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Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi - Bamboo Charcoal (50ml Bottled Ink)
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50ml bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Bamboo Charcoal (take-sumi) fountain pen ink.
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Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi - Bamboo Charcoal (50ml Bottled Ink)

50ml bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi (Bamboo Charcoal) black fountain pen ink.

Bottled Inks
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
1.000 lbs
1.000 in
1.000 in
1.000 in
Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi - Bamboo Charcoal (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.9459 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-behaved ink I am a fan of black ink. Take-sumi is not as black as Aurora Black, but is more comparable to J Herbin's Perle Noire. The ink does not feather and dries quickly. I tried it in a Sailor King of Pen with a medium nib, as well as an Omas 360 also with a medium nib It does have a slightly greater tendency to bleed through Moleskine paper than J Herbin. It is not water resistant, but then I think none of the Iroskizuku inks are. Unlike Noodler's Black, there is very little tendency for nib creep. I know that's a matter of personal aesthetics, but it matters to me. The bottle is well-designed. It will accommodate large nibs. Overall I am a fan of this ink, but I am biased because I own about five other Iroskuzuku inks now.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wet ink with some feathering This is a very good black ink that flows well out of the pens I have tried so far. I am surprised how slick and well distributed the color. Only downside is even with an EF nib the characters started feathering on cheaper notepads. Well only one ink made it past that test so I won't hold that against it. The ink bottle is gorgeous and plan to re-use it in favor of that small nib dip in the center. Water resistance is good enough that it doesn't wash away but not impervious to spread. I am definitely going to get more Take-sumi especially once I switch completely over to fountain pen friendly paper. Great packaging that allowed it safely to reach my door during the winter too!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Go To Black Ink I could not wait and ordered some of this ink from Japan. It was a wise decision. This ink is smooth and looks beautiful on the page. It is a very nice black. It flows amazing in all of my pens. I could not be happier. It also flows much better than HOD. I will be ordering more from the Goulet's when it arrives in stock. This is a must have ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Japanese perfection The Take-sumi ink is really beautiful, rich dark black ink. Not at all yellow, but a bit more on the red-ish side, however this is really a true black colour, despite it's name. Being really wet, I found that this ink is really great with one nib size lower than you might otherwise prefer, but it will depend on the paper. It might be on eof the most expensive inks, but it certainly is one of the best I've ever tried!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A standard setting black Take my review with a grain of salt because I do not have long term experience with this ink. However,I will say in the time I have used it, it has left a great imprint on me. The color is nice and saturated. A deep black with little to no sheen. The flow is quite wet but not overly wet. I am using a goulet fine nib. Dry time is a little longer than I prefer but I am willing to look past it for all the positives. Doesn't bleed through on cheap printer paper. Feathering is minamal and to be expected on cheap paper. Rhodia paper showed zero feathering. In my experience it is smoother writing than noodlers black and has an added benefit. No nib creep. Noodlers black in my particular pen does nib creep. It is expensive but it is a premium ink with premium characteristics.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep Saturated Black with Superior Performance I discovered Iroshizuku inks when I was looking for a replacement for S.T. Dupont?s Blue Black (encre bleu nuit) ink, which S.T. Dupont has discontinued. The Iroshizuku inks perform well in S.T. Dupont pens. I especially like take-sumi in extra-fine and fine S.T. Dupont nibs. Although there are many other black inks that are excellent, I really like the way Iroshizuku take-sumi performs in my S.T. Dupont pens, so I am adopting take-sumi as my standard black for my S.T. Dupont pen collection.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Ink Well, it is a black ink and I haven't had any trouble with it. It was a bit pricy -and let's face it, I bought it for the bottle, not the ink -but otherwise I can't complain. I can only compare it to Noodlers Bernanke Black, which was also a solid ink. Since I use the Take-sumi in a much broader and nicer pen, it does write very wet and was awful on more absorbent papers which most of my pocket journals were made of. However on quality paper it laid down beautiful lines. I'd only really recommend this ink for the bottle though, as black inks seem to be somewhat ubiquitous.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I ordered this ink A little pricey - yes. A beautiful bottle - yes. Well worth the investment - yes. I use this in my Edison Nouveau Premiere with fine nib and it made me an immediate convert to Pilot Iroshizuku inks. Flows smoothly from the nib and looks good on the page. Not the blackest black but doesn't claim to be either - reminds me of the color of Asian brush calligraphy. I will definitely buy another bottle when this one runs out.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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