Sailor Kobe # 3 Old Foreigner Ward Sepia

QslPHK.jpgKobe (神戸市 Kōbe-shi) is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bayand about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. Its name comes from “kanbe” (神戸), an archaic title for supporters of the city’s Ikuta Shrine. Kobe became one of Japan’s 17 designated cities in 1956.

Kobe is famous for its shirines and nioce architecture but among fountain pen and ink afficionados the name Kobe cause increased heart-rate. The city is a home of Nagasawa-Kobe stationery shop that offers incredible lione of more than fifty inks made by Sailor.

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https://kobe-nagasawa.co.jp/

At the moment Nagasawa-Kobe offers 52 inks:

Mmg112 has sent me some crazy amount of samples of different inks and guess what? Nagasawa some Kobe inks were among the samples. Thank you mmg112! 

Let’s take a look at no 3 Old Foreigner Ward Sepia. The color is stunning. Yes, I know, sometimes it may look almost as blacj but when can I say. Strong, earthy browns witg great lubtication are my thing. This ink rocks! I need a bottle.

Ink Splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Color range

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Leuchturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Rhodia, Gama Airborne, F/M nib

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Lyreco budget notebook 60 g, Gama Airborne, F/M nib

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Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9

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Water resistance 

(30 seconds under current water)

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