Hello Chrissy here and today I’m reviewing Pilot Iroshizuku chiku-rin ink.
From Japanese this translates to Bamboo Forest and is a pale, bright green colour.
I remember trying a sample of this ink a long time ago, but thought it a bit light to write with. Now I have a few paler inks that I regularly use and quite like this colour.
Chiku-rin didn’t 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 well-behaved.
It felt a little drier than some of the other P.I. inks I have recently written with, as I noticed a bit more feedback with my steel nibs, but it had good flow and still felt fairly smooth while writing.
It dried in 10 seconds on the Clairefontaine Triomphe paper and didn’t smear after it was dry.
Available in attractive Pilot Iroshizuku 50ml glass bottles from The Writing Desk.
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