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50ml bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Horsetail (tsukushi) fountain pen ink.
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Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi - Horsetail (50ml Bottled Ink)

50ml bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi fountain pen ink. Loosely translated to Horsetail, this ink is a soft brown like a young horsetail awaiting the coming of spring.

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Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi - Horsetail (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Priceless Ink A fantastic ink with a rich colour that I think has a hint of sepia, especially on tan paper. To my inexperienced sense, I think the ink is medium in consistency and is very smooth. The ink is expensive but only by comparison with other inks. I suggested to my wife that it is much cheaper than a sports car! The gift of good writing with lovely tools is the creation of memories that last a lifetime. My mum recently told me that she was cleaning up and opened a box of letters I have written to her over the years. Mum made a cup of tea and sat down to read them over. We'll never do that with old emails! What's the cost of ink on a letter that is ten, twenty years or more old - priceless. Cheers, Mathew
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicate shading Tsukushi is a delicate brown that exhibits quite subtle shading (in my Pelikan M200, a somewhat wet writer). It's a darkish brown, but not so dark that it could ever be mistaken for black. It looks great on yellow Post-It notes! Like all the Iroshizuku inks that I've tried, it flows well, dries reasonably quickly and is generally well-behaved. I use a lot of brown ink and the one I always have in at least one pen is Diamine Chocolate (which does tend somewhat towards black). But my Goulet sample of Tsukushi has won me over and I'm planning to make this the first complete bottle of Iroshizuku that I buy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful brown, but tends to oxidize This is my second review of Tsukushi here. My first gave it five stars but, now that I've lived with it for a while, I think three stars is more appropriate because of its tendency to oxidize while in the pen, and become darker. When I first fill the pen, Tsukushi is a beautiful reddish brown. But, after a couple of days in the pen, it has oxidized to a much darker brown that looks almost black. It means that I have to refill my pen every time I use the ink. I've tried the ink in my Pelikan M200, Parker 51 and Lamy Safari and it behaves this way in each pen. This problem only occurs with ink that has sat in the pen for a day or two. Fresh Tsukushi on paper retains its reddish brown hue when dry. When I finish my bottle of Tsukushi I will certainly buy another because it's such a gorgeous brown when used fresh from the bottle.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the hype! I wanted to find a good sepia/brown ink, and also to see if the Pilot Iroshizuku inks were all they were cracked up to be. This ink is perfectly behaved, as their reputation states. It starts unhesitatingly in my Visconti Van Gogh, and gives sharp, crisp lines on various papers with mild shading. More shading would be great, but there's enough to keep one's interest. Over all it is one of the best inks I've used. It is not too wet, nor too dry, but seems to be perfect for whatever you try to do with it. The color itself is very warm and beautiful on cream paper. I fully intend to purchase a bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku ink, even if it isn't the Tsukushi specifically.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initial thoughts on Tsukushi................ Iroshizuku Tsukushi Horsetail Brown is quite similar in colour & tone to OMAS Sepia. There is a tiny bit of olive in the Tsukushi & it flows more readily in the same nib as the OMAS. Tsukushi tends to resist the inside walls of the Sailor standard converter.....the ink kind of sloshes around in there. (I own no other ink that does this). As for writing performance, this ink applies smoothly (on both smooth & textured papers), pooling at various parts of the writing strokes (as if there would be significant shading). Once dry, Tsukushi tones down to a more uniform colour. & shows less shading than I expected. The narrow oval footprint of its beautiful Iroshizuku bottle makes it "tippy" (in one direction) & I'd recommend placing the bottle in a container during inking. ( I use a Rubbermaid # 14.) Pilot's Iroshizuku Tsukushi will be one of my regularly used browns. This quality Japanese ink is highly recommended. Istvan
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice reddish brown ink. This color ink reminds me of auburn hair, and I love using it for sketching and artistic purposes, yet I wouldn't use this ink for everyday writing. If you are looking for a daily correspondence/note-taking ink I would get the Iroshizuku Yama-Guri. Both perform really well with low feathering and nice amounts of shading on Moleskine and Rhodia.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite browns This ink flows beautifully in both my Pilot Prera and my Lamy Safaris. Shades beautifully and is a gorgeous neutral color that I can get away with using at work but is not boring black.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi - Horsetail (50ml) This is a nice shade of brown for everyday use. Flows smoothly from my amber Custom 823.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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