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Sailor pigmented ink and fude dip pen


I’ve added a number of Sailor merchandise to my sketching instruments in latest months… and it’s time to share them.

Sailor Kiwaguro pigmented ink

Just a few months in the past my buddy @spatialsketch advised me about this pigmented ink and so I purchased a bottle. She additionally advised me that it got here in cartridges and I observed the Kinokunyia in Sydney stocked them. I exploit bottled ink 99% of the time – refilling my fountain pens utilizing a convertor or refilling cartridges  (see this text for extra particulars).

However there are occasions when having the choice of a cartridge could be helpful – ie. having a spare cartridge in my bag could be nice if I occur to expire of ink after I’m out sketching for the day. In actual fact, the barrel of the Sailor Fude de Mannen has area for a second cartridge!

The opposite day I had left my fude pen at dwelling (I had taken the pen out of my bag to refill and forgotten to place it again!) however I used to be capable of pop into Kinokunyia and purchase one other 55-degree Sailor Fude de Mannen (inexperienced) pen and a pack of cartridges. (I can at all times do with one other Fude pen, can’t I?)

And whereas I used to be there I noticed a blue choice – the Souboku ink which can be pigmented. So I purchased a second Fude (the darkish blue 40-degree model). Hopeless I do know! 🙂

I’ve heard from a number of those who this pigmented ink will not be as fast drying as different choices (comparable to my favorite – De Atramentis Doc Ink) however I didn’t discover any issues as I sketched with each inks.

Here’s a blue ink web page

And a sketch executed with the black ink.

Once I did some exams at dwelling the ink did appear to be a bit of gradual to dry however to date utilizing it for my typical city sketching has labored tremendous.


The opposite Sailor product that I’ve just lately added to my gear is a Sailor Fude dip pen. That is one other factor that @spatialsketch advised me about and I’ve to say that I’m very enthusiastic about this discovery!

The Hocoro dip pen is a small plastic nib holder – right here is it compared with my Fude de Mannen fountain pen. The nib may be reversed and saved contained in the deal with for touring which is nice.

The dip pen has a 40-degree fude nib with an in-built reservoir and looks like my fude fountain pens. 

And as for the way a lot you may draw with one dip…

Reply: Quite a bit! I’m very impressed!

This pen fits me higher than the Kakimori nib. I want the extra assorted (generally scratchy) line of this pen.

I’m nonetheless getting used to the correct amount of ink to choose up and so sometimes get large drops of ink. However that simply provides to the enjoyable!

This sketch that I shared final week was executed with this dip pen… and you may see among the extra ink in locations. Word particularly the orange ink explosion that happens on the teacup deal with. (I used to be utilizing Super5 Dehli ink on this sketch.)

I haven’t had a lot of an opportunity to correctly check this pen however I can say already that I’m a fan! I’m busy ending off the content material for my Teacups course – beginning subsequent week – however as soon as that settles down I’m trying ahead to testing this dip pen correctly.

I’d love to listen to from you if in case you have used both of those Sailor merchandise

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