Ink Review: Kobe #50, Legend Blue

Review by Laura Cameron

As you might guess, after my last ink review, I picked up a few more blues to try. Today’s blue ink is Kobe #50, also known as Legend Blue (50mL for $30).

When I started writing with Legend Blue, it appeared bright blue and brilliant, much like the Monteverde Horizon Blue I reviewed a few weeks ago. However, upon drying, I noticed that Legend Blue was a bit dustier and not quite as bright. As it turns out, Legend Blue is much closer to my Diamine 150th Anniversary Blue Velvet in terms of tone and intensity.

Kobe inks write beautifully, and this one was no exception. There is definitely some nice shading going on, but I don’t see much sheen, even in the darkest applications on my Tomoe River paper.


I like this one, but I think it might be a little lighter than what I’m looking for – I really want those brilliant blue notes!

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