In 1911, Mr. Kyugoro Sakata, an engineer from Hiroshima in Japan, was introduced to the fountain pen. Mr. Sakata was so intrigued by the design and function of the pen he decided to begin a company to craft the finest writing instruments in the world. In honor of his British friend, he chose to name the company Sailor Pen.
The Sailor Pen Company has maintained this heritage of quality and technical perfection over the years. Apart from offering very well made pens, the company has employed an ink master – pure genius who’s managed to create greates fountain pen inks ever (it’s my opinion not validated by research but shared by many of us). I would guess that during the years Sailor created approximately 600-800 inks (most of them under other names).
One of internatioonally available line of Sailor inks is Sailor Jentle line. At the moment we have two of them. The new one reintroduces colors that were missed by hundreds of geeks. I’vwe bought full line of new Jentle inks and I’ll review them all in following weeks. The inks are:
Today I’ll say few words about the tink I enjot due to its freshness
Fuji-musume means (“Wisteria Maiden”), is a famous classical dance out of the Kabuki theater in Japan. It was first performed in 1826 as one of a set of five dances. The figure of the wisteria maiden first came from the town of Otsu on the shores of Lake Biwa, where folk art called Otsu-e were sold as souvenirs. The wisteria maiden was the most famous of them.
Sailor Fuji-musume is a light pastel violet that I strongly dislike. Maybe it’s not an affront to the eyes but this color wasn’t made for me. In terms of wrtiting performance Fuji-musume won’t disappoint almost anyone unless water resistance is of importance for you. In this case you won’t be pleased. After a while in water the text simply disappears. It was very easy to clean from TWSBI.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib
Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib
Kokuyo Campus Myo, TWSBI 580, stub 1,1
No-name notebook, TWSBI 580, stub 1,1
Midori MD, Kaweco Sport, B
Oxford Optic, Twsbi 580, stub 1,1