Black of Score – Bung Box (Sailor)

Sailor is my favourite ink maker (ex-aeque with J. Herbin). Sadly their most interesting inks are available only in Japan or from internet retailers. There are few japanese shops famous for their wide and interesting range of Sailor inks. One of most well-known is Bung Box. A lot of people were taken by interesting bottles and intriguing colors. It seems however that recently many ink enthusiasts started to shy away from this line since Bung Box inks became much more bitterly expensive than other Sailor inks.

The line consists of quite a few colors. My list is incomplete and most of the names aren’t translated well. If you have full list of BB inks and/or could gheklp me with correcting english names, help me sort this out  :)

  1. 4B Blue/Black
  2. BB Espresso
  3. Dandyism
  4. Emerald
  5. Enshu Black
  6. First Love Sapphire
  7. Fresh Oranges of Lake Hamana
  8. Fuyiyama Blue
  9. Hamanako Eel
  10. Imperial Purple
  11. Ink of the Witch
  12. L’Amant
  13. Luminous Green
  14. Melancholic Gray
  15. Mocha
  16. Music Black
  17. Nostalgia
  18. Oamezaki Sunset
  19. Omaezaki Ocean
  20. Omaezaki Blue
  21. Orange
  22. Pink
  23. Ruby
  24. Sapphire
  25. Silent Night
  26. Soleil
  27. Tears of Clown

Before I write few words about the ink allow me to start by saying thank you mmg122 for sending me samples of different inks.

From what I heard Black of Score used to be called Music Black some time ago. If it’s true you have two reviews in one. If it’s wriong than it’s Music Black.

I don’t have a lot to say about this ink. It behaves very well, doesn’t cclog the pen, I haven’t seen any feathering even on cheaper papers. The color though has nothing special to it. It’s black. Not the blackest one but strong nevertheless. If you enjoy blacks and are ready to pay crazy amount of money for a bottle, why not? If however you don’t collect black inks J. Herbin’s Perle Noire, Aurora’s Black, Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz, Octopus Schwarz nad Kyonooto Nurebairo’s are great reasonably prices alternatives.

Ink splash


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Tomoe River, 90 g – Kaweco Sport Classic, B




Leuchtturm1917, Lamy Al-Star, Broad




Cheap no-name notebook, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib


Water resistance



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