on saleSailor Kiwaguro Pigmented Black - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-2002-220

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on saleSailor Kiwaguro Pigmented Black - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-2002-220

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50ml square glass bottle of Sailor Kiwaguro Pigmented Black fountain pen ink. This pigmented black ink is a favorite of artists and sketchers for its water resistance.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
20.6mm (0.81in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Go to Black

This black has been my standard black since I first tried it over a year ago. It stays black over time. It has a lovely flow. You can get away with using it on paper not meant for fountain pens, like bank checks and copy paper.

David C.
Great Ink, well behaved and does not bleed through

This is an awesome ink. I put in my black Mountblanc pen and it work great. Very well behaved and does not bleed even with cheep paper. It is a pleasure to use. Extremely water proof, the paper will disintegrate before the ink goes away. It can be smudged, more like than Platinum's Carbon ink. But I found the ink for my MB pen. Looking for a useful permanent black that you can use professionally this is it. s

Tyler A.
Extremely Smooth Ink

Currently using this ink my Pilot Custom 74. It literally feels like I'm writing on ice; the pen glides across the page with no feedback, and this is with a fine Japanese nib.Not sure if this is normal for pigment inks as this is my first, but it is very well behaved. I have yet to have any issues with clogs either.

Eric H.M.
best black ever

This has been my go-to everything-proof black for years now. There's simply nothing better at what it sets out to do.

Savitts, L.
Beautiful pen

This was a gift for our grandson, who is a novice with a fountain pen. He declared this is the finest pen he owns. Pen was shipped quickly and arrived in impeccable condition. Please accept our thanks for the precise way the order was handled. Thank you!

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.