Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same

Review by Laura Cameron

I don’t use grey inks very often, but I do love every Pilot Iroshizuku ink I’ve tried, so I was happy to get to review Kiri-same (15ml for $9.90).

Kiri-same, or Autumn Showers, is a light to medium grey.

Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

It shades beautifully, ranging from a light silvery grey to a more steel colored grey in heavier applications.

Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

The ink writes beautifully. It loaded into the pen well, and flows smoothly. I find it to be a slightly dry ink, but it hasn’t dried out in my nib; it writes perfectly every time.

Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

As I said, I don’t have a lot of greys to compare to. Kiri-same is definitely darker than PenBBS #261 (and doesn’t have sparkle either!) and isn’t as blue as Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyo-syogun (review forthcoming). It is the perfect grey for stormy days.

Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

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  1. Thanks for the great review, you convinced me to buy this fountain pen ink and I didn’t regret it. I have already used Pilot inks from the Iroshizuku collection but in different colors. This gray color brought something completely new.

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