Saira is the name of the 2019 Autumn Limited Series. Saira is the scientific name of the Pacific saury fish. On the bottle label, there is another name – 秋刀魚 – which is the Japanese name. In Mandarin, the words literally translates to “autumn knife fish”. I’ve always thought 秋刀魚 to be a beautiful name. The first word indicates the best season to eat them, for autumn is the time when the fish are at their fattest. The second word represents the knife-like body shape of the fish.
I had eaten the fish a few times at Japanese restaurants. It is usually served grilled, maybe sprinkled with some salt and lemon juice. The meat is fatty and flavourful. There are a lot of small bones so one needs to eat it slowly and carefully.
This ink is medium grey in colour and has a wet flow. On Rhodia paper,
- Shading: Yes
- Sheen: Nil
- Feathering: Nil
- Bleedthrough: Some
This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.
Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.
Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.