getting a bottle while there are still some 50ml bottles floating around.
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.