Hello it’s Chrissy here again and today I’m reviewing Sailor Shikiori Shigure ink. Shigure writes as a very dark purple, almost black ink. As a purple, it leans more blue than red and it is a well-saturated ink. If you leave your pen filled with Shigure for any length of time it will soon begin to look even darker.
I found it quite wet with very good flow. Lubrication on the nib felt very smooth across the paper. You don’t need to use Shigure in a really wet writing pen.
Shigure 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 very well-behaved.
It dried fairly quickly in approximately 15 seconds on the Clairefontaine Triomphe paper and didn’t smear after it was dry.
I didn’t see any sheen and only saw some shading with the finer nibs that I used. Shigure was previously in the Jentle line up and I think it maybe even looks a little darker in the Shikiori version. It wasn’t difficult to clean out of my pens nor off of my hands.
Thanks to them for sending me a sample to review.
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