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    Default Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    Today Iím reviewing Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu ink.

    From Japanese this translates to the Japanese Beautyberry fruit and is an interesting bright lilac colour.

    I didnít have many similar inks to this one to compare it with, so itís quite a different colour to other lilac or purple inks.

    Muraski-shikibu didnít suffer from any hard starts or non-starts when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance. The ink was very well-behaved.

    It dried in 16 seconds on the Clairefontaine Triomphe paper and didnít smear after it was dry.

    Available in attractive Pilot Iroshizuku 50ml and mini 15ml glass bottles from many outlets Worldwide. Prices can vary quite a bit, so shop around.

    • Flow Rate: Very good.
    • Lubrication: Nicely smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Not saturated
    • Shading Potential: Some shading seen.
    • Show-Through: Some seen on cheaper papers.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None seen.
    • Nib Creep / ďCrudĒ: Not seen, even after several days in the pen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after 3 weeks - easy clean-up.
    • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands easily.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, but shows good water resistance.

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    Last edited by Chrissy; November 3rd, 2019 at 03:32 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    Oh, a friend of mine was saying this was very similar to Sailor Fuji-Musume (in his pen, at least!)

    I think it's going to depend on how blue-tinged the Fuji-Musume is looking at that moment.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    Chrissy, you've got the Parkpop Purpur listed as R&K, but isn't it made by Akkerman?
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    Chrissy, you've got the Parkpop Purpur listed as R&K, but isn't it made by Akkerman?
    Yes it is. It was just a tiny spot I had left from the MI. Thanks. I'll change that.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    Quote Originally Posted by Voiren View Post
    Oh, a friend of mine was saying this was very similar to Sailor Fuji-Musume (in his pen, at least!)

    I think it's going to depend on how blue-tinged the Fuji-Musume is looking at that moment.
    I'm afraid I don't have any Fuji-musume to compare it with.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    That's a nice color. Thanks for the review!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    That's a nice color. Thanks for the review!
    You're welcome.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku muraski-shikibu

    I love the Iroshizuku series.
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