Each 50ml glass bottle is a beautifully crafted container designed with an innovative dip at the bottom to make for easy filling of your fountain pen, when the ink level runs low. Take-sumi loosely translates from Japanese to Bamboo Charcoal. This ink represents the color of 5 year old bamboo plants burned into charcoal inside an oven.
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My favorite ink for fountain pens. If you write a lot in one setting this ink is really good as its a really wet ink and seems to help a bit with ink flow.
Michael BrantleyMay 25, 2018
This is the best black ink I've found.
Cole KropfMay 23, 2018
Kon peki but in black
This is what I use when it's not appropriate to use blue ink and it's just as beautiful.
Lionel BroadmooreMay 23, 2018
This ink has been my favorite black so far. It is a super wet ink, one of the wettest I have used, and goes on nice and dark. However, it also occasionally looks like a very dark gray. I normally don't like writing in black unless I have to, but this one actually has a little character. Just keep in mind that it is really wet if your pen is already a wet writer.
Mary GaravagliaMay 23, 2018
Bamboo Charcoal: What's Not To Like?
This is a great ink...very well behaved as all Iroshizuku inks are. Arrived rapidly. Packaged well. Excellent experience all around. Thanks Brian and Lisa.
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