Do I need a lead?
Sorry for how unrevealing this sample is, but I only had an extra-fine nib. But on to the review!
Yet another Goulet Inkapalooza pick-up! I was pretty attracted to the color, so I thought: why not?
This is the second of the two bottles of Sailor Jentle inks that I own! Here we go!
Sailor Jentle Yama-dori is one of the newer inks released in the Sailor Jentle line after the past colors were discontinued. Unfortunately, a bunch of really popular colors are no longer being made (like Grenade: rest in peace), but I think the fountain pen community had high hopes for the new line.
This isn’t my first tango with Noodler’s Air-Corp Blue-Black: I actually wanted this ink about a year ago after I tried out a sample, but I only just recently managed to pick up a bottle!
Diamine Marine was an ink that was pretty high on my wishlist for a while. I bought a sample, and then I bought another, and then I caved and bought a bottle. I really, really like this ink.
You may not have noticed this (ha…) but I love blues. Blue-greens, blue-blacks, plain ol’ blues… I love ’em! So when I picked up Noodler’s 54th Massachusetts, I expected to have a pleasant ride. I’ve had relatively good experiences with Noodler’s in the past (Noodler’s Black was the first ink I ever got, Noodler’s Air-Corp Blue-Black is a definite favorite, Noodler’s Kung Te-Cheng was quite simply a disaster, but I am willing to forgive Nathan for it), so I was really hoping that this ink would fall in the Black/Air-Corp Blue-Black category and not Kung Te-Cheng category.