Chu-shu Sailor Jentle Ink (2016)

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:

  1. Chu-shu
  2. Fuji-musume
  3. Irori
  4. Kin-mokusei
  5. Rikyu-cha
  6. Sakura-mori
  7. Waka-uguisu
  8. Yuki-akari

Today I’ll say few words about


Chu-shu is an interesting ink. The color can be described as grey with a purple tone to it. It’s dark enough for every day use. Chu-shu is water resistant and lubricates the nib nicely. It’s not my perfect grey ink but I think it’s worth attention of grey inks users.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Color ID

Color range

Tomoe River, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

Kokuyo Campus Myo, TWSBI 580, stub 1,1

No-name notebook, Hero 5028, stub 1,5

Rhodia, Hero 5028, stub 1,1

Water resistance


4 thoughts on “Chu-shu Sailor Jentle Ink (2016)

  1. A favorite!
    I was trying to find a violet grey to complement De Atramentis’ “Cement” (green) and “Fog” (slate blue),
    this ink is not only their equal but possibly their better (we’re in very subtle territory here!).
    I am trying to develop my range, but this one gets into my “If you could only have one. . . . ” circle!
    . . . . and now I want to eat many more Sailor Jentle inks!

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