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    Default Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku yama-budo (Crimson Glory Vine)

    Today Im reviewing Pilot Iroshizuku yama-budo ink. This translates from Japanese to Crimson Glory Vine and is a bright deep magenta colour.

    Although this colour may be a bit bright for some users, I think its fun to use some bright colours like this when writing letters or pages in journals.

    I wrote mainly with a Lamy Al-Star pen with medium steel nib. Flow was good and felt neither wet nor dry, while lubrication at the nib tip was nicely smooth across the page. I thought it was a well-behaved ink.

    Yama-budo isnt a saturated ink but it exhibited a little shading with finer nibs and I noticed a bit of greenish sheen with broad nibs and coated paper.


    • Flow Rate: Very good.
    • Lubrication: Nicely smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Not saturated
    • Show-Through: Some seen on the cheaper additional papers I used, but I could write on the reverse of all of them.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen
    • Nib Creep / Crud: Not seen, even after a couple of weeks in the pen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days - easy clean-up.
    • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands after three washes.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, and shows little water resistance.
    • Available in 50ml or mini 15ml glass bottles from many outlets worldwide.



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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku yama-budo (Crimson Glory Vine)

    Thank you, Chrissy. As you say, very bright but it's nice to cheer up a letter with a wild ink. Somewhat tempted...
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku yama-budo (Crimson Glory Vine)

    You're welcome. It would brighten up a paragraph or two in a letter. Compared with most of the slightly lighter comparison inks, it looks almost restrained.
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