Category: Lennon Tool Bar

  • Lennon Tool Bar Winter Bamboo Shoots on Muji

    Lennon Tool Bar Winter Bamboo Shoots on Muji

    Ink Winter Bamboo Shoots is from the Winter 2019 limited edition series. The ink is an olive green colour with a wet flow. Before using it, I thought I would dislike this colour. But as I wrote with it, I found that it was an acceptable colour for writing. Not that I fell in love […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Verdant on Muji Planting Tree

    Lennon Tool Bar Verdant on Muji Planting Tree

    Ink Verdant is from the Spring 2020 limited edition series. The ink is an unsaturated green with a tinge of yellow. This ink has a wet flow. On Muji paper, Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Celastrina Sugitanii Shirozui on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Lennon Tool Bar Celastrina Sugitanii Shirozui on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ink This ink was part of the Spring 2020 limited edition. It was named after the Celastrina Sugitanii Shirozui butterfly found in Taiwan. “杉谷琉灰蝶” is the Chinese name of the butterfly and it is also printed on the bottle label. It is a pretty long name for a small butterfly that grows up to 1.4cm […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Egret Paper

    Lennon Tool Bar Egret Paper

    I was curious when Lennon Tool Bar launched their Egret paper last year and bought a pack to try. The papers are 65gsm, plain white in colour and available in A4 or A5 sizes. At first the Egret paper is only available in a pack of loose papers but now you can also get the […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Hard Rime on Leuchtturm1917

    Lennon Tool Bar Hard Rime on Leuchtturm1917

    Ink This ink colour was inspired by the look of hard rime freezing on the leaves of coniferous trees. Having spent all my life in a place without seasons, I have no idea what hard rime means. From Wikipedia, rime is a type of ice that “forms when supercooled water liquid droplets freeze onto surfaces”. […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Winter Bamboo Shoots on Midori MD

    Lennon Tool Bar Winter Bamboo Shoots on Midori MD

    Ink Winter Bamboo Shoots is from the Winter 2019 limited edition series. The ink is an olive green colour with a wet flow. Before using it, I thought I would dislike this colour. But as I wrote with it, I found that it was an acceptable colour for writing. Not that I fell in love […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Nahu on Footnotes

    Lennon Tool Bar Nahu on Footnotes

    Ink Nahu is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. During the Edo bakufu (also known as Tokugawa shogunate or Edo shogunate), a period of feudal military government in Japan from 1603 to 1868, colours were regulated. Specific colours were reserved for specific groups of people, allowing easy identification. Nahu is a colour reserved […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Yundoumuhua on Yamamoto Ro-Biki

    Lennon Tool Bar Yundoumuhua on Yamamoto Ro-Biki

    Ink Yundoumuhua is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. What I find fascinating is that depending on the language, the words “熨斗目花” on the label may be pronounced differently. A Mandarin speaker will say “yùn dǒu mù huā”. However if you take the same words and move them to Japan, it is pronounced […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Verdant on Midori MD

    Lennon Tool Bar Verdant on Midori MD

    Ink Verdant is from the Spring 2020 limited edition series. The ink is an unsaturated green with a tinge of yellow. This ink has a wet flow. On Midori MD paper, Shading: Yes Sheen: Nil Feathering: Nil Bleedthrough: Nil Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a couple of […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Shuise on Rhodia

    Lennon Tool Bar Shuise on Rhodia

    Ink Shuise is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. The Chinese words on the label, “水色”, literally means the colour of water. Supposedly the inspiration behind this colour came about during a trip to the cloth market to buy light blue fabric. I find this ink to be too light to use for […]