Ink Review #361: Sailor Jentle Waka-uguisu


Today's ink is Sailor Jentle Waka-uguisu, "Young Nightingale" 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. 


The color:

Waka-uguisu is a medium spring green. It's almost a green-yellow. 



In large swabs there is some lovely shading.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

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): Robert Oster Jade, Sailor Jentle Waka-uguisu, and Colorverse Sea of Tranquility. Click here to see the Sailor inks together. Jade is the closest to Waka-uguisu.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Franklin-Christoph Sugar Cane paper, which does have a purple tone to it. The ink had a wetter flow.

This Kaweco Rose Quartz is a past special edition, but right now you can find it on Amazon: .

Overall, Sailor inks flow really well, but it's not my favorite color green. Well behaved, just not an ink for me. 

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.