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.
It shades beautifully, ranging from a light silvery grey to a more steel colored grey in heavier applications.
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.
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.
- Paper: Crossfield Journal ($24.00) and Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80).
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same (15ml for $9.90)