A few weeks ago I received my Pilot Falcon fountain pen.
Since then I have been patiently waiting for the Honolulu Pen Shop to get a shipment of Iroshizuku inks. Well I finally got the call and I purchased a bottle of Iroshizuku kon-peki.
Pilot describes kon-peki as "Deep Cerulean Blue-expresses the color of a vast and clear summer sky". I looked up kon and peki in my Japanese English Dictionary and could not find either word.
Disclaimer: I am not an ink expert! There are a lot of pen/ink bloggers out there who do a fantastic job of reviewing inks. They report on color, drying time, bleed through, flow, feathering, etc. I'm not able to do that. If it writes poorly on one kind of paper, I'll look for another. If it writes poorly in a certain pen, I'll load another. I liken this to a story I read about wine tasting. There are experts who use terms like nose, fruit, dryness, etc. I heard in Italy it's...mmm taste good!
Both have their places!
Well on to my take of kon-peki!
I've never heard of Rhodia notebooks before, but thanks to my pen, paper and ink friends on Twitter, I now know! So I went to the local Target Store and bought a Rhodia Reverse Book.
Ths paper is darn nice! Smooth and takes the kon-peki quite well!
I love it when the inkflow causes differences that look like shading!
Does it look like the clear summer sky? Pretty darn close I'd say!
Well that's it, that's my "review"...nothing fancy. I will be attempting to put together a video using the Falcon/kon-peki combo and posting it here hopefully soon, but it is a learning process for me.
I'm waiting for another color to come in, don't remember the name. I was given a small amount to try so I used a dip pen, here's a preview.
Oh if you're worried about smearing the ink because it took too long to dry, one of these may help.
Until next time I remain,
Very Truly yours!