Sailor Kobe # 6 Bordeaux


 Kobe (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.

At the moment Nagasawa-Kobe offers 52 inks:

  • Rokko Green
  • Pier Blue
  • Old Foreigner Ward Sepia
  • Kitano Foreigners Residence Red
  • East Asia Black
  • Kobe Bordeaux
  • Kaikyo Blue
  • Arima Amber
  • Suma Purple
  • Mikage Grey
  • Ikuta Orange
  • Okamoto Pink
  • Nunobiki Emerald
  • Maya Lapis
  • Maiko Green
  • Nada Brown
  • Shioya Blue
  • Sannomiya Panse
  • Minatogawa Lime
  • Motomachi Rouge
  • Taisanji Yellow
  • Shinkaichi Gold
  • Nagata Blue
  • Nakayamate Black
  • Tarumi Apricot
  • Wadamisaki Blue
  • Kounan Maroon
  • Suzuran Green
  • Suma Kaihin Blue
  • Ooji Cherry
  • Kaigan Stone Grey
  • Tamon Purple Grey
  • Rikyuu Moon Yellow
  • Sourakuen Tea Green
  • Suwayama Leaf Green
  • Sakaemachi Indigo
  • Minatojima Island Blue
  • Kitanozaka Night Blue
  • Kobe Brick
  • Sumiyoshi Brown
  • Suma Rikyu Rose
  • Rokko Island Sky
  • Gakuen Toshi Fresh Green
  • Sumaura Seaside Blue
  • Hashibuse Silhouette Green
  • Nagisa Museum Grey
  • Aoya Cascade Green
  • Suidousuji Marchais Blue
  • Kitano Olive Green
  • Kyo-machi Legend Blue
  • Kano-cho Midnight
  • Shioya Vintage Sepia

Let’s take a look at no 6 Kobe Bordeaux. The color isn’t bad but for me it’s not the most exciting range of colors, I prefer strong reds than Bordeaux. Ink behaves well and as most Sailor inks lubricates the nib in pleasant way.

Ink Splash


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Color range


Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B




Leuchturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B




Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9


Water resistance 



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