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    Default Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    Today Iím reviewing Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha ink. Itís colour is between a dark olive green and a brown. I found it quite wet with very good flow. Lubrication on the nib was very smooth across the paper.

    Rikyucha 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 fairly quickly in 16 seconds on the Clairefontaine Triomphe paper and didnít smear after it was dry.

    Some red sheen can occasionally be seen in large enough swabs on very smooth paper but itís not particularly known as a sheening ink.

    Available in 20ml Sailor glass bottles from The Writing Desk. Thanks to them for sending me a sample to review.

    • Flow Rate: Very good. Wet.
    • Lubrication: Very smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Fairly saturated
    • Shading Potential: Sometimes 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 2 weeks - easy clean-up.
    • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands easily.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, but shows some blue water resistance.

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    Last edited by Chrissy; February 8th, 2022 at 01:47 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    Great review Chrissy nice colour!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    Awesome dual-color ink, and review!
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Great review Chrissy nice colour!
    You're welcome. Yes this type of colour has always been popular.

    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Awesome dual-color ink, and review!
    You're welcome. I was surprised at how the colour varies on some of my additional papers
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    One of my favorite inks of all time. I love the the more you put on the page, the more it looks like it brewed.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    Thanks for the review. Amazingly, I not only have this one, but all the comparison inks except Salamander.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Thanks for the review. Amazingly, I not only have this one, but all the comparison inks except Salamander.
    You're welcome. I only have samples of some. That was my very last drop of Cigar and I will never get another sample or bottle.
    Last edited by Chrissy; January 22nd, 2022 at 10:14 AM.
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    Great review as usual, Chrissy.

    This is the only Sailor Jentle that I have a bottle of.
    Love the color, and the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Great review as usual, Chrissy.

    This is the only Sailor Jentle that I have a bottle of.
    Love the color, and the name.
    You're welcome. I also have one of the 50ml bottles of Jentle Rickyucha but when comparing chroma tests between them the Shikiori is certainly different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Great review as usual, Chrissy.

    This is the only Sailor Jentle that I have a bottle of.
    Love the color, and the name.
    You're welcome. I also have one of the 50ml bottles of Jentle Rickyucha but when comparing chroma tests between them the Shikiori is certainly different.
    Wait.

    I didn't realize that there are two different Sailor inks named "Rikyu-Cha".
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Sailor Shikiori Rikyucha

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Great review as usual, Chrissy.

    This is the only Sailor Jentle that I have a bottle of.
    Love the color, and the name.
    You're welcome. I also have one of the 50ml bottles of Jentle Rickyucha but when comparing chroma tests between them the Shikiori is certainly different.
    Wait.

    I didn't realize that there are two different Sailor inks named "Rikyu-Cha".
    Sorry I missed this reply until today. The only difference is that the current version is now called Shikiori Rikyucha. When I compare this new sample with my old 50ml bottle of Jentle Rikyucha I noticed that the chroma tests are quite different.
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