2014 is coming to an end, I thought I should take the time to come up with my top 5 favourite inks of 2014. I have started the year with a heavy bias towards Pilot Iroshizuku inks because they are well behaved and have decent dry time. However, I was introduced to Sailor Jentle inks this year and it has destroyed Pilot Iroshizuku inks' strangle hold on my favourite inks. Here are my top 5 inks:
Number 5 - Bung Box Blue Black
A wonderful blue black ink that is really expensive to come by.
Number 4 - Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin
It has wonderful shading from deep orange to bright mandarin. Noodler's Apache Sunset would have taken this place if it dries faster.
Number 3 - Sailor Jentle Yama Dori
Wonderful shading and sheeeeeeen...
Number 2 - Sailor Jentle Oku Yama
A well behaved ink with wonderful shading. Deep red and bright purplish-red.
Number 1 - Pelikan 4001 Turquoise
My number favourite ink - It is a bright colour, it is well behaved, great dry time and it have a red sheen around the edges where ink pools. Finally, it is also super cheap in Singapore. What's there not to like?
I realise that none of the reviews are up for any of my favourite inks. The ink reviews in the old format are almost all up. New ink review format coming soon, look out for it next year. Here is to a better year ahead for everyone.